Bring a Poncho! Note the New Meeting Spot
Park at the Mishe Mokwa trailhead. We'll do the loop clockwise taking the backbone trail to Tri-peaks.
This hike is part of the Massive Multi Meetup Hike where several hiking groups will be starting at various locations and meeting up at Tri-Peaks. I have chosen the Mishe Mokwa Trail, known as the most beautiful trail in the Santa Monica Mountains, as our route. Round trip distance is 7.2 miles with a net elevation gain of 1000 feet (about 1700 total).
We will all be converging on Tri-Peaks at 1:00 pm for lunch and socializing so bring a sack lunch and wear your favorite hiking outfit.
1. Carpooling is required. No more than than 12 cars shall be part of the group. There is a convenient park-and-ride at Kanan & Canwood and Kanan & Roadside
2. All hikers must stay on established trails
3. No use of flour or chalk to mark trails.
4. Practice "Leave No Trace" – take only pictures and leave only footprints
Directions to Trailhead:
Use this link for Google Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=embed&saddr=34.114167,-118.91814&daddr=&hl=en&geocode=&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=0&sz=17&sll=34.114292,-118.919857&sspn=0.003642,0.006866&ie=UTF8&ll=34.112053,-118.927388&spn=0.012436,0.023603&z=15)
Mishe Mokwa Trailhead parking lot is on the both sides of Yerba Buena Rd, 3.75 miles west of Mulholland or 7.2 miles north of PCH. Yerba Buena is very curvey so drive carfefully.
San Fernando Valley/Calabasas:
From points east of Westlake Village, exit 101 at Kanan and go south to Mulholland. Turn west (right) to Yerba Buena 2 mi.
From the 101:
Exit and turn south at CA-23 (Westlake Blvd) Continue to follow CA-23 south 5.2 mi. Continue straight toward Mulholland Hwy West After a couple more miles, turn right at stop sign and continue west on Mulholland Hwy 0.4 mi Turn right at Little Sycamore Canyon Rd 1.9 mi Slight left at Yerba Buena Rd 2 mi
[Overflow parking: Sandstone Peak 0.75 farther down, Circle X Ranch 1.75 miles down toward PCH]
Here are some of the sites along the way: