Volunteers will be working with individuals from the National Park Service and the Santa Monica Mtns Fund to repair trails burned in the Woolsey Fire of 2018. After the fire, soil and rock no longer held together by plant roots allowed many trails to become much more narrow. The recent rains eroded many trails and allowed for plant regrowth to hide the trail corridor. Using hand tools, we will redefine and reshape hiking trails. This work not only improves public access and safety, but it also protects recovering vegetation by clearly defining trail boundaries.
What to know: You may walk 1- 2 miles with your backpack and a tool! You will be swinging a hand tool repetitively, it is hard work but many come to think of it as fun 🙂 Safety is paramount, you will likely be asked to wear a hard hat.
What to wear: Sturdy shoes or boots (closed toe only); wear long pants (NO SHORTS) and long sleeve shirt
What to bring: Backpack, reusable water bottle, sunscreen, gloves (if you have them), hat and a snack
***We have a capacity on attendance for this event due to limited resources like parking and leadership. If it is sold out please be on the lookout for future trail work dates or we may add extra tickets last minute! This event is popular so please be sure you can attend before requesting a ticket. Carpooling is great! If you carpool to the location with a friend you will only need to request one ticket***
Significant rain will cancel!
Directions from Westlake Village: Exit on Westlake Blvd from the 101 Freeway, and follow it south for several miles as it merges with Mulholland highway. Turn right onto Little Sycamore Canyon and it will become Yerba Buena Road as you cross the county line. Proceed on Yerba Buena Road for about 4 miles to trailhead (about a mile before you hit the Circle X Ranch Ranger Station).
Directions from Agoura: Exit on Kanan Rd from the 101 Freeway, and follow it south for several miles. Turn right onto Mulholland highway, after about a mile make another right to stay on Mulholland. Turn right onto Little Sycamore Canyon and it will become Yerba Buena Road as you cross the county line. Proceed on Yerba Buena Road for about 4 miles to trailhead (about a mile before you hit the Circle X Ranch Ranger Station).
This road becomes very narrow and is not an easy drive even for those familiar with the area. Please give yourself ample time to arrive and go slowly around the blind curves! BE PREPARED lose cell phone sevice during your drive!
Contact Tara Hallman for any questions. email: [email protected]