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.

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.