Jim Morrison Cave Hike

Good morninggggg world.

Over this past weekend, I did a hike in Malibu that I’ve never done before! And here I thought I had done them all… Nope! I thought I would share this hike so you can do it too!

If you have an Instagram account, I’m sure you have seen photos of the ‘Jim Morrison’ cave, or in other words, that famous pink cave. I have always wanted to go to it, but found out that it was closed down to the public due to vandalism. My friend and I still wanted to do the hike, so we went anyway.

This hike was different from any other that I’ve done before in California! To get there, turn onto Corral Canyon road off of PCH. You must drive up a winding road through the mountains but the views are stunning. Keep going until you reach the end of the road, where you will see a gravel road and little parking lot. The path to the hike starts next to the first parking spot on the right.

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The hike itself winds through large sandstone structures and caves. We felt like we were in Cars Land in Disneyland!

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At the beginning of the hike, you will pass an abandoned pick up truck buried in the sand and it will make you wonder how it got there and for how long it’s been there. You will also pass these old water towers.

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When we finally got to the caves, we used our rock climbing skills from elementary school to climb the outside of of the rocks and nestle in some mini caves like this one below.

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We went to see if we could still get into the ‘Jim Morrison Cave,’ but a stone wall has been glued to cover the opening. However, if you go around the base of the cave, you can see up into the opening. All the graffiti has been removed.

I would recommend this hike, but only if you’re up for the drive. Like I said, it’s a lot of curves and turns high up in the mountains, so if you’re scared of heights, I wouldn’t recommend it.

What are your favorite hikes in LA? I’d love to check some new ones out!

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