Leo Carrillo State Park offers over a mile of beach with all the typical shore activities, shaded campgrounds, and some backcountry hiking. The park is located 28 miles northwest of Santa Monica on the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1). Phone (310) 457-8143 for more information.
Canyon Campground: Seven campsites are generally accessible (#2, #4, #33, #47, #57, #79, and #119)- including parking and routes. Three combination restroom/shower buildings, dispersed throughout the campground, are generally accessible with adjacent parking. Distances from campsites to restrooms vary but routes are generally accessible.
Camp Store: Entry is accessible. Interior aisle width varies, but staff assistance is available. One designated accessible parking site is adjacent to the store.
The Camp 13 Trail (aka Nicholas Flat Extension) is an ‘out-and-back’ accessible trail that is 0.62 miles each way that connects the park entrance road near the park entrance kiosk to the campfire center. As the trail navigates through the valley above the campground, users will experience views of coastal mountain brush. The surface is compacted soil. The trail is generally flat at less than 5% with intermittent sections between 5% to 11%. Accessible parking is located at the campfire center.
The Nicholas Pond Trail is an ‘out-and-back’ accessible trail that is 0.61 miles each way from the end of Decker School Road to an overlook deck at Nicholas Pond. Users will experience views of coastal oak and mountain brush. The surface is compacted aggregate, rock, soil, & wood. There are several armored crossings on the trail that water flows over the trail during rain events that might be challenging for some users. This trail is generally flat less than 5% with intermittent sections between 5% to 8%. Accessible parking is located at the trailhead. Portions of the trail maybe inaccessible due to wildfire damage.
Accessible Trail Data
|Camp 13 Trail
||4 FT Average
||4 FT Minimum
|Nicholas Pond Trail
||4 FT Average
||4 FT Minimum
Beach wheelchairs are available to check out. Contact park staff upon entry into the park, or phone (310) 457-8143 for more information.
North Beach: This beach is accessed by following the park entrance road under Highway 1. Accessible parking and restrooms are available. Routes to the beach (which is a short distance from the parking lot) are usable.
South Beach: This beach is accessed via the parking lot just past the park entrance station. Accessible parking and a portable restroom are available. The beach is a short distance from the parking lot, and is accessed via a route that crosses under Highway 1. The route from the parking lot to the beach is generally accessible, and terminates at a restroom building that is usable.
December 2018: Leo Carrillo State Park has reopened most of the facilities; however, the visitor center, sections of trails, and the group campground remain closed until further notice due to the damages caused by the Woolsey Fire. The fire burned through the park and several structures, such as the visitor center, sector office, employee residences, three lifeguard towers, Leo Shop structures, the Junior Lifeguard Complex and several restrooms.
January 2019: Accessible picnic areas at North Beach were removed due to coastal retreat.
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