Dec
10
Tue
Hike in Las Virgenes Canyon @ Las Virgenes Canyon Tickets
Dec 10 @ 8:30 am
Hike in Las Virgenes Canyon @ Las Virgenes Canyon

Moderately paced 6 mile 800 ft gain hike on picturesque trail and along a seasonal stream among the beautiful grasslands of Simi Hills. Meet 8:30 AM at trailhead kiosk. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes Rd exit north 1.75 miles to end; street parking. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Dec
13
Fri
Full Moon Hike-Cold Moon @ Franklin Canyon-Lower Ranch Tickets
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Full Moon Hike-Cold Moon @ Franklin Canyon-Lower Ranch

Join us for a free guided hike beneath the light of a full moon!

Cold Moon is a term shared by Indigenous People around the world to signify the arrival of Yule, or the onset of cold temperatures of winter.

Full moon hikes are family friendly and approximately 2.5 miles
with a moderate incline.
Please dress in layers for changing temperatures, wear closed toe shoes, and bring water.

Hike meets in the Lower Ranch Parking Lot-GPS 1936 Lake Dr, 90210

Dec
14
Sat
Winter Solstice-Afternoon Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Lower Ranch Tickets
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Winter Solstice-Afternoon Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Lower Ranch

Join us for a free guided hike to learn how the changing seasons change the night sky.

The Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year, and the longest night.
This year it occurs just before the Christmas holiday, so we’re celebrating a week early!

Indigenous Celebrations occurred on this day to celebrate the Moon.

Hike meets in the Lower Ranch Parking Lot-GPS 1936 Lake Dr, 90210

Dec
21
Sat
Adventures with a Ranger/ Aventuras con un Ranger! @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Dec 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Adventures with a Ranger/ Aventuras con un Ranger! @ King Gillete Ranch

Come and enjoy a nice hike to Inspiration Point at King Gillette Ranch! Explore what types of plants and animals are native to the park and discover the rich history of the individuals that once lived and visited the park.

This ranger led program is about mile hike and all ages are welcomed! Meet the Ranger by the water fountain at the Visitor Center.

Descubra su Parque Nacional cerca de usted, con un Ranger! Esta caminata de una milla o 1,609 metros consiste de pláticas sobre las plantas y animales nativos de las Montañas de Santa Mónica. También descubrirá la historia y las personas que vivián antes en este lugar.

Este programa es para todas las edades. Por favor traiga agua, una gorra, bloqueador para el sol y zapatos para caminar. El Ranger los esperara cerca de la fuente de agua.

Dec
28
Sat
What’s On Your Plate Geology Hike @ Solstice Canyon Tickets
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
What's On Your Plate Geology Hike @ Solstice Canyon

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 upper Solstice Canyon parking lot for this moderate 2 mile guided hike. Hike begins at 9:0 AM. Please arrive 15-30 mins early just in case the parking is full and you need to walk to the meeting location.

Please bring water, sunscreen, a hat, sturdy shoes, and appropriate clothing for the weather.

 

Jan
7
Tue
Hike to MASH Site in Malibu Creek State Park @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Jan 7 @ 8:30 am
Hike to MASH Site in Malibu Creek State Park @ Malibu Creek State Park

Moderately paced 6, mile 600 ft gain hike including Lookout Trail with great views, Century Lake, MASH site, and Reagan picnic area. Meet 8:30 AM at Cornell & Mulholland dirt parking area. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd exit, go south on Kanan Rd ½ mile, turn left on Cornell Way and veer to right continuing south 3 miles (past Paramount Ranch) to paved entrance for dirt parking area on east side of street just south of Mulholland Hwy. (Entrance on Lake Vista Rd.) Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Jan
21
Tue
Hike at Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Jan 21 @ 8:30 am
Hike at Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch

Moderately paced 5 mile, 400 ft gain hike around the old (and still active) movie set, although most of the sets are gone after the Woosley Fire. The oak savannas and chaparral canyons are largely intact. Lovely Medea Creek and a side trip to the old Reagan Ranch will complete our visit. Meet 8:30 AM at Paramount Ranch parking lot. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd exit, go south on Kanan Rd ½ mile, turn left on Cornell Way and veer to right continuing south 2½ miles to Paramount Ranch entrance on right. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Feb
11
Tue
Hike in Topanga SP to Eagle Rock via Musch Trail @ Topanga State Park Tickets
Feb 11 all-day
Hike in Topanga SP to Eagle Rock via Musch Trail @ Topanga State Park

Moderately paced 5 mile, 700 ft gain hike through Topanga State Park with early wildflowers , grasslands, oak woodlands, chaparral, and coastal sage to 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, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Hike in Solstice Canyon @ Solstice Canyon Tickets
Feb 11 @ 8:30 am
Hike in Solstice Canyon @ Solstice Canyon

Moderately paced 4 mile 600 ft gain hike on Rising Sun Trail to Tropical Terrace (Roberts Ranch) and Solstice Canyon Falls, then back along the canyon through oak and walnut groves by the stream. Meet 8:30 AM at parking lot kiosk. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes Rd/Malibu Canyon exit, go south to Pacific Coast Hwy. From Malibu Canyon Rd intersection, go west on Pacific Coast Hwy 2¼ miles, turn inland on Corral Canyon Rd (at 76 Station), drive ¼ mile to park entrance, and continue on paved park road to parking lot at end. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Feb
18
Tue
Hike at King Gillette Ranch @ King Gillette Ranch Tickets
Feb 18 @ 8:30 am
Hike at King Gillette Ranch @ King Gillette Ranch

Moderately paced 5 mile, 600 ft elevation gain hike at King Gillette, the location of the Santa Monica Mountains’ Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch. Beautiful valley and coast live oak savanna, grasslands, coastal sage scrub, etc., as well as manicured grounds around the original Gillette Mansion. Meet 8:30 AM in fee parking lot of Ranch. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Las Virgenes Rd/Malibu Canyon exit, go south approx. 5 ¾ miles to Mulholland Hwy. Turn left on Mulholland and then right to enter the long eucalyptus alleé driveway for Ranch. Park in second lot. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.