Tag: hiking Santa Monica Mountains

West Mulholland Trails

Location: At the western end of the dirt section of Mulholland Drive, western San Fernando Valley. From the west, take Highway 101 to the Valley Circle/Mulholland exit (29). Turn left onto Calabasas Road and make a quick right onto Mulholland. Go 2.7 miles to Canoga Avenue, make a quick right and an immediate left onto…

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Stunt High Trail

Stunt High Trail Location: Eastern Santa Monica Mountains. From the Thousand Oaks area, take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills exit (33). Turn right and follow Lost Hills 1.1 miles to Las Virgenes. Turn right and follow Las Virgenes 1.6 miles to Mulholland Highway. Turn left and go 4 miles to Stunt Road. Turn…

Stunt High Trail, Malibu, CA

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Trancas Canyon Edison Road

Trancas Canyon Edison Road Location: Northwestern Santa Monica Mountains, south of Agoura Hills and north of Malibu. From Highway 101, take the Kanan Road exit and head south for 6.1 miles. Turn right onto Mulholland Highway and go 0.9 miles to a fork with Encinal Canyon Road. Continue onto Encinal Canyon Road. Trancas Canyon Road…

Trancas Canyon, Malibu, CA

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Chumash Indian Trail (Zuma Canyon)

Chumash Indian Trail (Zuma Canyon) Location: Malibu. From Pacific Coast Highway (20 miles northwest of Santa Monica; 25 miles southeast of Oxnard) head north on Busch Drive. Follow it 1.4 miles to its ending at the signed Zuma Ridge Trailhead. Agency: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Distance: 4.2 miles Elevation gain: 1,050 feet Difficulty…

Zuma Canyon, Malibu, CA

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Upper Zuma Ridge Motorway (Encinal Canyon Road to Buzzard’s Roost Ranch)

Upper Zuma Ridge Motorway (Encinal Canyon Road to Buzzard’s Roost Ranch) Location: Northwestern Santa Monica Mountains, south of Agoura Hills and north of Malibu. From Highway 101, take the Kanan Road exit and head south for 6.1 miles. Turn right onto Mulholland Highway and go 0.9 miles to a fork with Encinal Canyon Road. Continue…

View from above the Zuma Ridge Motorway, Santa Monica Mountains, CA

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Goat Peak (Pacific Palisades)

Location: Chautauqua Blvd, Pacific Palisades. From the end of the 10 Freeway, take Pacific Coast Highway 2 miles to Chautauqua Blvd. Take a right on Chautauqua Blvd (not a hard right onto Channel Drive) and follow Chautauqua one mile to Sunset Blvd. Turn left and make an immediate right on Hartzell St. Go 0.1 mile…

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Will Rogers State Historic Park

Location: 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades.  Take I-10 to its end, where it becomes northbound Pacific Coast Highway.  Go 2.1 miles to Chautauqua Blvd. and turn right.  Go 0.9 miles and turn right on Sunset.  Go 0.6 miles and turn left on to Will Rogers State Park Road.  Drive a mile to…

Will Rogers State Historic Park

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Lake Eleanor Open Space

Location: Westlake Village.  From highway 101, take the Westlake Blvd. (Highway 23) exit south.  Go a mile and take a left on Triunfo Canyon Road.  Go 0.6 miles and turn right on Highgate.  Drive half a mile to the end of of Highgate, where a gate blocks further progress.  Park on the street. Agency: Conejo…

Lake Eleanor Open Space, Thousand Oaks, CA

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Escondido Falls

Escondido Falls Location: Malibu. From Santa Monica, take Pacific Coast Highway west for 18 miles. Take a right on East Winding Way (the last major street before East Winding Way is Latigo Canyon Road.)   Park in the lot immediately on your left. From Thousand Oaks, take the 101 freeway to Kanan Road, and head…

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