Past Meetup

Shuttling Off to Nicholas Flat

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Leo Carrillo State Beach

35000 W Pacific Coast Hwy · Malibu, CA

How to find us

by the rangers' booth at the entrance to Leo Carrillo

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Our pursuit of ocean breezes and spectacular views continues with this unique shuttle hike Blazed by Elyse. We’ll meet up at Leo Carrillo campground and caravan to the trailhead, off Mulholland Highway.

The 7 mile trail starts off shady, then climbs up into the sunlight. Looping around to Nicholas Flat through the backdoor, that sunlight will be glittering across the swelling surface of the Pacific, far below us.

Slipping around a rare elevated pond, we’ll clamber up some impressive sandstone outcroppings to rest in the breeze sweeping up the canyon. Sandstone Peak, Mishe Mokwa, and the Grotto are three more reasons this is a memorable hike.

We’ll descend from the heights (1600’ of total elevation gain) to PCH and the cars at Leo Carrillo with the thrill of having visited a favored site in a new way.

Everyone will meet at Leo Carrillo, where we’ll consolidate cars and travel to the beginning of the hike. Space at the trailhead is limited, so it’s important to pack everyone into as few cars as possible. There is a fee to park at the campground, or free parking on PCH. Park, then meet at the entrance to the campground. Because this is a shuttle hike, everyone needs to be ready to go at 9.


From 101 exit Kanan Rd. south and drive 12.5 miles to the Pacific Coast Highway -- turn west (right) and drive 8 miles to Leo Carrillo State Park. Turn right into the park entrance and park in the day use park ($10) or park FREE on the PCH.

Use the address at the top for general directions only.



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.

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