Get inspired and feel reborn by hiking to the Jim Morrison Cave up high in the Malibu mountains. It’s rumored that Jim Morrison from The Doors used to come to this cave to escape and to do some writing. Getting up to the trailhead is about a five-mile winding drive on incline on Corral Canyon Road from Pacific Coast Highway. Eventually you’ll reach a dirt lot where you can park.
It’s easy to get lost when hiking to the cave. Once in the lot, find the trail that runs somewhat parallel to Corral Canyon Road. The correct trail starts near the entrance to/exit out of the dirt lot – it’s not the trail that’s right in front of the parking lot.
The trail to the cave is pretty short (less than a mile) and relatively easy (I say relatively because there is a tiny bit of incline at some points, but it’s nothing too difficult). If you reach a labyrinth, it means you’ve gone to far. When hiking, before you hit the labyrinth, keep an eye out to your left for a narrow, barely noticeable path that leads to a big rock. Take that one, and you’ll be on your way. You’ll then you have to wiggle through a tiny space to wiggle yet again up through an opening that resembles a birth canal, so it does help a bit if you’re small. If not, no worries! You can still get up there.
The Jim Morrison Cave is a fantastic hidden gem to check out in Los Angeles County.