Latigo Canyon is a stunning Malibu neighborhood located high above Malibu above the Pacific Coast Highway. The homes found in the Malibu neighborhood of Latigo Canyon offer breathtaking views of the ocean, mountain scenery, Pacific sunsets, and more.
Latigo Canyon Road
Latigo Canyon Road used to be the only way to reach the Cornell-Agoura area in Conejo Valley. The road is 10 miles of winding trails up paved mountain roads, with spectacular views on every side. Latigo Canyon Road is accessed in Malibu from Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Malibu Seafood Restaurant, and rises up into the Santa Monica Mountains from there.
Homes are sparse on the first stretch of road but driving higher in elevation leads to Malibu homes that overlook the Pacific. Homes on the canyon slopes have amazing views of the coast, while houses with mountain and canyon views are located in the lower valleys of the Canyon.
As the road continues to wind through the mountains, there are areas with houses set back in the landscape.
On the northern end of Latigo Canyon Road, only a few homes can be seen from the road, until it meets Kanan-Dume, a road completed in 1970. Kanan-Dume is the fastest and most direct way to travel to Malibu from the Valley.
Latigo Canyon Homes
The Latigo Canyon neighborhood is home to many of Malibu’s successful and elite. The average income in in this Malibu neighborhood is $199,000, the average age of homeowners is 60, and the average property value for the area is $1.31 million. Home styles here vary, but many are a variation of a Spanish style, Mediterranean, Architectural or Tuscan Villa.
Things to do in Latigo Canyon
This area is a wonderful location for outdoor activity such as cycling, hiking, or horseback riding.
The Backbone Trail is a popular hiking trail in the area that spans 9 1/2 miles. You’re likely to see fossils near the Mesa Peak fire road. You’ll also come across several streams, oak woodland and chaparral. Avid cyclists love to traverse the curves and turns on windy Latigo Canyon Road. It’s a 50 mile ride if you start in Santa Monica, and reaches a total elevation of 2100 feet.
Located nearby, off Kanan-Dume is Calamigos Ranch, a beautiful destination for weddings, conferences, banquets, company meetings and more. The ranch covers 130 acres of land in the Malibu Mountains, which is plenty of room for guests to roam, hike, swim in the pools, lakes, or natural ponds surrounding the site or try the ropes course.
You’ll also find the Malibu Cafe nestled here, the closest dining option for those living in or near this area.
For wine lovers, Colcanyon Estate Wines is about a 6.5 mile drive up Latigo Canyon from the PCH.
Latigo Canyon is a gem of a location in Malibu, as much of the natural world has been undisturbed there. Homes built in the canyon get stunning views and access to a secret sweet spot high in the Santa Monica Mountains. Residents have easy access to hiking and cycling trails. Views of the Pacific Ocean and Malibu below don’t get much better than from a home located in the Latigo Canyon neighborhood.