The Secret Trail to Calabasas Peak is an easy going trail that winds under forestry areas and open cliff-sides. It’s an enjoyable trail that will give you constant views of the Santa Monica mountains, while not being too difficult, a good trail for beginners to intermediates.
Distance: 2.6 miles (out and back)
Duration: about 2 hours
Dog Friendly: Yes
Elevation Gain: 700 ft
Parking and Address:
Parking is at 24360 mulholland hwy, Calabasas
It begins with an easy inclines then declines, and quickly be covered by surrounding greenery.
Enjoy the shade and hidden forest because it doesn’t last long, you’ll be out of it and into the sun again within 5 minutes.
As you leave the underbrush continue on the trail, it will gain in some incline but not drastically. And open up onto the cliff where you will get some real views.
The trail winds back into the shade, but with more elevation gains. The whole trip was a steady increase in elevation coupled with some great ending views.
45 minutes into the journey and not much of it left. At this point you will be able to see the sandstone structures that signify the top of Calabasas Peak. You’ll see the trail open up and leading back on top of the cliff.
Arrived. Enjoy the scenery. The sandstone is quite the sight.