Moderately paced 5 mile, 700 ft gain hike through Topanga State Park. Enjoy Fall colors, grasslands, oak woodlands, chaparral, and coastal sage with a great 360º view at Eagle Rock via the Musch Trail. Meet 8:30 AM at Trippet Ranch fee parking lot. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Topanga Canyon Blvd 7 ½ mi. south to Entrada Rd, turn left (east), and go about a mile to fee lot. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, and sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Interested in joining a guided hike along the entire 67-mile Backbone Trail?
Join us for the National Park Service’s 2019 Backbone Trail (BBT) Hike, led by volunteers and rangers. From January to May, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, we’ll day-hike sections of the BBT.
As space is limited, applications are REQUIRED to join. Find out more and apply here:
Join the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore as they host their 8th Annual Will Rogers Historic State Park Art Exhibit and Sale on Sunday October 28th, 10AM to 4PM. The event is presented by the California State Parks and is being held next to the beautiful and historic residence of Will and Betty Rogers at the Will Rogers Historic State Park located at 1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. This majestic location provides the ideal backdrop to view and enjoy the paintings of over a dozen local artists whose representational work depicts the singular beauty of the local mountains and coastal scenery. A portion of sales helps support the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and other local conservation organizations.
Moderately paced 6 mile, 800 ft gain. The trail follows Las Virgenes Creek to the Talapop Trail overlooking Liberty Canyon, then to see an old adobe in Malibu Creek State Park, now a Visitor’s Center. Lots of trees, views of the mountains and interesting plants. Meet 8:30 AM at De Anza Park, Calabasas. Exit 101 Fwy at Lost Hills Rd., turn south. (Left if coming from the Valley) Proceed 1 mile to parking lot on the right in De Anza Park. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Moderately paced 8 mile 1200 gain hike in Topanga State Park. Meet 8:30 AM at Trippet Ranch parking lot (from 101 Ventura Fwy take Topanga Canyon Blvd, exit 27, south to Entrada Rd, turn left (east), go about one mile making two left turns to stay on Entrada Rd, and park along Entrada Rd outside lot or pay to park in lot). Bring $ for parking, 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.
Join rangers and astronomers for stargazing! Telescopes will be set up in the main trailhead parking lot. If conditions permit, we’ll look at bright planets and distant galaxies.
Dress warmly. In order to preserve night vision, red flashlights and headlamps are preferred. Restrooms are available. The event is free and accessible.
Our Sunday walks are easy, informative, and fun. No birdwatching expertise is required. Binoculars are (almost) a must — loaners are available if you contact the walk leader in advance. The Reserve contains a lake that is home to spectacular water birds and the Reserve hosts migrating birds as well as local residents.
More information, pictures, directions, accurate map, contacts at www.sfvaudubon.org/events.