Do you think about what’s on your plate? Southern California rests on the Pacific Plate and the Santa Monica Mountains are a result of the Earth’s continuous shifting. These mountains have a fascinating origin story that shape how we live our lives today. Enjoy a hike with a park ranger and discover how plates move, mountains lift, get squeezed, and wither away to create the beautiful place we call Southern California.
Meet at the Solstice Canyon parking lot for this is a moderate 2 mile guided hike. All are welcome. Hike begins at 10:00 AM.
Please bring water, sunscreen, a hat, sturdy shoes, and appropriate clothing for the weather.
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Join a ranger talk about the protection and survival of the park’s last large mammal carnivores. Learn about what wildlife biologists are discovering from a 17-year study and explore the puma’s unique challenges in the nation’s largest urban park. Walk will be about 2 miles round trip. Bring sun protection, water and sturdy shoes. Meet at water fountain at Visitor Center.
Hike with Ranger Nico to say farewell to the day from Sandstone Peak, the highest point in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
During this hike, you will learn how the mountains have a relationship with people and influence our choices and daily life.
This is a 3 mile (round trip) strenuous hike. There is a 1,000 foot elevation gain.
Bring water, sturdy shoes, a headlamp, and layers for cooler temperatures. The presentation will conclude at the peak and the ranger will walk back when the sun sets. Visitors are welcome to hike back to the parking lot with Ranger Nico or stay on the peak.
Please meet at the Sandstone Peak Trailhead at 5:30 p.m. There is very little cell reception in this area. Directions are posted below.
Sunset is at 8:11 PM
12896 Yerba Buena Road, Malibu, CA, 90265 (Circle X Ranch address. Continue north 1 mile to reach the Sandstone Peak Trailhead).
To get to Circle X Ranger Station: Pacific Coast Hwy to Yerba Buena Rd. Turn inland; go 5.4 miles to Circle X Ranch contact station.
Sandstone Peak Trailhead: 1 mile north of Circle X Ranch contact station on Yerba Buena Rd. Parking lot is on left.
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Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds.
We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!