One of our easiest and most beginner friendly hikes and also an area that was NOT affected by the recent fires. It’s also a great spot to watch the sunset!
This out & back hike is only 2 miles total, and will take us to a lookout destination which has an amazing view of both the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles.
From where we park, there’s also a great view of the South Bay. Recently, when we did this, we were treated to a fireworks display being done off of a boat in the bay.
Total Distance: Only 2 miles, but with 10 miles worth of great views
Elevation Gain: I dunno, but very little, so easy enough for any beginner
Facilities: No restrooms, no water, so bring your own.
BRING A FLASHLIGHT OR HEADLAMP Known Dangers: We will be on a wide, easy fire road and rattlesnakes are always a possibility as is slip-‘n-fall.
Directions: From the 101, take Las Virgenes (same as Malibu Canyon Road, depending on where you get on it) to the stoplight at Mulholland Road. Go eastward from that stoplight a few miles until you get to Stunt Road. WATCH FOR IT on your right! Take Stunt Road up to the TOP, where it meets Shueren Road and where there is a small, very popular Lookout.
Alternate Directions: (More direct from Simi) From the 101, take the Valley Circle/Mulholland Drive exit and head South. In 1/2 mile, turn right on Valmar which turns into Old Topanga Rd. Turn right onto Mulholland Hwy. In 3.8 miles, turn left onto Stunt Road. Take Stunt Road up to the TOP, where it meets Shueren Road and where there is a small, very popular Lookout.
Parking: You can park at the very top of Stunt Road (see link above, but DO NOT TRUST YOUR GPS to get you there. My written directions are always accurate.) Parking is free along Stunt Road, and you will be good as long as you pull completely off of Stunt. If parking is already taken at the very top, then just BELOW the top of Stunt, there is LOTS of parking on the north side of Stunt, and from there it’s a short walk to the top of Stunt.
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