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Malibu Creek State Park (MCSP) Grand Tour including MASH

Las Virgenes Road & Park Entrance Road California, CA, US

This week I will be working with the MCSP docents and CA State Parks to reinstall the bridge over Malibu Creek to MASH. We will likely be the first large group to take advantage of the "dry" crossing (assuming all goes well on the install). We will start this hike from MCSP's Lower/Main Trailhead parking […]

Sycamore Canyon Hike from the Ocean

Sycamore Canyon Campground Sycamore Canyon Road, Malibu, CA, US

HIKE DETAILS: This is a gentler hike for Thursday, hopefully there will be a marine layer at the beach since we are starting at 9:00. This hike will go from the beach up to the picnic table on the fire road, approximately 5.5 miles. Most of the hike is exposed, but hopefully we will have […]

Grasslands Trail and Century Lake to the MASH Site – First Bridge Crossing

Grasslands Trailhead - MCSP 27000 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA, US

I will be helping to install the bridge to M*A*S*H* site Wednesday. This will be the first Meetup hike to the MASH site, via the Grasslands Trail, since removal of bridge last November. We'll stop by Century Lake along the way. Bring a sack lunch for our break at the MASH site Hike is about […]

Long Canyon – Easy CC Loop – Suitable for Fit Beginners

Long Canyon Trail Simi Valley, CA, US

3 miles, 650' gain, Fit Beginner Easy option, 1.4 miles, 450' gain, Fit Beginner The address given, is not the address of the hike. It is a nearby address that may cause your GPS to drive past the trailhead. Those that prefer the Easy Option, should head UP from the trail head, waiting when they […]

ARIZONA: Little Colorado via Hopi Salt Trail (19 Miles RT)

Santa Paula Canyon Trailhead (Punchbowls) Santa Paula, CA, US

RSVP waitlist will be managed one month in advance: April 9th, 2024 at 7:00AM. 🌞 Bucket list trip! This is not a beginner trip - you MUST have extensive backpacking experience, preferably with this group. You must be able to manage yourself and your transportation. This trip has minimal guidance involving anything off-trail. It may […]

Hike to Sitton Peak – Bear Canyon & Verdugo Truck Trail – Santa Ana Mountains

San Juan Loop Trailhead 34040 Ortega Hwy., Lake Elsinore, CA, US

Let's conquer Sitton Peak again! This peak is located in the Santa Ana Mountains in the Cleveland National Forest. The total mileage for this hike should be 9.5-10 miles with approximately 2,000' of elevation gain. This will be an out and back. This hike starts on the Bear Canyon Loop Trail, which takes us to […]

LOCAL NEWHALL HIKE: Gates Trail, Pine Street, Romo Trail, and Needham Trail

9F4J+QM Santa Clarita, CA, US

DESCRIPTION: NEW LOCAL AFTERNOON HIKE! Busy on Mother's Day (Sunday)? Then join us SATURDAY for a quick local LATER AFTERNOON hike in the Needham Ranch/Gates King Open Space in the hills south of Lyons/Newhall Avenue. This is a pretty easy hike distance and elevation wise - only 700 feet of elevation and 3.4 miles, but […]

Hike at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park – Nix Nature Center

Nix Nature Center Parking Lot 18751 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA, US

The hike we will be doing will be around 5 miles long with 875 ft. of elevation gain. This will be a loop starting at the parking lot of Nix Nature Center. As you will see on the map, this is at the main park entrance off of the 133 (Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area). […]

Tapo Canyon Trail

Tapo Canyon Road Tapo Canyon Rd, Simi Valley, CA, US Hello Fellow Hikers, Join me on a easier moderate hike at Tapo Canyon Trail in Simi Valley. This hike has a nice gradual walk until we start a gradual climb were we will start our loop. We should encounter wildflowers and mountain views. Our loop will drop down then we will continue until we […]

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