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.