M-A-S-H Television Show Set Hike | Malibu Hiking Trail
M*A*S*H Television Show Set – Malibu Hike Overview: Located in the heart of Malibu Creek State Park, the M*A*S*H Hike is a fun #GoHikeIt back into old Hollywood. The hike traverses through the heart of the Malibu Creek State Park & Santa Monica Mountains to the set of M*A*S*H, a popular 1970s & 1980s television show about the team of Army doctors during the Korean War. The television show ran for 11 seasons and over 250 episodes were created with many of them filmed in the Malibu Creek State Park area.
There are many relics left over from the original television show, including abandoned jeeps and Army vehicles. The California State Park has add several descriptions to help hikers visualize how the area looked during the show’s filming era. Additionally, in 2010 a restored Army jeep was added to the entrance of the set. This is a perfect vehicle to add a picturesque element to the canyon’s backdrop.
The hike is relatively flat and a good entry level hike hiking adventures for families or new hikers. There are also picnic tables at the set area, which makes for a perfect picnic hiker or area to relax and rest.
If you park, in the Malibu Creek State Park parking lot, a $15 day parking fee is required. There are also some options to park along Mulholland Drive, but use cation and pay attention to the off limit signs.
Estimated Time: 2-3 Hours (picnic tables available at the MASH TV Show Set)
Total Distance: 3-5 Miles Round-Trip (depending on where you start the hike)
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M*A*S*H ran for 11 seasons
Located in the Heart of Santa Monica Mountains
256 Episodes of M*A*S*H were filmed
The State Park Consists of 8,215 Acres
Malibu Creek State Park Opened to the public in 1976
Dog FriendlyNo, dogs are not permitted in the Malibu Creek State Park. Only service dogs.
When to GoSpring, Winter or Fall: Malibu Creek State Park can be extremely hot during the summer months. Therefore, it’s better to experience this Malibu hike during the cooler spring, fall or winter months.
Trail Map & Directions
Address for GPS: Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
- Intensity Level 75%
- Intensity Level 55%
- Intensity Level 10%
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Why We Liked It
The M*A*S*H Malibu Hike is an fun destination #GoHikeIt adventure! During our hike to the M*A*S*H set, we eagerly anticipated exploring the old Army vehicles and remains of this television set. As a bonus, we impressed by the scenic backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains that transcended throughout the Malibu Creek State Park. When we arrived at the set, our anticipation was rewarded as we explored the new Army truck that was recently added to the set area.
The hike itself is not too challenging, but the beauty surrounding the trail is incredible and worth the experience!
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