Nov
24
Sun
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

Nov
30
Sat
Meet the Pumas in the Park @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Meet the Pumas in the Park @ King Gillete Ranch

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

Story Time & Nature Walk-Franklin Canyon @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center Tickets
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time & Nature Walk-Franklin Canyon @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Join a Franklin Canyon Docent for a nature-themed Story Time followed by a Guided Nature Walk around the lake at Franklin Canyon.
Recommended ages are 4-10, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Meets inside the Sooky Goldman Nature Center.
Wear closed toe shoes and bring water.

Dec
7
Sat
Movie Magic Hike @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center-Franklin Canyon Tickets
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Movie Magic Hike @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center-Franklin Canyon

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 King Gillette Ranch @ Vista Hermosa Natural Park Tickets
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Transit to Trails: Hike & Explore King Gillette Ranch @ 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 King Gillette Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains.

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!

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
28
Sat
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

Story Time & Nature Walk-Franklin Canyon @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center Tickets
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time & Nature Walk-Franklin Canyon @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Join a Franklin Canyon Docent for a nature-themed Story Time followed by a Guided Nature Walk around the lake at Franklin Canyon.
Recommended ages are 4-10, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Meets inside the Sooky Goldman Nature Center.
Wear closed toe shoes and bring water.