Oct
21
Sat
Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Oct 21 @ 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 the lower parking lot by the restrooms for this leisurely two hour walk.

Oct
22
Sun
Beach and Wetlands Birdwatching @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach Tickets
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Beach and Wetlands Birdwatching @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach | Malibu | California | United States

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society presents a morning of birdwatching. Adult Walk 8:30 a.m. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. 40-75 species depending on season.

We look at everything during this leisurely walk to the beach. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

Wheelchair accessible on the crushed granite path to the beach, after that it’s just beach sand.

Directions: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.

Parking: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Fire: Death, Destruction, and Resurrection @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Fire: Death, Destruction, and Resurrection @ Rancho Sierra Vista | California | United States

Come join us for a morning hike outdoors! Learn how fire effects our rare Mediterranean vegetation and the life cycles it goes through. We will walk through some previously burned areas on a moderately paced 1.6 mile hike, with some rocky areas and steps.

Please wear appropriate hiking footwear and bring water, hat, snacks, and sunscreen.

Meet at main parking lot.

Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach Tickets
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach | Malibu | California | United States

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society presents a morning of birdwatching.
Children and Parents Walk 10:00 a.m. – One hour session, 40 to 75 species possible.

We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area between parking lot and channel. The walk starts at 10:00 AM to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, you must call Lu (310-395-6235) to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

Directions: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.

Parking: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Oct
24
Tue
Hike @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Oct 24 @ 8:30 am
Hike @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Hike around the old (and still active) movie set and environs of oak savannas, Medea Creek, chaparral canyons, including a side trip to the old Reagan Ranch. Moderately paced 5 mile, 400’ gain Meet 8:30 AM at Paramount Ranch parking lot.

From 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd exit, go south on Kanan Rd ½ mile, turn left on Cornell Way and veer to right continuing south 2½ miles to Paramount Ranch entrance on right.

Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Oct
26
Thu
Hike to Eagle Rock @ Topanga State Park Tickets
Oct 26 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hike to Eagle Rock @ Topanga State Park | Topanga | California | United States

 

Moderately paced 8-mile, 1200’ gain hike in Topanga State Park. Meet at 8:30 AM at Trippet Ranch parking lot. Park along Entrada Rd outside lot or pay to park in lot. Bring $ for parking, two quarts of water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, and sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Oct
28
Sat
Young Birders Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Tickets
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Young Birders Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve | Los Angeles | California | United States

A bird walk for enthusiastic young birders led by young birders. Join us (parents allowed, too!) as we explore the Wildlife Pond and surrounding area. Binoculars available to borrow.

Oct
29
Sun
Set to Screen @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Set to Screen @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of this Ranch. Rain or predicted rain cancels. l hr.

Oct
31
Tue
Hike to Nike Missile Site @ Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park Tickets
Oct 31 @ 8:30 am
Hike to Nike Missile Site @ Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park | California | United States

Hike along old dirt Mulholland to the Cold War Nike site. Great views of SF Valley and Encino Reservoir. Moderately paced 6-mile, 600’ gain. Meet 8:30 AM at top of Reseda Blvd in Tarzana.

From 101 Ventura Fwy take Reseda Blvd exit, turn south and go 3 miles to Mulholland Gateway Park. Choice to park along street below the white line at beginning of fee area or pay fee and park above. Meet at trailhead at the top.

Bring water, snacks, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Nov
3
Fri
Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon Tickets
Nov 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon | Beverly Hills | California | United States

Join us for our monthly full moon hike! It will be a moderate hike that begins at 6:00pm at the Franklin Canyon Ranch Parking Lot. This hike will approximately take 2 1/2 hours covering about 2.8 miles roundtrip.

Please come dressed for changing temperatures and bring water.

​​P​arking lot address: 1936 Lake Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
​Parking lot coordinates: 34.106946, -118.415251​