Just last year, I had a yoga modeling photoshoot scheduled at Tuna Canyon Park in Malibu,CA. It took a solid 3 hours to find a place that was relatively close in terms of distance. Hidden is an understatement! It is nowhere to be found unless you have specific directions. It is nestled between Malibu and the San Fernando Valley hills. The route there, gives you little preview as to what your’e in store for while driving along the roads with magnificent scenery of the Pacific ocean. So get ready to see the best view of your life!!
This hiking spot has the best scenery in Los Angeles according to many sources. I personally agree and I think this is a perfect place to do Yoga, read a book, relax and also hike. As you enter form the fire exit, the hiking splits in two directions/ways. One of them goes downward’s towards Malibu and the other route goes upwards towards a large empty area where you can see Downtown, Santa Monica and the Pacific ocean literally right in front of you .
Additionally, this hiking is dog friendly. In the weekdays, it is usually frequented by locals who are enjoying the wonderful view with their dogs and friends. Beware, navigation/google maps will let you down as there is rarely ever any reception in the mountains. It is important to map out your route and plan ahead so you don’t find yourself lost with no way out. During the weekends it is usually more crowded just like everywhere else in Los Angeles. Parking can also be more difficult in the weekends.
Upon arrival, I didn’t pay much attention to the location because I was already 2 hours late to my destination. I quickly proceeded to meet my cameraman and started my photoshoot. Shortly thereafter I started exploring the location by myself and was astonished by what I had found. This place became my meditation destination. This is definitely a spot that LA locals do not want tourists to crowd. A true gem!