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Leo Carrillo to Nicholas Flat – Lunch at Spruzzo

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Leo Carrillo to Nicholas Flat – Lunch at Spruzzo

The Nicholas Flats Trail in Leo Carrillo State park is unique in the way it connects the mountains with the sea. Chaparral, grassland, coastal scrub and oak woodland all converge near the flat with spectacular ocean views along the way. An old cattle pond backed by picturesque sandstone outcroppings provides a home for red-wing blackbirds and a welcoming resting place for us.

Trails used: Willow Creek Trail, Nicholas Flat trail, Meadows Trail, Camp 13 Trail, Nicholas Ridge Trail, Malibu Springs Trail, Nicholas Ranch Road

Post Hike lunch at Spruzzo’s
29575 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265

Hike is about 9 miles with 1800′ total ascent and rated MEDIUM. See Hike Rating Guide


Leo Carrillo State Park is on PCH a little east of Mulholland Hwy

From 101 in Valley: Head west and exit Kanan Rd. Head toward beaches and turn right on on PCH. Drive 8 miles to Leo Carrillo State Park and turn right into park entrance

From Hwy 10/West Side: Head up-coast on Pacific Coast Highway about 25 miles to Leo Carrillo State Beach. Turn right into park entrance

From Ventura-Oxnard-Camarillo: Head south on Hwy 1. Park is on left about 10.5 miles past Las Posas

Parking is 12 bucks, cash or credit. There is some free street parking across the street and about 1/4 mile north of park.
We’ll meet near parking lot entrance/exit

July 09 2022


Date: July 9
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website


Leo Carrillo State Park

35000 W. Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265 US

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