Feb
29
Sat
Hike to Where Movies Were Made @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Feb 29 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Hike to Where Movies Were Made @ Malibu Creek State Park

From the 1940s to 1974 the park was known as Century Ranch where movies and TV shows were filmed under the ownership of 20th Century Fox. Join a docent for a 3 mile moderate hike to visit locations from Planet of the Apes to that of Elvis Presley’s first movie. Meet in the lower parking lot. Parking fee: $3 an hour. $12 maximum. Dogs not permitted on trails. Rain cancels.

Mar
3
Tue
Hike to Red Rock Canyon from Stunt Rd @ Santa Monica Mountains Tickets
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am
Hike to Red Rock Canyon from Stunt Rd @ Santa Monica Mountains

Moderately paced 4 mile, 800 ft gain hike up a fire road and then down into hidden Red Rock Canyon with bright brick red rock formations. Seasonal streams, good views, chaparral and sage habitats. Meet 8:30 AM at Stunt Road trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr exit south, turn right on Valmar Rd (becomes Old Topanga Cyn Rd), right on Mulholland Hwy for 3½ miles, left on Stunt Rd for 1 mile, park on dirt shoulder on right. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Mar
9
Mon
Full Moon Hike-Super Moon! @ Franklin Canyon lower canyon Tickets
Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Full Moon Hike-Super Moon! @ Franklin Canyon lower canyon

Join us for a free guided hike beneath the light of a Super Moon!
Full moon hikes are family friendly and approximately 2.5 miles with a moderate incline.
*No pets please*

Guests must park in the paved parking lot to avoid ticketing by Rangers during this after hours event.

No RSVP needed. The hike will start on time, with park access gates closing at sundown.

Wear closed toe shoes, layers for changing temperatures, and bring water.
From Coldwater Canyon, drive past the lake and turn Right at the 2nd stop, then left at the fork onto Lake Dr.
From Beverly Hills take N. Beverly Dr, turn Right onto Franklin Canyon Dr, take the road up and over into the canyon, and turn Right at the stop sign onto Lake Dr.

Mar
14
Sat
“Welcome Walk” @ Malbu Creek State Park Tickets
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malbu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a leisure walk under the oaks and along the creek in Malibu Creek State Park. We’ll talk about the the park’s history, plants and animals, and see how nature is recovering after the Woolsey Fire. The walk is approximately 2 1/2 hours and families are welcome. Meet at 10am in the park’s Main Trailhead parking lot (second lower lot) by the restrooms. Bring water, hat, camera and your wonderful smiles! For more information, contact docent Dean Arnold at dean.arnold333@gmail.com

Mar
17
Tue
Hike from Tapia to Century Lake @ Malibu Creek SP Tickets
Mar 17 @ 8:30 am
Hike from Tapia to Century Lake @ Malibu Creek SP

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 8:30 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.

Mar
18
Wed
Spring Equinox Evening Hike @ Franklin Canyon lower canyon Tickets
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Spring Equinox Evening Hike @ Franklin Canyon lower canyon

Join a certified naturalist on this guided hike to view how the changing seasons change the night sky.
Evening hikes are family friendly and approximately 2.5 miles with a moderate incline.

*No pets please*

Guests must park in the paved parking lot to avoid ticketing by Rangers during this after hours event.

No RSVP needed. The hike will start on time, with park access gates closing at sundown.

Wear closed toe shoes, layers for changing temperatures, and bring water.

From Coldwater Canyon, drive past the lake and turn Right at the 2nd stop, then left at the fork onto Lake Dr.
From Beverly Hills take N. Beverly Dr, turn Right onto Franklin Canyon Dr, take the road up and over into the canyon, and turn Right at the stop sign onto Lake Dr.

Mar
24
Tue
Hike in Cheeseboro Canyon @ Simi Hills Tickets
Mar 24 @ 8:30 am
Hike in Cheeseboro Canyon @ Simi Hills

Moderately paced 6+ mile, 500 ft elevation gain in the lovely Simi Hills, first through ridge grasslands, then along an old ranch road following a streambed/multiple stream crossings with lovely oak woodlands to Sulfur Springs. Meet 8:30 AM at trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Cheeseboro Rd exit, turn north on Palo Comado Canyon Rd then right on Cheeseboro Rd, and continue 1 mile to park entrance, turn right and follow road to second parking lot at end. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Mar
29
Sun
Paramount Ranch – Past & Future @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Paramount Ranch - Past & Future @ Paramount Ranch

Lights! Camera! Action! Paramount Ranch’s convenient location and mountainous backdrop have captured the vision of hundreds of filmmakers. Elaborate movie sets have come and gone while the ranch’s massive oak trees have remained as silent witnesses.

Join a ranger-led walk around the ranch to learn about how it has changed over the past century and what the future may hold for this popular filming location.

Meet at the trailhead kiosk next to the bridge. Wear sturdy shoes for uneven terrain. We recommend bringing water, a hat, and sun protection, as there is little shade on the walk. Restrooms available. Heavy rain cancels. For any questions, including directions, please call the visitor center at (805) 370-2301.

Apr
7
Tue
Hike the Secret Trail to Calabasas Peak @ Santa Monica Mtns Tickets
Apr 7 @ 8:30 am
Hike the Secret Trail to Calabasas Peak @ Santa Monica Mtns

Moderately paced 4 mile hike with 950 ft’ elevation gain to the top for great multi-Valley views at one of the highest peaks in the Santa Monica Mtns. Wonderful rock formations and flowers; waterfalls after rains, too! Meet 8:30 AM at trailhead on Mulholland Hwy. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr exit south, turn right on Valmar Rd (becomes Old Topanga Cyn Rd), right on Mulholland Hwy for 1½ miles, park on dirt shoulder on left. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Full Moon Hike-Super Moon! @ Franklin Canyon, lower canyon paved parking lot Tickets
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Full Moon Hike-Super Moon! @ Franklin Canyon, lower canyon paved parking lot

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

Full moon hikes are family friendly and approximately 2.5 miles with a moderate incline.

*No pets please*

Guests must park in the paved parking lot to avoid ticketing by Rangers during this after hours event.

No RSVP needed. The hike will start on time, with park access gates closing at sundown.

Wear closed toe shoes, layers for changing temperatures, and bring water.

From Coldwater Canyon, after the stop sign at the bottom of the hill, drive forward past the lake and turn Right at the 2nd stop, then left at the fork onto Lake Dr.

From Beverly Hills take N. Beverly Dr, turn Right onto Franklin Canyon Dr, drive through the open gate and take the road up and over into the canyon, turn Right at the stop sign onto Lake Dr.

Please plan accordingly, once the sun sets you may have trouble reading street signs.