Hike to the M*A*S*H site at Malibu Creek State Park

 

 

 

 

 

This time we are headed to Malibu Creek State Park. It has a lot of history including lots of movie productions and TV shows. We will hike to the Rock Pool (Tarzan movies) before heading over to the M.A.S.H. site. The M.A.S.H site was redone a few years ago with more vehicles from the TV show and commemorative plaques.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The basic hike is about 6.5miles round trip with about 200' of elevation gain. We could do some more hiking if there is interest. There is a fun walk up a canyon to Reagan Ranch. The Reagans owned property here at one time.


Bring snacks, water (at least one quart), sturdy shoes, jacket.

Parking is $12 at the park, carpooling is highly recommended.

We will meet for carpooling at the parking lot at PCH and Webb Way in Malibu. There is a small shopping center with Subway, Wells Fargo, ... From the parking lot we will carpool up to the park. Done with the hike we will find here a few restaurants for lunch.

 

 

Malibu Creek State Park is proud to be home to the outdoor set of television's legendary program M*A*S*H. The site still draws visitors from all over the world decades after the show left the air.
The park is the former location ranch of 20th Century Fox studios who owned the land between 1946 and 1974. They shot many films and television programs here including M*A*S*H between 1972 - 1983.

M*A*S*H was a deft blend of drama and comedy was just enough to take the minds of millions of Americans off of what was really happening on the other side of the Pacific during the Vietnam War era. M*A*S*H grew to become a landmark television series that garnered over 100

Emmy nominations during its eleven season, 251 episode run.

Shooting M*A*S*H on location was much like a real M.A.S.H. unit would operate. Electricity was sourced from powerful generators, water came from tanker trucks and bathroom facilities weren't much more than porta-potties such as those commonly found at construction sites (although they were definately a step up from the latrines on the show).

On a M*A*S*H 30th Anniversary special that aired in 2002, Alan Alda (“Hawkeye”) observed that shooting at the Fox Ranch added to the realism of a show set amongst daily hardship and making do in minimal conditions.

 

Please remember that organizers are untrained volunteers and all events are at your own risk.

Adventurous kids OK.  No dogs please.

 

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  • Howard

    we scouted the park, put in 10 miles or more, we'll post this again soon

    January 27, 2013

  • Julie

    Something came up and there is no way I can make it in time now. SORRY!

    January 26, 2013

  • Wilson T.

    I'm afraid I might not not be able t amek it after a night ou oon the eers and karaokijng

    January 26, 2013

  • Howard

    Rain and mud are only going to make this hike even more fun!!

    January 24, 2013

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