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
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
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
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.

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May
6
Sun
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park | Topanga | California | United States

Journey of Discovery with Gene Cheltenham, experienced naturalist and long time Topanga Canyon Docent will guide a nature walk and explained about indigenous ways.

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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.

May
12
Sat
Second Saturday Walks@ Trippet Ranch @ Topanga State Park Tickets
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Doug Allan for a springtime walk with a botanist. Special second Saturday walk. Meet at the ramada in the pay parking lot.

May
13
Sun
Sunday Walks /Mother’s Day@ @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Peter Rice, for an easy hike with fun activities for mom and family. Discover how indigenous people used the natural resources, plants, animals and even rocks. Meet at the ramada in the pay parking lot.

 

 

May
17
Thu
Hike in Northern Topanga State Park @ Caballero Canyon Tickets
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hike in Northern Topanga State Park @ Caballero Canyon | Los Angeles | California | United States

Moderately paced 8 – 10 mile hike into northern Topanga State Park. Meet 8 AM at Caballero Canyon trailhead in Tarzana (from 101 Ventura Fwy take Reseda Blvd, exit 23, go south 2 miles to east side across from Braemar Country Club entrance). Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.