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Zuma Canyon: Ocean and Canyon View trail Loop ~ Gentler Intermediate

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Zuma Canyon: Ocean and Canyon View trail Loop ~ Gentler Intermediate

This is an alternative hike to Peter’s hike on Thursday. It’s a bit far on PCH, but we will meet at 9:00 AM.

The name “Zuma” is derived from the Chumash language and means “abundance.” There is an absolute abundance of beautiful and spectacular wildflowers engulfing the entire area and it appears that there was no impact from the Woolsey fire other than a few remnants of burnt trees.

We will start to hike the Zuma Loop trail and continue on to Ocean View trail. Then, we descend down the Canyon View trail into Zuma Canyon for a bit. We will come back out of the Canyon and take a small loop around the opposite side.

This hike is five miles with an elevation gain/loss of approximately 800’.

From Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, and the San Fernando Valley, drive west on Pacific Coast Highway somewhat less than a mile west of Kanan, and turn right (north) on Bonsall Drive. Continue north into the dirt lot at the end, where the parking is free.

From Oxnard and points north and west, you will turn left on Bonsall to the end. If you get to Kanan, you’ve gone too far! The turn is just past the Zuma Beach parking lot. It might be easier to turn left at Busch Dr. (with the Italian restaurant on the corner) and then turn right on Rainsford Pl. and then left onto Bonsall to the end. The dirt lot at the end is free.

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November 09 2023


Date: November 9
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Zuma Canyon Trailhead

5721 Bonsall Dr

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