Southern California Creeking
© 1996-2010 by Gary Valle' and Gary Gunder

Malibu Creek

Bridge near Tapia Park to Pacific Coast Hwy.


Location: West of Los Angeles, California, near Malibu, California.

Bridge near Tapia Park (450')


1) 110  2) 200  3) 110  4) 60  4.5)
Average: 98 fpm


Pacific Coast Hwy. (10')


Gary Gunder did the first part of this run solo and was joined by Rich Grigsby down canyon. Dennis Johnson did the run in flood in the early eighties (probably ’83) and told me it was one of the most challenging runs he had done to date.

Watch out for useless Rindge Dam! This silted up dam serves no purpose other than to block the migration of steelhead upstream and present a potentially dangerous obstacle to those paddling or hiking the creek.

Reportedly there are water quality issues on this run, especially when there is heavy run-off.

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