We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nicholas Flat Trail

Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
Save
Review Highlights
all trails are interesting

easy trail, few people, take hat few shade areas, accessible by car, better during the week, don't... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
Etretat c
,
Etretat
Way fun trail with great views and few people!

This is a way fun trail and beautiful hike. Although gentle hike, I'd avoid small kids or outa... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
SanMo
,
Malibu, California
Read all 7 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good14%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
7 Dec 2016
“all trails are interesting”
20 Apr 2016
“Way fun trail with great views and few people!”
LOCATION
Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
75
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (7)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Reviewed 7 December 2016

easy trail, few people, take hat few shade areas, accessible by car, better during the week, don't go alone

Thank Etretat c
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a way fun trail and beautiful hike. Although gentle hike, I'd avoid small kids or outa shape elderly. Surprisingly uncrowded trail even with the leo campground nearby. It starts at Leo Carrillo State Park. Use your state park pass, pay the daily fee...More

1  Thank SanMo
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Hike here from Leo Carillo state park trailhead and get a good uphill workout with gorgeous views. Or start at the top for a gentle walk. Beautiful large pond with ducks at Nicholas flat, provided there has been winter rains. Sadly it's been dry recently.

Thank bdkLosAngeles
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Nicholas Flats is a beautiful hike in Malibu. We did it with our 10 year old boys and they loved the challenge. From the top of this hike you see the entire ocean. There are also beautiful hidden flatlands on this hike. Kate Hamm was...More

Thank Katrin S
Reviewed 10 April 2012

If you like hiking this is a fairly easy hike. Nice views and close to the beach.

2  Thank PK001
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Old Place Restaurant
183 reviews
5.80 km away
Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
1,308 reviews
6.06 km away
Malibu Cafe at Calamigos Ranch
216 reviews
2.38 km away
Cornell Winery & Tasting Room
27 reviews
5.78 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Mash Site
35 reviews
6.85 km away
El Matador State Beach
586 reviews
6.85 km away
Zuma Beach
686 reviews
5.73 km away
Sip Malibu
5 reviews
5.88 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Nicholas Flat Trail staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit