Past Meetup

Encinal Canyon to Buzzard's Roost

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Encinal Canyon Road Backbone Trail

1097 Encinal Canyon Road · malibu, CA

How to find us

Peter's cell phone number: (805)443-6174

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Join us for a hike through Trancas canyon to Buzzard’s Roost. We will start from the Encinal Road trailhead and descend gradually through chaparral to the floor of Trancas Canyon. The trail follows Trancas creek along a lush tree shaded pathway. We will cross two bridges and a streambed before climbing towards the Zuma Ridge trail. This trail leads up to Buzzards Roost. Along the way, we will have great views of the coast and ocean. The total distance for this hike will be 8 miles with approximately 1900 feet elevation gain/loss. This will be an out and back hike.

The hike is mostly exposed with welcome shade in the canyon. Dress accordingly.

Parking:Free parking is available at our meet-up location.

Please do not leave anything of value in your car, at this or any other trailhead.


From 101 – Take the Kanan Road exit and head south. Continue 6.1 miles, then turn right onto Mulholland Hwy. After 0.9 miles, veer left onto Encinal Canyon Rd. Drive 2.4 miles to the parking area, on the right. Note: If you pass the fire station, you went too far.

From the Pacific Coast Highway – From the PCH, turn up Encinal Canyon Road. Drive 5 miles, then turn right to stay on Encinal Cyn Rd. Continue 1.1 miles to the parking area, on the left.



The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals.

Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions.

If you choose to sign up for this or any Weekday Trailblazers Meetup event, you are releasing the Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.

All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Dogs are not allowed on our morning hikes.