The Santa Monica Mountains Winter Series: Pt. Mugu State Park

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La Jolla Canyon Loop,

Ray Miller Trailhead · Malibu, CA

How to find us

Meet at the Malibu Civic Center at 8:30 am, 23519 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265 for possible carpool or meet in front of the La Jolla Canyon entrance of Pt. Mugu State Park at 9:15 am.

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Have fun in your own backyard with this set of hikes to the local mountains. Between December and March, we'll visit some well known vistas and a few hidden gems.

Pt. Mugu State Park: 10 miles roundtrip, 1500 feet total elevation gain.

We'll take a tour of the westernmost area of the Santa Monica Mountains, following the Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail for 5 miles before turning west and hiking past a serene meadow to the top of Mugu Peak. On a clear day, several Channel Islands are visible. On the way back to our cars, we may even get to see a seasonal waterfall.

Please bring: 3 liters of water, a snack/ lunch (which we will enjoy in the meadow), hat/sunscreen/sun protection, sturdy shoes, and a pleasant attitude.