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Hike Malibu Creek State Park

Hiking, fishing, bird watching, mountain biking, rock climbing and horseback riding opportunities are just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles. Fourteen-mile Malibu Creek is the Santa Monica Mountains ' main watercourse ending at Malibu Lagoon. On chaparral-covered slopes there are 15 miles of streamside trail through woods of oak and sycamore. Following the Malibu Creek trail, visitors will be treated to spectacular views including volcanic rock gorges, picturesque swimming pools and amazing views of the Las Virgenes Valley and Malibu Canyon. This area has been the center of Chumash Native American life for centuries, culturally speaking. The Sepulveda Adobe, built in 1863 on what had been part of an early Spanish land grant, is one of the most important points of interest of the park. Restored in 2003, this historic structure is now open to the public. Johnny Mott, a famous LA attorney, built another adobe along Malibu Creek in the early 1900's. It is known today as the Mott Adobe ruins, with only the dramatic stone fireplace left standing. Maybe President Herbert Hoover was the most prominent frequent guest at the Mott Adobe. The park was used extensively to film numerous movies and TV shows, such as Planet of the Apes and M*A*S*H, before it was opened to the public in 1976. Bob Hope donated most of the park's land holdings, with later significant Ronald Reagan and 20th Century Fox acquisitions. 


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