This trail forms the east portion of the Leo Carrillo Scenic Loop. Connect with Nicholas Flat Trail to complete the 2-mile loop. From the Leo Carrillo State Park staging area, the trail heads east along the hillside above the Malibu Coast, the Pacific Ocean and the Willow Creek watershed. The trail follows the creek north and then up the hillside with multiple switchbacks. At the intersection with Nicholas Flat Trail, hike out to Ocean Vista Spur for great views.
The southern trailhead can be accessed from the Leo Carrillo State Park staging area, located on the PCH, approximately 10 miles north of Malibu. From the parking lot, head northwest on the Nicholas Flat Trail approximately 250 feet to the trailhead on the right.