CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN. Help Build a Bypass to the Etz Meloy Gate


Yerba Buena Rd Trailhead

78 Little Sycamore Canyon Rd · Malibu, CA

How to find us

Ignore the street address above; meet in the dirt parking area at the south side of the road, immediately west of mile marker 9.

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The National Parks Service (NPS) is looking for volunteers to help built a new trail that will bypass the gate at the west end of Etz Meloy Motorway.

All tools will be provided, as well as instructions on how to use them safely and effectively, by experienced trail crew leaders. No experience needed - everyone works at a rate they're comfortable with and takes lots of breaks. Bring a snack to eat on the trail; CORBA will provide lunch after the event.

Wear sturdy hiking boots with good tread, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, sunglasses, sunblock and a hat, and bring water, snacks. Bring work gloves if you have them. We have a few pairs we can loan to people without.

Please leave your pets at home.

This is a combined project between the National Park Service, the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council and CORBA.

You can learn more about trail restoration work here and here

Parents/guardians are responsible for minors at all times, and they must constantly and directly supervise children under 14. Children must be over 7-years old to attend.

Directions: The road to the trailhead is narrow, twisting and slow, so please allow yourself plenty of time to arrive on time! This trailhead is on Yerba Buena Rd near the west end of Etz Meloy Motorway in the Circle X Ranch area a few miles east of Sandstone Peak.

From the 101... Exit at Westlake Blvd and head south (towards the ocean). Drive 7.1 miles and then turn right onto Mulholland Hwy (there is an earlier left turn onto Mulholland; don't take that one!). After 0.4 miles, turn right up Little Sycamore Canyon Rd and continue 2.0 miles to the parking at the side of the road on the left.

From the PCH... Turn up Yerba Buena Rd and continue 8.9 miles to the trailhead (2.0 miles past the Mishe Mokwa parking area). Parking is at the side of the road on the right.


By signing up for this activity, you agree to the terms of the Accident Waiver and Release of Liability, required by our insurer:


I acknowledge that this athletic event is an extreme test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of athletes, equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, coaches, event officials, event monitors, and/or producers of event, and lack of hydration. These risks are not only inherent to athletics, but are also present for volunteers. I hereby assume all of the risks of participating and/or volunteering in this event. I realize that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault.

I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in the event and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.

I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability (AWRL) form will be used by the event holders, sponsors and organizers, in which I may participate and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said events.

In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this event, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) Waive, Release and Discharge from any and all liability for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter accrue to me or my traveling to and from this event, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association (CORBA), County of Los Angeles, California Department of Parks and Recreation, State of California and Castaic Lake State Recreation Area, their directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, and agents, the event holders, event sponsors, event directors, event volunteers; (B) Indemnify and Hold Harmless the entities and persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as a result of any of my actions during this event.

I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during this event.

I understand that at this event or related activities, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers and assigns.

This AWRL shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

I hereby certify that I have read this document; and I understand its content.