Jul
19
Thu
Paradise Cove Beach Walk @ Westward Beach Tickets
Jul 19 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
Paradise Cove Beach Walk @ Westward Beach | Malibu | California | United States

Moderately paced 7 mile walk on the beach & the bluff to Paradise Cove and back. Meet 7:30 AM at entrance to Westward Beach Rd parking lot in Malibu (from Kanan Dume Rd intersection go west on Pacific Coast Hwy 3/4 mile, turn left on Westward Beach Rd (just before Zuma Beach), go about 1/2 mile and park on side of road or pay to park in lot at end of road). Bring water, snacks, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels

Jul
21
Sat
Park After Dark: Sunset Tarantula Hike @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Park After Dark: Sunset Tarantula Hike @ Rancho Sierra Vista | California | United States

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.

Directions:

Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.

Park After Dark: The Stars of Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Park After Dark: The Stars of Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Go behind the scenes with a ranger and explore Paramount Ranch at night!

Ghosts of Paramount's Past Ranger Program

Enter a dark, empty town built for the movies. Stand on a dangerous abandoned racetrack. Gaze into the sky to see the stars that still shine here.

*Bring a flashlight, water, and wear sturdy shoes. Stargazing will be available if the sky is clear.

Jul
22
Sun
Artist Led Hike & Live Nature Drawing @ Peter Strauss Ranch Tickets
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Artist Led Hike & Live Nature Drawing @ Peter Strauss Ranch

Join artist Ida Ihmels at 11 a.m. for a walk along the Peter Strauss Ranch loop trail, a one-mile loop. There will be a discussion around the pieces, “Spring is in the Air,” placed along the 1-mile loop trail, as well as the opportunity to participate in a live nature drawing. Materials will be provided by the artist.

Jul
24
Tue
HIke to the old Nike Missle site @ Hike Westridge to Nike Tickets
Jul 24 @ 7:30 am
HIke to the old Nike Missle site @ Hike Westridge to Nike | Los Angeles | California | United States

Moderately paced 6 mi., 1100 ft gain hike following the west ridge of the SMMs overlooking the 405, then into Mandeville Canyon to cross back up to reach the cold war Nike Site. Chaparral and a great 360º view from the lookout tower. Meet 7:30 AM at trailhead: From Ventura Blvd in Encino take Hayvenhurst Ave south about 1.8 miles, turn right (west) on Encino Hills Drive and continue about 1 more mile to beginning of dirt Mulholland Dr, or from 405 Fwy in Sepulveda pass, take Mulholland Dr, exit 61, west about 2 miles to end of pavement at Encino Hills Drive. On dirt Mulholland go about 100 yards west and park facing white posts. . Bring 2 qts water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Jul
27
Fri
Full Moon Poetry Workshop @ Peter Strauss Ranch Tickets
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Full Moon Poetry Workshop @ Peter Strauss Ranch

Join artist Ben Allanoff at his “Perch” installation of woven reeds for a full moon evening of reading and writing renku. No experience or ability required or expected.

This is a creative activity to do with others in the moonlight on a beautiful summer evening. Renku is a Japanese form of poetry that dates all the way back to the 1300s. It is poetry written by a group in one session. One person writes a few lines inspired by the setting, or the season, the moon or whatever. Then, each participant adds a few lines of their own, allowing the theme to evolve, resuting in one long, collectively written poem to mark the occasion.

Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, pencil and paper.

Jul
28
Sat
Full Moon Hike at Franklin Canyon @ Franklin Canyon Park Tickets
Jul 28 @ 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. 
Jul
29
Sun
Set to Screen @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Set to Screen @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of this Ranch. Rain or predicted rain cancels. l hr.

Aug
2
Thu
“Keep It Wild! Malibu’s Mountains and Ocean” Photo Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – Sep 2 @ 5:00 pm

Photographer Jazan Kozma’s “Keep It Wild” series is an ongoing project focused on exploring the natural wonders of the mountains and ocean in the Malibu area.  “My mission is to reveal the beauty of the land and ocean, the wildlife, and the cultural landscape of ancient peoples – to photograph the still-wild places that exist even within view of our domesticated world.” J.K.

A portion of the funds from art sales will be used to further the arts in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

The Call, California Sea Lions, Point Dume Natural Reserve, Malibu, CA. Photo: Jazan Kozma.

Falling Water, Malibu Creek, Santa Monica Mountains, CA. Photo: Jazan Kozma.

Boney Falls, Santa Monica Mountains, CA. Photo: Jazan Kozma.

Aug
4
Sat
“Keep It Wild! Malibu’s Mountains and Ocean” – Meet the Artist Reception @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meet the Artist!

Photographer Jazan Kozma’s “Keep It Wild” series is an ongoing project focused on exploring the natural wonders of the mountains and ocean in the Malibu area.  “My mission is to reveal the beauty of the land and ocean, the wildlife, and the cultural landscape of ancient peoples – to photograph the still-wild places that exist even within view of our domesticated world.” J.K.

A portion of the funds from art sales will be used to further the arts in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Red Sky, El Matador State Beach, Malibu, CA. Photo: Jazan Kozma.

The Call, California Sea Lions, Point Dume Natural Reserve, Malibu, CA. Photo: Jazan Kozma.

Falling Water, Malibu Creek, Santa Monica Mountains, CA. Photo: Jazan Kozma.