Apr
24
Tue
Hike in Solstice Canyon: @ Solstice Canyon Tickets
Apr 24 @ 8:30 am – 11:45 am
Hike in Solstice Canyon: @  Solstice Canyon | Malibu | California | United States

Moderately paced 4 mile 600’ gain hike on Rising Sun Trail to Tropical Terrace (Roberts Ranch) and Solstice Canyon Falls, then back along the canyon through oak and walnut groves by the stream. Meet 8:30 AM at parking lot kiosk. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes Rd/Malibu Canyon exit, go south to Pacific Coast Hwy. From Malibu Canyon Rd intersection, go west on Pacific Coast Hwy 2¼ miles, turn inland on Corral Canyon Rd (at 76 Station), drive ¼ mile to park entrance, and continue on paved park road to parking lot at end. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Apr
26
Thu
Hike Upper Zuma Canyon Backbone Trail, Zuma Ridge Rd @ Newton Canyon Tickets
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hike Upper Zuma Canyon Backbone Trail, Zuma Ridge Rd @ Newton Canyon | Malibu | California | United States

Moderately paced 8 mile 1400’ gain hike on scenic trail through lovely canyon, then on fire road with great mountain and ocean views, to Buzzard’s Roost. Meet 8 AM Newton Canyon Trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd exit, go south on Kanan Rd to paved trailhead parking area on west side just north of Tunnel 1 (3rd tunnel from 101 about 1¾ miles past Mulholland Hwy). Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Apr
27
Fri
Backbone Trail Part 4: Encinal to Latigo @ Zuma-Trancas Canyons Tickets
Apr 27 all-day
Backbone Trail Part 4: Encinal to Latigo @ Zuma-Trancas Canyons

The newly completed Backbone Trail winds 67 miles through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. On the fourth section we’ll start at the Encinal Canyon Rd trailhead parking area and pass through Trancas Canyon, Upper Zuma Canyon and Newton Canyon, before ending at the Latigo Canyon Rd trailhead.
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MODERATE 8 miles with an elevation gain of 1,844 ft. and loss of 300 ft.
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We will meet at Latigo Canyon Rd trailhead at 9:00 a.m. From here we will shuttle to Encinal Canyon trailhead.
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Directions Southbound to Latigo Cyn Trailhead : From PCH, head north on Latigo Canyon Rd and take it for 7.2 miles. Park in the large dirt parking lot to the right of the road about .4 miles past mile marker 3.66 (and before mile marker 3.02).
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Directions Northbound to Latigo Cyn Trailhead : From Hwy101, exit at Kanan Rd and take it south for 6.6 miles. Half a mile after crossing Mulholland Hwy, turn left onto Latigo Canyon Rd and continue south for another 3 miles. Shortly after passing mile marker 3.02, park in the large dirt parking lot to the left.
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• What to bring
Bring layers, water, lunch, sun protection, and the other 10 essentials

• Important to know
Rain cancels.

Apr
28
Sat
Crayfish Removal Open House @ Medea Creek Tickets
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am
Crayfish Removal Open House @ Medea Creek

Come help us remove crayfish from your creeks and streams! Crayfish are a non-native species to California, and they’re considered invasive because they cause quite a bit of damage to the aquatic ecosystems. They prey on native species, reduce water quality, and cause problems with creek bed erosion. We need your help in trapping and removing the crayfish as well as picking up trash along the stream.

PARKING: You are free to park anywhere within reason. This is near a residential area, so please be respectful of the folks who live there!

Our staff will meet volunteers on the Medea Creek Trail, which starts at the corner of Conifer Street and Parkview Drive.

This event is great fun for volunteers of all ages! Volunteers 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form with a parent or guardian’s signature if the parent or guardian is not attending.

Registration is free, but required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.

Have more questions? Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701.

Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park | Calabasas | California | United States

Join a docent for a walk along the creek and through a wooded valley. Learn about the area’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed in the park. Meet at “Main Trailhead Parking” (lower parking lot) by the restrooms for this leisurely two-hour walk.

Apr
29
Sun
Full Moon Hike at Franklin Canyon @ Franklin Canyon Park Tickets
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Full Moon Hike at Franklin Canyon @ Franklin Canyon Park | Beverly Hills | California | United States
Join us for our monthly full moon hike led by a Naturalist Volunteer. It will be a moderate hike that begins at the Franklin Canyon Ranch Parking Lot. This hike will approximately take 2 1/2 hours covering about 2.8 miles roundtrip.
Please bring water, snacks, have sturdy shoes and optional light source. 
May
5
Sat
Crayfish Removal Open House @ Medea Creek Tickets
May 5 @ 9:00 am
Crayfish Removal Open House @ Medea Creek

Come help us remove crayfish from your creeks and streams! Crayfish are a non-native species to California, and they’re considered invasive because they cause quite a bit of damage to the aquatic ecosystems. They prey on native species, reduce water quality, and cause problems with creek bed erosion. We need your help in trapping and removing the crayfish as well as picking up trash along the stream.

PARKING: You are free to park anywhere within reason. This is near a residential area, so please be respectful of the folks who live there!

Our staff will meet volunteers on the Medea Creek Trail, which starts at the corner of Conifer Street and Parkview Drive.

This event is great fun for volunteers of all ages! Volunteers 12 years or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring the Parental Consent Form with a parent or guardian’s signature if the parent or guardian is not attending.

Registration is free, but required. Registered volunteers will receive an email confirmation with more details.

Have more questions? Contact us at volunteer@mountainstrust.org or call MRT Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm at (818) 591-1701.

Movie Magic Hike @ Franklin Canyon Park Tickets
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Movie Magic Hike @ Franklin Canyon Park | Beverly Hills | California | United States

A recurring 1st Saturday of the month hike from 9:00am – 11:00am. It’s an easy-moderate hike that meets at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center at 9:00am. AS we are hiking, we will be “filmmakers” talking about the movie we’re making. We’ll see how others have long used Franklin Canyon as a filming location — including classic movies from the 30s to today’s TV shows — pointing out Franklin Canyon’s chaparral, riparian and woodland environments that can stand in for many places outside of Los Angeles and around the world. Rain cancels–mist doesn’t count. 🙂

Docent is a longtime film enthusiast, movie industry executive who loves to share her passion of films.

www.communitynatureconnection.org

May
6
Sun
Sunday Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Tickets
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve | Los Angeles | California | United States

Our Sunday walks are easy, informative, and fun. No birdwatching expertise is required. Binoculars are (almost) a must — loaners are available if you contact the walk leader in advance. The Reserve contains a lake that is home to spectacular water birds and the Reserve hosts migrating birds as well as local residents.

More information, pictures, directions, accurate map, contacts at www.sfvaudubon.org/events.

May
10
Thu
Hike Less Familiar Trails @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
May 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hike Less Familiar Trails @ Malibu Creek State Park | California | United States

Hike on some less familiar trails on this moderately paced 8 mile 1500’ gain hike including Phantom Trail, Cistern Trail, Lookout Trail, Grassland Trail and Liberty Canyon Trail. Meet 8 AM at Liberty Canyon trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Liberty Canyon Rd, exit 34, south 0.8 mile to end, and park on west side of street. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.