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The Trails of Rocky Oaks, a Gentler Hike

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Rocky Oaks is a small park tucked into the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, on the north-west corner of Kanan and Mulholland. The broad singletrack trails wind around oak trees, through meadows, up the hills and through the chaparral, and around a small lake. We'll travel these trails in a spiral pattern, covering 4-5 miles, with a gentle amount of climbing.

After the hike is finished, we'll cross the street to Calamigos Ranch to have lunch at their Malibu Cafe. If the mood strikes us, we may top off the afternoon with a visit to the tasting room of the nearby Malibu Family Wines vineyard.

Start Time: Note that we'll start at 9:30 am this week!

Statistics: The distance will be 4 to 5 miles, with a moderate amount of climbing.

Pace: This is a gentler hike. We will go at a more moderate pace than a regular Trailblazer hike, and we'll take more breaks. The purpose is to give novice and intermediate hikers who may feel they're not up to a regular hike a chance to get out and experience our beautiful trails. Faster hikers are welcome to join us so long as they are willing to hike at the slower pace of the group. However, this hike is probably too difficult for someone who is new to hiking, or hasn't been hiking in a long time. We typically finish about 12:30 pm, but could be delayed for any number of reasons. If you are looking for a fast-paced hike, or have to finish by a specific time, this hike is probably not for you.

Directions: From the 101, turn south on Kanan Rd. Drive 6.1 miles and turn right onto Mulholland Hwy. After just 0.1 miles, turn right into the Rocky Oaks parking area. There is no charge to park here.


Lunch: We usually, although not always, go somewhere for lunch after the hike. This is completely optional and is considered to be in addition to this event, not part of it.