Hike In "Malibu" Paseo Miramar Hiking Trail

This trail is really in Pacific Palisades but Malibu always commands extra attention ;).

If you are looking for the perfect hike with ocean views, on an overcast day, take advantage of the Paseo Miramar Hiking Trail.

Why the Paseo Miramar Hiking Trail?

Parking: You can find parking much closer to the start of the trail (A nearly hidden entrance near the big white house in the culdesac, more directions later) 

Views: You can see the ocean specifically Malibu and Santa Monica further south

Proximity: This hike is located above the Getty Villa and near Malibu to grab a bite to eat. 


Photography: Bring your camera, a cell phone works too. You will want to snap a few photos along the way

Paseo Miramar Hiking Trail_PipelinePepperBlog

Nature: Watch out for the little guys, especially on an overcast day, they like to lay on the hot rocks to keep warm

Nature by Vanessa

What To Bring?

*Pack accordingly to how far you will execute the hike and how long you will be out there

  • Water
  • Proper Shoes - if you don't have hiking shoes bring exercise shoes 
  • Sunscreen
  • Trail snacks
  • Cell phone
  • A buddy- because it's nice to chat with someone along the way 

Directions to Paseo Miramar Trailhead (Topanga Canyon Hike):

We tried to use Google Maps and it was not working, we were miss-directed a few times. Thankfully we came across this website, GoHikeIt.com, when doing rearch on local Los Angeles hikes with ocean views.

From Hollywood/Beverly Hills: 

  • 1-405 S
  • 1-10 W exit toward Santa Monica
  • Merge onto I-10
  • Continue onto CA-1 N/E Pacific Coast Hwy
  • Sharp right onto W Sunset Blvd
  • Sharp left onto Paseo Miramar
  • Turn right onto Resolano Dr. 
  • Take the 1st right onto Paseo Miramar


From Orange County:

  • I-5 N toward Los Angeles
  • ext toward the Interstart 10 W/ Santa Monica Freeway/Santa Monica
  • Merge onto CA-60 W
  • Merge onto 1-10
  • Continue onto CA-1 N/E Pacific Coast Hwy
  • Sharp right onto W. Sunset Blvd
  • Shar left onto Paseo Miramar
  • Turn right onto Resolano Dr

For more tips and information on this hike, please visit GoHikeIt.com