Tag: Las Virgenes

King Gillette Ranch

King Gillette Ranch Location: Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu Creek State Park. From Highway 101, use the Lost Hills Road (exit 33). Head south (turn right if you’re coming from the west; left if from the east) and follow Lost Hills 1.1 miles to Las Virgenes. Turn right and follow Las Virgenes 1.6 miles to…

Valley Oak at King Gillette Ranch, Santa Monica Mountains, CA

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Secret Trail to Calabasas Peak

Secret Trail to Calabasas Peak Location: Mulholland Highway, south of Calabasas.  From L.A., take Highway 101 to Topanga Canyon Blvd (Highway 27).  Head south for 1.4 miles and turn right on Mulholland Drive.  Go 0.5 miles and turn left on Mulholland Highway.  Go 3.6 miles and look for a dirt turnout on the left side…

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Lasky Mesa

Lasky Mesa Location: West Hills.  From the 101 freeway, take the Valley Circle exit.  Take a right and go 2.1 miles to Victory Blvd.  Take a left on Victory and drive 0.6 miles to its end, and park either on the street for free or in the lot for $3. Agency: Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy…

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Calabasas Peak

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Las Virgenes View Trail

As seen in the Nobody Hikes in L.A. Guidebook!  Las Virgenes View Trail Location: Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu Creek State Park.  From the Valley, take highway 101 to Las Virgenes Road and go south for 3 miles.  The trailhead is on the northeast corner of Las Virgenes and Mulholland.  From Pacific Coast Highway, head north…

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