The Nicholas Flat Trail is located at Leo Carrillo State Park in Malibu. Leo Carrillo State Park was named after screen icon Leo Carrillo. Nicholas Flat is a fairly strenuous hike with little shelter from the sun. The trail offers incredible ocean overlooks. Nicholas Flat offers amazing views of Leo Carrillo State Beach, Nicholas Canyon County Beach, Zuma Beach, Westward Beach, and Point Dume to the east. The Channel Islands can be seen to the west.