Malibu Creek State Park is located in the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California. The land was formerly owned by 20th Century Fox Studios and was used to film a number of movies and television shows, including Love Me Tender, Planet of the Apes, Daniel Boone and M*A*S*H. Prior to being owned by 20th Century Fox, the land was the Crags Country Club which offered wealthy members hunting, fishing, tennis and other recreation. The land was acquired by the state in 1974 to be converted into a park, however filming has continued on the land.
Hiking is a popular family activity in Malibu Creek State Park and the easy Crags Road/High Road Loop or Mott Road trails are perfect for beginning hikers. More advanced hikers will enjoy the moderate Crags Road to M*A*S*H set trail, Crags Road to Forest Trail, Grasslands Trail or Yearling Trail. The strenuous Bulldog Road and Mesa Peak Motorway offer dramatic views but are not for beginners.
Families can also spend the night camping in the park's campground. The campground contains 62 tent campsites with a fire pits and picnic tables. There are also flush toilets, solar-heated showers, and four RV campsites without hookups.