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Hike Bommer Ridge into Laguna Coast Wilderness – Loop

Crystal Cove SP/Laguna Coast - Ridge Park Entrance (map) Ridge Park Rd & E Coastal Peak, Newport Beach, CA, US

The total distance for this hike is 4.5 miles with about 650 ft. of elevation gain. There are great mountain and ocean views along the ridge. We are going to […]

Castillo Trail to Wildwood Park ~ Gentler Intermediate

Castillo Trailhead 2642 Castillo Cir,, Thousand Oaks, ca, US

This hike starts at Castillo Trail to Wildwood Park. In the spring, it’s spectacular with an abundance of mustard greens, wildflowers and California poppies in addition to bountiful water in […]

Ride the Two Winds (Dos Vientos) – Gentler Friendly

Dos Vientos Community Park 4801 Borchard Rd, Newbury Park, CA, US

I'm sure we will see plenty of wildflowers blooming in Dos Vientos. This hike will loop around the periphery of Dos Vientos Open Space, passing Twin Ponds, overlooking Potrero Road […]

Malibu Creek: Bulldog to Castro Crest

Crags Drive & Seminole Drive California, CA, US

Hike Description (Intermediate/Strenuous) We will be hiking through the eastern most portion of Malibu Creek State Park, up to the rarely seen, North East backside of Castro Crest - via […]

Lower Zuma Canyon Loop

Zuma Canyon Trailhead 5721 Bonsall Dr, Malibu, CA, US

Zuma Canyon is distinguished for being one of the deepest gorges in the Santa Monica Mountains and unlike Topanga or Malibu Canyons has never suffered incursion by a major road. […]

Las Llajas – Suitable for beginners

Las Llajas Canyon Trail trailhead 5715 Evening Sky Drive, Simi Valley, CA, Simi Valley, CA, US

5 miles, 500' gain, Beginner This hike is a great trail for beginners because all the elevation gain is distributed. It is a walk down a rolling fire road through […]

Kanan Dume Almost to Castro Peak OAB (Fast Paced)

1689 Kanan Dume Rd 1689 Kanan Dume Rd, Malibu, CA, US

Please follow the written directions below as the map may not be correct. Our Out And Back (OAB) hike will take us on a less-traveled but quite beautiful part of […]

Paradise Falls – The easy way

Tennis Court parking lot 635 W Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA, US

3.5 miles, 650' gain, Fit Beginner A hike to Paradise Falls is one of the most popular things to do when visiting Simi Valley, yet a lot of people that […]

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