Aug
21
Tue
Hike in Franklin Canyon @ Franklin Canyon Tickets
Aug 21 @ 7:30 am
Hike in Franklin Canyon @ Franklin Canyon | Beverly Hills | California | United States

Moderately paced 5 mile, 800 ft gain hike up and down a chaparral canyon, with a wonderful view of WLA and the Pacific Ocean, and beside a lake in the midst of Beverly Hills. Meet 7:30 AM at Franklin Park/Ranch parking lot. From 101 Fwy take Coldwater Canyon south 2 1/2 miles where it crosses Mulholland Drive West. Make a 90º turn onto Franklin Canyon Drive (sign reads Road Closed 800 yrds) and enter park. Pass upper parking lot at nature center, continue veering right around lake. Turn right at stop sign at bottom of lake, drive ½ mile and veer left on Lake Drive. Follow to end and park. Warning: Stop at camera monitored stop signs in park or you will be ticketed. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Aug
26
Sun
Full Moon Hike at Franklin Canyon @ Franklin Canyon Park Tickets
Aug 26 @ 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. 
Aug
28
Tue
Hike in Topanga State Park @ Hike in Topanga State Park - Dead Horse and Nature Trails Tickets
Aug 28 @ 8:00 am
Hike in Topanga State Park @ Hike in Topanga State Park - Dead Horse and Nature Trails | Topanga | California | United States

Moderately paced 5 mile, 600 ft gain hike in Topanga State Park along the Backbone Trail. We will include the Nature Trail. Deer sightings common. Meet 8:00 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.

Aug
30
Thu
Hike to Buzzard’s Roost @ Newton Canyon Tickets
Aug 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hike to Buzzard's Roost @ Newton Canyon | Malibu | California | United States

Moderately paced 8 mile 1400 gain hike on scenic trail through lovely canyon, then on fire road with great mountain and ocean views, to Buzzards Roost. Meet 8 AM Newton Canyon Trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd exit, go south on Kanan Rd to paved trailhead parking area on west side just north of Tunnel 1 (3rd tunnel from 101 about 1 3/4 miles past Mulholland Hwy). Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Sep
1
Sat
Park After Dark: Sunset Tarantula Hike @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Sep 1 @ 6:30 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.

Sep
4
Tue
HIke in Las VIrgenes Canyon @ Las VIrgenes Canyon Tickets
Sep 4 @ 8:00 am
HIke  in Las VIrgenes Canyon @ Las VIrgenes Canyon | Los Angeles | California | United States

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 8:00 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.

Hike in Las Virgenes Canyon @ North end of Las Virgenes Road, Los Angeles, CA 91307 Tickets
Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm
Hike in Las Virgenes Canyon @ North end of Las Virgenes Road, Los Angeles, CA 91307 | Los Angeles | California | United States

Moderately paced 6 mile 800 ft gain hike on picturesque trail and along a seasonal stream among the beautiful grasslands of Simi Hills. Meet 8:00 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, and sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Sep
6
Thu
Hike Backbone Trail to Fossil Ridge @ Hondo Canyon Tickets
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hike Backbone Trail to Fossil Ridge @ Hondo Canyon | Topanga | California | United States

Moderately paced 9 mile 1800 gain hike in scenic canyon and along ridge with great ocean, mountain and valley views. Meet 8 AM at trailhead, located on Old Topanga Canyon Rd 0.4 mile west of intersection with Topanga Canyon Blvd. Limited roadside parking, so ridesharing is suggested. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Sep
8
Sat
All About the Backbone Trail – Presentation and Book Signing @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
All About the Backbone Trail - Presentation and Book Signing @ King Gillete Ranch | Calabasas | California | United States

Come discover Southern California ‘s newly completed Backbone Trail, a true hidden gem right here in our own backyard. Find the best day hikes, learn ways to through-hike the trail, and enjoy tips, advice, and stories from the authors of  The Complex Hiker’s Guide to the Backbone Trail. Authors Doug and Caroline Chamberlin will sign copies of their book, available for purchase in the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Store, after the program.

This is a free program with free parking.

Due to limited seating, reservations are required. For reservations or more information, email samo@wnpa.org or call 85-370-2302.

 

Sep
11
Tue
Hike in Paramount and Reagan Ranches @ Paramount and Reagan Ranches Tickets
Sep 11 @ 8:00 am
Hike in Paramount and Reagan Ranches @ Paramount and Reagan Ranches | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Moderately paced 5 mile, 400 ft gain hike around the old (and still active) movie set and environs of oak savannas, Medea Creek, chaparral canyons, including a side trip to the old Reagan Ranch. Meet 8:00 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.