Moderately paced 6+ mile, 500’ elevation gain in the lovely Simi Hills, first through ridge grasslands, then along an old ranch road following a streambed/multiple stream crossings with lovely oak woodlands to Sulfur Springs. Meet 8:30 AM at trailhead.
From 101 Ventura Fwy take Cheeseboro Rd exit, turn north on Palo Comado Canyon Rd then right on Cheeseboro Rd, and continue 1 mile to park entrance, turn right and follow road to second parking lot at end. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Moderately paced 8-9 mile 800’ to 1200’ gain hike in a delightful Santa Monica Mtns Conservancy canyon, with various options depending on weather. Meet 8:30 AM at trailhead kiosk. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes Rd, exit 32, north 1+ mile to end, street parking. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
BACKBONE TRAIL HIKE Part 2: Join us as we continue hiking sections of the newly completed 67 mile Backbone Trail, which winds through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The second section (strenuous) starts at the Sycamore Canyon Campground day use parking area, where we walk up Sycamore Canyon, among oak, sycamore and walnut trees to Danielson Ranch, and then ascend Sandstone Peak via the Blue Canyon and Chamberlain trails, before ending at the Mishe Mokwa trailhead. Sandstone Peak is the highest point in the national park, and has incredible views in every direction. 12.8 miles with an elevation gain of 3,111 ft. Bring layers, water, lunch, sun protection, and the other 10 essentials. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Starbucks at 1921 N. Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036 or at the Mishe Mokwa trailhead parking area at 8:15 a.m. to leave cars for shuttle back to Sycamore Canyon. Rain cancels. RSVP required, limit 15 hikers, will need to sign Sierra Club waiver. Teresa and Suzanne. For questions, contact us through the Meetup site.
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.
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.
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.
Moderately paced 5½ mile 1000’ gain with great vistas, a chilly narrows, diverse plant life, tar seeps and a fumarole. Meet 8:30 AM Ed Davis Park, Newhall. Take the Calgrove exit from Interstate 5, turn west under the freeway and take the Old Road south ½ mile to Ed Davis Park entrance on right, park in second dirt parking area on the right near kiosk, about 50 yds past entrance gate, before fee area. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Moderately paced 7-8 mile 1600’ gain hike on Rising Sun trail to Tropical Terrace, then Sostomo Trail, Deer Valley Loop, and down Solstice Canyon to start. Meet 8:30 AM at parking lot kiosk. 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 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.