Sep
21
Sat
Meet the Pumas in the Park @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet the Pumas in the Park @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Join Ranger Mithra for guided hike about the protection and survival of the park’s last large mammal carnivores. Learn what wildlife biologists are discovering from a 17-year study and explore the puma’s unique challenges in the nation’s largest urban park. The hike will be about 2 miles round trip. Bring sun protection, water and sturdy shoes. Meet at water fountain at Visitor Center.

For any questions, including directions, call the visitor center at (805) 370-2301.

L.A.’s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
L.A.'s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Is quiet little Cornell one of the most historical neighborhoods in Los Angeles? Cornell is the only known community in Southern California with a one-room schoolhouse, general store, and post office dating back to the 1920s that are still in use. Add to that Paramount Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park, a historic racetrack, two former movie ranches, a popular pre-Disneyland amusement park, and more and it is easy to see why Cornell is such a special place.

Join author Brian Rooney for a lively and entertaining talk about his book Three Magical Miles: L.A.’s Amazing Historical Neighborhood and watch never-before-seen footage of the Lake Enchanto amusement park. Following the program, Rooney will be on hand to sign Three Magical Miles, which will be available for purchase in the visitor center store.

Parking and program are free!

Autumn Equinox Night Hike @ Franklin Canyon Lower Ranch Tickets
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Autumn Equinox Night Hike @ Franklin Canyon Lower Ranch

Celebrate the arrival of autumn! Join a Naturalist Guide on a night hike and see how the changing seasons affect the night sky.

Please arrive early. Guests will be unable to enter the park after 6:20, so plan accordingly.

All attendees must park in the paved parking lot as part of the public program to avoid ticketing by Rangers. Guests parking on the road will be ticketed.

Sep
22
Sun
Hike into History at Rancho Sierra Vista @ Satwiwa Culture Center/Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Explore and learn! Join Ranger Aaron for a short 1-mile guided hike at Rancho Sierra Vista and learn about the ranching history of this park site!

This hike will feature occasional stops along the trail where we will learn about the different periods and people who helped shape Rancho Sierra Vista.

Following the hike we will explore locations where historic photographs were taken at Rancho Sierra Vista as early as 1900 to get a before-and-after look of how the Ranch has evolved through time.

It is estimated that this hike should be approximately 1 hour in length to cover both the hike and the talk. The exploration with photographs should take approximately 45 minutes. There will also be plenty of time afterwards for any questions!

We will be meeting at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, not the parking lot. We will start our hike at 9:15am. See image below on where we meet.

Sign up here for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hike-into-history-at-rancho-sierra-vista-tickets-71219849487

Please bring shoes appropriate for hiking, water, a hat, and sunblock. Rain cancels.

Questions? Call our visitor center at King Gillette Ranch (805) 370-2301 or email us at samo_interpretation@nps.gov

 

Sep
24
Tue
Hike up Serrania Ridge @ Serrania Park -SMM Tickets
Sep 24 @ 7:30 am
Hike up Serrania Ridge @ Serrania Park -SMM

: Moderately paced 5 mile hike with an elevation gain of 446’. This hike will offer tremendous views of the San Fernando Valley as we make our way up to dirt Mulholland and continue west on Mulholland. Meet at 7:30 AM in the parking lot at Serrania Park. From the 101, take the DeSoto/Serrania exit and turn south onto Serrania Avenue and then turn left onto Wells Avenue. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Sep
28
Sat
Adventures with a Ranger/ Aventuras con un Ranger! @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Adventures with a Ranger/ Aventuras con un Ranger! @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

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.

Oct
1
Tue
Hike into Red Rock Canyon from Stunt Rd @ SMM Tickets
Oct 1 @ 8:00 am
Hike into Red Rock Canyon from Stunt Rd @ SMM

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 8:00 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.

Oct
5
Sat
Movie Magic Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center Tickets
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Movie Magic Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Join our resident film enthusiast for a guided hike to view classic film and television locations, and learn the Hollywood history of Franklin Canyon. Franklin Canyon has been the chosen film location for Hollywood productions since the silent film era. Come and walk in the steps of Andy Griffith, Capt Kirk, and Clark Gable.
Meets outside the Sooky Goldman Nature Center.
Please wear closed toe shoes.
This hike is rated Easy with steps.

Transit to Trails: Hike & Explore Santa Monica Mountains @ Vista Hermosa Natural Park Tickets
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Transit to Trails: Hike & Explore Santa Monica Mountains @ Vista Hermosa Natural Park

Open to all!

Want to visit a new hiking trail but need a ride? We got you! Join us on a free hike led by one of our experienced and bilingual naturalists, or if you’d prefer you can explore the park on your own.

For questions regarding accessibility, contact us at info@communitynatureconnection.org.

All fitness levels are welcome!
Family-friendly.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

WHEN:
Bus Arrives at 9:00 AM and will return by 4:00 PM.
Seating is on a first come, first-served basis.

WHERE:
Meet in the parking lot of Vista Hermosa Natural Park.
We’ll board the bus and then head to a TBD park in the Santa Monica Mountains. Visit our Facebook Events page for the most up-to-date information on destination.

WHAT TO BRING:
Wear weather-appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes. Pack water, a lunch, snacks, sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses in a backpack.

Presented by Community Nature Connection in association with Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, all working to connect you to your public lands!

Can’t make it? Trips are scheduled at Vista Hermosa Natural Park on the 1st Saturday of every month!

Oct
8
Tue
Hike / Caballero Canyon and Bent Arrow Trail @ SMM Tickets
Oct 8 @ 8:00 am
Hike / Caballero Canyon and Bent Arrow Trail @ SMM

Moderately paced 6 mile loop hike with 900 ft elevation gain up a typical SM Mtn canyon onto old dirt Mulholland, then briefly into Topanga State Park. Chaparral and valley views. Meet at 8:00 AM at the Caballero trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Reseda Blvd exit, turn south and go 2 miles, street parking. Trailhead is on east side across from Braemar Country Club entrance. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.