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Photo Essay: Malibu Creek's Rock Pool

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It was about time we visited Malibu Creek in Calabasas! 25 miles from Downtown LA or a quick drive from Woodland Hills, this is an LA treasure we must visit much more often. We went in blind, without any research, excited to see this talked about park. Given a map, we looked and found a very short hike to start off with. It had a cool name too: Rock Pool.

Little did we know, hours later we would only be a half mile into the hike and having a blast exploring something new and meeting many extremely cool hikers and climbers along the way. We dressed for a casual hike, came out soaked in fresh creek water and traversed and scrambled many rock walls and boulders. Let us warn you, Rock Pool is not for the dainty hiker. Be a good climber or prepare to get wet when you fall into the stream or decide to swim/wade through parts of the creek to avoid climbs.

What follows after the jump include LA Sheriff's search and rescue waiting to respond, beautiful views and lots of climbing. (Oh yeah, just to let you know, it's $8 to park)