Saturday, Apr 1, 2023

Point Mugu Trail Run

9000 W. Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 17k Trail, 10k Trail

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 1, 2023

Presented by SoCalTrail

Join us on Saturday, April 1st for our springtime race at Point Mugu State Park: a breathtaking 17k and beautiful 10k trail race. Starting at the Ray Miller Trail, the course ascends 3 miles of ocean-view switchbacks, and drops into Sycamore Canyon before the leg-burning Fireline Trail climb. The short course turns around at the top of Fireline. It's a fast, fun, and challenging trail race with lots of fun to be had afterwards.

Race Site Packet Pick Up opens at 6:30am
17k starts at 8:00am.
10k starts at 8:15am.
Beer Garden and Breakfast starts at 9:00am.
Award Ceremony starts at 10:00am.
Course Closes at 11:00am

The Fun Stuff

All Point Mugu Runners Get:
Soft male- or female-cut shirts designed to wear again
Matching Finisher Medals,
FREE Course Photos
Delicious Breakfast
Post-Race Sports Massage by Vision For Enrichment
21+ Beer Garden
Coffee and/or Hot Cocoa
DJ Announcers and Music
Same Day Results (SoCalTrail Series Points)

10k & 17k:
Age Group Awards
Overall 1/2/3 Podium Awards

Winners 17k are invited to compete in the SoCalTrail Championships on December 16th at the Crystal Cove Trail Run

Follow @SoCalTrail on Instagram and @SoCalTrailRuns on Facebook for official announcements and updates

The Course

Take on the Ray Miller Trail switchbacks - a beautiful 3-mile gradual ascent with amazing views straight down to the beach and across the Pacific Ocean. Fly down the Overlook Fire Road as the views turn towards the epic Boney Mountain. The 10k turns around and climbs back to the top of Ray Miller Trail for one of the best descents in the Santa Monica Mountains. The 17k continues downhill and a new singletrack flows down to the Sycamore Canyon Fire Road where the race's only flat sections allows your legs to stride it out. The Fireline singletrack then shoots directly up with a leg-burning push, you'll get deep views of the steep canyon walls. With the hardest part behind you, the course returns to the top of Ray Miller and lets gravity take over for the finish line descent!

Aid Stations are located at approximately Miles 2.7, 3.4, and 7.1 and 7.9 for the 17k.
10k Aid Stations are at approximately miles 2.7, 3.4, and 4.1
Aid Stations will be serving fresh Skratch Hydration and water. Pre-filled cups are available as well as water bottle refills.

The 17k Cut-off at the 10k Turnaround (mile 3.4) is 9:45am

Course Maps:
17k - 10.58 miles with 2,032' gain

10k - 6.86 miles with 1,249' gain

Directions and Parking

The race is held at the Ray Miller Trail Head in La Jolla Canyon, Malibu. It is approximately 1-mile north of Sycamore Canyon Campground (9000 W. PCH).

Parking is free on PCH only. Please park off the road and be cautious of traffic. The race start is less than 1-mile from the farthest parking spot.

Discounts & Volunteers

Volunteers from other SoCalTrail events can earn Race Credits for the Point Mugu Trail Run!! We'd love to have you on the team!!

To Volunteer at the Point Mugu, or other SoCalTrail races, please email or visit:

All volunteers get awesome race swag, meals, coffee/cocoa and massage.
Race credits to future SoCalTrail races are $15/hour and are transferrable to friends and family!

Please email

If you're an active Firefighter, Race Director or running group organizer please email for your SoCalTrail discount code.


Vision For Enrichment - Post-Race Sports Massage

TrailFolx - Breaking down barriers for youth getting into mountain sports

SkratchLabs - Skratch electrolyte hydration at all aid stations

Event's current local time: 3:20 AM PT


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