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Level: Intermediate
Length: 30 mi (48.3 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,227/ -1,613 ft
Total: 35 riders

Mountain Biking Point Mugu State Park

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#85 of 1,003 mountain bike trails in California
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First added by palom0 on Aug 6, 2011. Last updated May 10, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Santa Monica, CA Get onto Ca-1/Pac Coast Hwy North Exit to Point Mugu State Park (9000 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA)
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  • Levi Mize

    FYI: There is no water on these trails. Due to the ongoing drought Gov Brown ordered all coastal showers and water fountains shut off. This network of trails offers everything from fire roads to extreme downhill technical single tracks. Terrain is very varied from hard pack, sand, scree, rocky, and soft loamy dirt. Lots of skill level for everyone from beginner to pro. You can easily spend an entire day here and never hit the same trail twice. Bring plenty of water.

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  • Ashleyarvaldez

    The traction going down part of Backbone is awesome!!! They've been doing some trail maintenance that's really improved the downhill! Definitely a great ride now.

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  • Gawin

    Just opened after being closed for a 1.5 months due to heavy mud slides. Two Foxes and Sin Nombre are a lot of fun right now with some new features due to the event. Overlook and the fire road have been scraped and are mostly smooth. Backbone and upper Guad haven't changed too much, but Lower Guad has some deep ruts you need to be mindful of, also there are some new features so take your first run down like you would being on a new trail to be safe, but it is very fun. Sage is turning back into a single track.

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  • Brittany Rouille
    Reviewing Sycamore Canyon:

    We had a great time biking from the mountains to the sea in Sycamore Canyon. It was a beautiful ride, though you can still see quite a bit of fire damage. We biked to the beach, had a picnic by the sea and decided to add in a difficult side trip on our return loop through the park. "Hell Hill," as it is commonly known, was quite a doozy, but doable if you are an advanced biker.

    Check out our posts for awesome photos and tips, enjoy!!

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  • Eric Foltz

    Pt. Magu SP is the park name but most refer to the area as Big Sycamore Canyon.

    This is a great area for all ability levels with a combination of fire road and singletrack that can be ridden in various ways to create some really fun loops. The highlights are definitely the Backbone Trail DH from Overlook and the Guadalasca Trail.

    There is water and restrooms throughout the canyon and you can ride right down to the ocean.

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  • fantastikpenuin

    Pt Mugu from the Big Sycamore Canyon entry point- the main trail begins with a gradual scenic climb, nothing difficult. A couple of miles in there is a fork leading to an array of single track and other more rutted , but widely spaced trails. If you take a left, you can access the two foxes trail (which becomes sin nombre) , the overlook trail, and wood canyon trail . To the right is the ranch center road. The trails are absolutely beautiful, and there is plenty to explore within the park. Not to mention the uncanny amount of wildlife I've encountered while riding these trails.

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  • norski
    Reviewing Sycamore Canyon:

    Be aware that all the trails in the Santa Monica Mountains go through rattlesnake habitat. The snakes don't seem aggressive ... but I haven't run over one's tail, yet. Don't let this keep you away from a good ride, but be alert! Ridden there 4 times and have just avoided nailing a rattler on 2 of those rides.

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  • kpmeder
    Reviewing Sycamore Canyon:

    Addendum to previous; Trail can be accessed from the hwy 101 on the North side or PCH from the South or Ocean side. I have done both, but prefer riding from the Ocean side uphill first and then downhill at the end...

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  • kpmeder
    Reviewing Sycamore Canyon:

    Classic SoCal trail. Can be ridden from the top down or from hwy101 up. Exceptional views of the Pacific and Channel IS. Dirt doubltrack road climb with some paved sections at the upper end and then Guadalasco trail down fun swooping singletrack.

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