As the trail name suggests, Malibu Lake Vista Trail provides beautiful views of Malibu Lake. The trail is located within Historic Reagan Ranch and can be accessed from that staging area. Connect with Yearling and Deer Leg Trails to make a nice loop from this trailhead. The trail is mostly coastal chaparral, although the route up from Deer Leg Trail is densely wooded. The trail opens up along the top with open views of the lake.
The trail can be accessed from the Reagan Ranch staging area in Malibu Creek State Park. From the 101, exit at Kanan Rd in Agoura Hills. Travel south to Cornell Wy and turn left. Continue for 2.3 miles to Mullholland Hwy. Continue straight onto Lake Vista Dr. The staging area will be on the left just after the intersection.