Encinal Bluffs is a scenic coastal area in Malibu, California, known for its beautiful ocean views and its proximity to several popular beaches and hiking trails. The bluffs are located along Pacific Coast Highway, south of Point Dume and north of the city of Malibu. The area is known for its panoramic views of the ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains, which are great spots for sunset viewing.
Encinal bluffs have several walking trails, which are popular for hiking and running. The trails offer a range of difficulties, from easy strolls on the beach to steep climbs up the bluffs. The trails provide great opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the area and to see a wide variety of plants and animals that call the bluffs home. The hiking trail here also offers a great opportunity to see the incredible geology of the area and the formation of cliffs, sea caves, and arches.
Encinal Bluffs also holds a historical significance as it used to be home to the indigenous Chumash people, who have lived in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. The area also was an important site for the local oil and gas industry, with drilling platforms and wells dotting the landscape in the early 20th century.