Jan
21
Sun
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park | Topanga | California | United States

Join Phil Hendrickson and other Topanga Canyon Docents for a guided family friendly nature walk in Topanga State Park. The group meets at the ramada near the pay parking lot.

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Jan
27
Sat
Malibu Creek Welcome Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Jan 27 @ 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.

Slithering Serpents @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jan 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Slithering Serpents @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Learn about our slithering neighbors on this 1.5 mile hike. Find out what type of snakes you may encounter while visiting your local National Park. Meet Ranger at main parking lot by the kiosk. All ages welcomed!

Remember to bring water, sturdy shoes, and a light jacket.

Heavy rain cancels.

Jan
28
Sun
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday Walks @ Trippet Ranch, Topanga State Park | Topanga | California | United States

Join Topanga Canyon Docent, Doug Allan for a family friendly hike with a professor emeritus in botany and plant physiology. Children should be old enough to pay attention. Meet near the ramada at the pay parking lot.

Jan
30
Tue
Hike to China Flat @ Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons Tickets
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hike to China Flat @ Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons | Oak Park | California | United States

Moderately paced, appx. 6-mile, 1000’ gain hike in scenic Simi Hills through chaparral, grasslands, and oaks with great views to the vernal pool at China Flat. Meet 8:30AM at Sunnycrest Trailhead.

From 101 Fwy take Kanan Rd exit and go north 2.2 miles to Sunnycrest Dr. and turn right. Continue 0.8 miles to the “Public Recreation Trail” sign on right and park along curb. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Jan
31
Wed
Full Moon Hike at Franklin Canyon @ Franklin Canyon Park Tickets
Jan 31 @ 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. 
Feb
1
Thu
Hike Newton Canyon Backbone Trail @ Santa Monica Mountains Tickets
Feb 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hike Newton Canyon Backbone Trail @ Santa Monica Mountains | Malibu | California | United States

Moderately paced 8 mile 1400’ gain hike on scenic trail through oak woodlands and chaparral. Meet 8:30 AM Newton Canyon Trailhead (from 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd, exit 36, south 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.

Feb
3
Sat
Movie Magic Hike @ Franklin Canyon Park Tickets
Feb 3 @ 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.

It’s Raining Cats & Dogs! @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Feb 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
It's Raining Cats & Dogs! @ Paramount Ranch

Come join us for a fun evening of hiking and learn about our wildlife neighbors: bobcats, mountain lions, and coyotes! This 1.5 mile hike through the trails of Paramount Ranch will introduce some of the wildlife found around in your neighborhood.

Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and wear closed toed shoes. Bring a flashlight and water.

Meet ranger at the entrance kiosk.

Heavy rains cancels.

Feb
4
Sun
Around the World in 90 Minutes @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Around the World in 90 Minutes @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

For 90 years Paramount Ranch has seen its landscape transformed into worldwide backdrops for hundreds of movies. Join a voluteer film historian for an easy paced hike to where long ago film sets once stood. Meet at the bridge into the western town. Dress appropriately for a hike covering approx. 2.5 miles of trail. Rain cancels.