It’s the season for migrating male Tarantulas!
Take a sunset stroll as we search for male tarantulas looking for potential mates. Along the hike rangers will share facts about these traveling tarantulas. Who knows, you might learn a thing or two about our local spiders in the Santa Monica Mountains.
There are no reservations required to attend this evening program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring water and a flashlight just in case. Meet in main parking lot.
All ages are welcome and the parking is free.
Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.
Hike up a moderate trail at sunset, identifying plants and stopping at a spectacular viewpoint overlook to discuss seasonal changes, identify planets and constellations.
Meet at Ranch House parking lot. Hiking in the Lower Franklin Canyon area. Hike will take approximately 2.5 hrs. Please come dressed for changing temperatures and bring water.
Parking lot address: 1936 Lake Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Parking lot coordinates: 34.106946, -118.415251
Top of Reseda to Cathedral Rock: Moderately paced 5 mile, 300’ gain hike along dirt Mulholland and fire roads through the chaparral of Topanga State Park. Valley views, and glimpse of the Pacific, too! Meet 8:00 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.
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 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.
Moderately paced 7 mile walk at Surfrider Beach in Malibu. Meet 7:30 AM at Surfrider Beach parking lot (from 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Rd, exit 32, to Pacific Coast Hwy, turn left (east), go 1 mile and after crossing bridge either park on right (beach) side of PCH between Adamson House & the pier, or enter parking lot at Adamson House & pay to park in lot. Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Moderately paced 500 ft gain, 6.5 mile route from Tapia entrance of Malibu Creek SP. Visit the Rock Pool and Century Lake and return. Meet 730 AM at Tapia (south) Entrance to MCSP Park parking lot. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes Rd exit and go approximately 4 1/4 miles south, passing Malibu Creek State Park main entrance. Enter Tapia Park just before Piuma Rd, and park in first parking area in fee lot. Bring 2 qts water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Moderately paced hike, about 8 miles and 800 feet of gain, from Tapia Park to MASH site in Malibu Creek State Park. Meet 7:30 AM at parking area. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes / Malibu Canyon Rd exit and go approximately 4 miles south, about a mile south of main entrance to Malibu Creek State Park to Piuma Rd. From Pacific Coast Hwy take Malibu Canyon Rd north approximately 3 miles to Piuma Rd. Free parking at meeting place at SE corner of Piuma & Malibu Canyon. Bring water, snacks, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Plein air paint-outs are great ways to meet other artists and discover new sites for inspiration. All plein air artists and art enthusiasts are welcome to participate, no membership required. Bring your own art supplies, water, lunch, sunscreen and repellent, hat and walking shoes. We meet in the parking area. Rain cancels the paint-out. See our website allied-artists.com for upcoming paint outs. For more information, contact Bruce Trentham, 818-397-1576 or email@example.com or Russ Hunziker, 310-500-6584 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A popular location for Hollywood movies. Seaside inspirations include huge rock formations, shoreline views, the crashing surf on the rocks below and the lifeguard stations standing sentinel over the vast Pacific. Known to surfers as “Leo’s” or “Secos”. On big surf days rides from the exposed rocks to the staircase on perfect waves are possible. Facing inland, we can view the mountain vistas and thick groves of sycamores. Look for fellow artists at Lifeguard Station #2, on the beach or on the bluffs. Painting demonstration at 9:00 a.m. A positive group critique at 12 noon.
Take PCH west of Kanan Dume Road for 8.5 miles until you see Park Entrance on your right. See Google Maps for driving directions. Parking fee or park on PCH for free. Facilities.