Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach



Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach is a 2,513 acre state park that includes 1.5 miles of beach at the foot of the Santa Monica Mountains. Most of the park is in Los Angeles County at the boundary with Ventura County. The beach has tide pools, coastal caves, and reefs. The park has campgrounds and extensive hiking areas. Mulholland Highway runs north and south through the center of the park and intersects at Pacific Coast Highway just west of Malibu.

Yellow Hill Trail is a trail located within Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach. The trailhead is located on the west side of Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles County and follows a mountain ridge into Ventura County. The views are exceptional and include four of the Channel Islands and Pacific Ocean.


Nicholas Flat

Malibu Springs Trail

Nicholas Flat is located in Leo Carrillo State Park and Beach in the Santa Monica Mountains. It is approximately 3.5 miles north of the Pacific Ocean just west of Malibu. Nicholas Flat has spectacular views of the ocean, surrounding mountains, and Channel Islands. Hikers will also find Nicholas Pond, beautiful oak trees, and majestic rock formations. Mountain lions have been observed in the area. Access is via Malibu Springs Trail.



Solromar is a small, unincorporated beachfront community in Ventura County located west of Leo Carrillo State Park, the Los Angeles-Ventura County line, and Malibu Beach. Solromar is famous for surfing and was mentioned by the Beach Boys in their 1963 classic song, Surfin’ USA.