Charmlee Park in West Malibu...easy...over­looks the ocean, 4 miles or so

Charmlee Wilderness Park is 590 acres of the best of the Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Slope environment. The park includes picnic areas, eight miles of hiking trails, native plant displays, and a nature center.

Join us for an easy loop hike through rolling hills, shady oak trees, and have lunch at the rocky cabin ruins and take lots of photos of the shoreline from high cliffs above PCH.

(part of another of my hike double-headers...part 2 is rock scrambling at the end of Corral Canyon Road, from 3 to 6ish, followed by chow at the Corral Beach Cantina on PCH in Zuma))

Distance: around 4 miles with 200 feet maximum elevation gain

Restrooms and running water: yes

Parking fee: yes--$4

Dogs: are allowed on-leash

GPS Location: N[masked] W[masked]


LARGE PRINTABLE VERSION OF THIS MAP (note, our route may vary a bit, we'll probably also do the Clyde Canyon trail): http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/c/8/9/8/highres_266091352.jpeg

AS USUAL: Bring lunch, 3 quarts of water, a hat, sunscreen, munchies, Gern Blanston repellent

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  • chris

    Good ol' Charmlee. Glad Bob Hope did not turn that place into a Golf Course. Thanks Rex

    1 · August 4, 2013

  • Kate F.

    Loved the location and the weather was perfect. An easy 5 mile hike. Perfect.

    2 · August 4, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Another fabulous hike, Rex. And a new trail for me. Thanks so much. And great meeting new friends.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • liz

    Fun!

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome trails, awesome company.
    I added a few pics

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • sondra

    Thanks Rex for a fantastic hike and the wonderful beatles songs!!!

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • greg g.

    grt

    August 3, 2013

  • DavidG

    Thanks Rex! Great hike!

    August 3, 2013

  • lee l.

    Enjoyed the company the most!

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • lee l.

    The weather good & moderate, the conversations and people made it very good.

    August 3, 2013

  • greg g.

    tried to go on hike but could not find it..........???? went by directions.

    August 3, 2013

  • Sima K.

    Hi, so sorry, as much as I wanted to attend, I was tied up with an appointment which was suppose to end at 10:30.... but didn't, until 11:15 . Very disappointed to miss this hike.

    August 3, 2013

  • Liz K.

    The forecast for Malibu says Sunny and in the 70's. Running a bit late, Rex. Leaving Simi Now. 10:15

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummed . . . cannot make it . . . back problems flared up :(

    August 3, 2013

  • Carol T.

    Can't make it. Next time!

    August 3, 2013

  • Kayleen

    Can't make it now sorry :(

    August 3, 2013

  • Sima K.

    I am good for the 1st part ending at 2:00 PM. Can not do the 2nd part.

    August 2, 2013

  • Jinjer

    Not feeling well. Catch you another time!

    August 2, 2013

  • Betty

    Sorry, I won't make the morning hike after all. But I'll still join you for the afternoon portion. Have fun!

    August 2, 2013

  • Jaime

    Bring it on!

    August 2, 2013

  • Simran

    Hi there. Would anyone like to carpool from Santa Monica?

    August 2, 2013

  • James

    I am offering to drive anyone from and near Alhambra area!

    August 2, 2013

  • Nancy J

    Hmm...does the first hike take us back to where we're parked. I'm not planning on going on the 2nd part of the hike...

    1 · August 1, 2013

    • Rex Frankel; M.

      the hikes are completely separate. When the Charmlee hike is done, if you plan to join in on my Corral Ridge rocks hike, you must drive about 15 miles to that trailhead.

      August 2, 2013

  • sondra

    Do you need an adventure pass to park? Also if anyone is in the SFV and wants to carpool let me know.

    August 1, 2013

    • Rex Frankel; M.

      no National Forest adventure pass is required. This is not part of the National Forest. But parking fee is $4

      August 2, 2013

  • Rosy

    Looking forward to it.

    August 2, 2013

  • Cassandra C.

    I only have bug repellent and I dont want to repel Steve Martin, he's funny.

    August 1, 2013

  • Kayleen

    1 · August 1, 2013

    • Nancy J

      It's a deal Kayleen!

      August 1, 2013

  • Kayleen

    I was wondering that too Nancy, if not I'm sure we can find our way back together :)

    August 1, 2013

  • Mario

    Looking forward to my first hike in the Santa Monicas,

    July 31, 2013

  • Rex Frankel; M.

    Aline: this hike has no rock scrambling and is suitable for beginners. My hike later at Corral Ridge (3 pm) does have mild rock climbing, with no ropes required, though. I rate it at medium level of difficulty.

    July 31, 2013

  • DIRK

    I miss ye olde Rex hikes. Sounds like fun but I'm training for Baldy.

    July 31, 2013

  • Juliaa

    Sounds very fun. Unfortunately, out of town this weekend. Enjoy!

    July 30, 2013

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