Past Meetup

Hike to the MASH site--Malibu Creek State Park

This Meetup is past

46 people went

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Remember the tv series MASH? We're going to hike there! Finally a hike on the westside for some of you!

The park's 6,000-plus acres have been the backdrop for thousands of movie and TV scenes since 1927, when it became the Scottish Highlands for a silent movie called "Annie Laurie" that starred Lillian Gish.

It doubled for Wales in 1941's best-picture Oscar winner, "How Green Was My Valley" and was Shangri-La in 1937's "Lost Horizon."

It was the backdrop for a primate-run world in "Planet of the Apes" in 1968 and where "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" were chased over a cliff by a pursuing posse in 1969.

Lovely walk down oak shaded lane, a stunning rock pool with vertical walls of volcanic rock, and a picturesque lake pretty enough for a calendar. An easy hike with lots of variety. At the Rock Pool, watch rock climbers attempt to scale the Planet of the Apes wall, were the movie of the same names was filmed. This is a easy hike 5 miles RT with 300 ft elevation gain. We'll meet in the parking lot by the trailhead.

Just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the park features hiking, fishing, bird watching and horseback riding opportunities.

There are 15 miles of streamside trail through oak and sycamore woodlands on chaparral covered slopes.

Twenty-five mile Malibu Creek in the park is the principal watercourse of the Santa Monica Mountains, from Boney Mountain to Malibu Lagoon.

The park was the center of Chumash Native American life for centuries and was once used to film numerous movies and TV shows, such as Planet of the Apes and M*A*S*H.


Hike is apporx. 5 miles RT and 400 feet gain. Hike will take approx. 3 hours. Beginners in good shape can do it. Some of the path has quite a few rocks on it, so it isn't a smooth trail. We'll hike to the MASH site and then go see Century Lake. Bring your cameras for this hike! You'll see some awesome scenery! Bring 2 quarts of water, sweater, and wear sneakers. Meet at 1:00 PM at the bathroom closest to the trail. We'll leave at 1:15 PM. It is in the last parking lot

The park is located four miles south of Highway 101 on Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon Road.
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Dogs aren't allowed :(


It cost $12! If you want to park free, park on the side of the road at Las Vigenes & Mulhulloand. It is quite a walk to get to the meeting spot. Give yourself plenty of time!

Rain postpones hike.

Optional Social Afterwards

Meet at Starbucks: Optional get together after the hike: Starbucks at 26531 Agoura Rd, Calabasas . There also is a Dominoes Pizza and Cheese Cake Factory nearby. Leader may not be present. You'll have to find each other.