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1.42 miles

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276 ft

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Point Dume Cove Trail, located in Malibu, California, is a 1.42-mile loop trail that offers a moderate level of difficulty. The trail is well-maintained and clearly marked, making it suitable for both novice and experienced hikers. The trail begins with a gentle incline, leading to a plateau that offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The trail then descends towards a secluded beach, where hikers can observe sea lions and seals basking on the rocks. The trail also features a unique sandstone formation known as Point Dume, which is a popular spot for rock climbing. Hikers should note that the trail can be crowded during weekends, so it's best to visit on weekdays for a more peaceful hike. Parking is available at the trailhead, but spaces are limited. It's recommended to arrive early to secure a spot. Despite its short length, the trail offers a variety of scenery and wildlife, making it a must-visit for those in the Malibu area.
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