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.
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.
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.
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.
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.