Located in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains at the intersection of Las Virgenes Road and Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, 696-acre Las Virgenes View Park is a joint project of the City of Calabasas, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, and the Conservancy. Amenities include trails, interpretive kiosks, benches, and a drinking fountain.
TRAIL: The Las Virgenes View Trail is an easy 2.4 miles, but we will be doing more. Taking on another 3 miles with a couple of very steep sections of uphill that will link us up with the New Millennium and Bark Park Trails, but nothing advanced beginners can’t handle. The trail climbs through a landscape of chaparral, oak woodland, and a riparian zone highlighted by sycamore, black cottonwood, willow and bay. A rare native valley grassland contains purple needle grass, and blue-eye grass. Hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians can wind their way up to scenic vistas at an elevation of 1,300 feet. Spectacular, 360-degree views from the top of the trail include Malibu Creek State Park, Stokes Canyon, Saddle Peak, Goat Buttes, and Lady Face Mountain.
This will be accomplished via a short car shuttle.
MEETUP LOCATION IF DRIVING SOUTHBOUND ON 101 FWY: Exit the 101 at Las Vergenes Road and head south .9 mile to Bark Park entrance on your left. SEE MAP ABOVE
MEETUP TIME: No later than 9:00 a.m.
DURATION: 3 HOURS plus car shuttle time
DISTANCE: 5+ miles
LEVEL: Advanced beginner
ELEVATION GAIN: 800′
PACE: comfortable pace
TRAIL TYPE: Single track with a couple of steep sections
MY CELL# IS: 805-358-5972
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