This will be a nice little 3-mile hike with about 800 ft total ascent. We’ll head up the canyon on the “Lost Trails” and return by way of the “book trails.”
The Los Liones Canyon Trail weaves through a lush canyon just a mile from the Pacific Ocean. Slivers of big blue sea can be seen from much of the ivy and chaparral-lined canyon
From Santa Monica or Malibu: Take the Pacific Coast Highway and turn on Sunset Boulevard. Go 0.3 miles on Sunset, take a left on Los Liones and drive half a mile to the end of the street. Park on the right side of the street in the lot across from the church.
There is plenty of free street parking, as well as two lots near picnic areas and restrooms.