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Nat'l Trails Day: From the Sea to the Real Mesa Peak

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This year, our National Trails Day hike will take you to Mesa Peak in Malibu

Many hiking groups promise to take you to Mesa Peak but they never do. That's because they have mistaken their peaks and take you to the wrong one. So come along with us to the real Mesa Peak!

Our hike will begin at the beach and in Corral Canyon, the last undeveloped coastal canyon in Los Angeles County that flows freely to the ocean. We will then leave Corral Canyon for my "secret trail" through pristine wilderness to the Puerco Canyon watershed divide that provides spectacular ocean and mountain views.

We'll take a snack break on Mesa Peak (1,844 ft)

Hike is strenuous and about 8 miles with over 1800 ft elevation gain in the first 4 miles. Its out and back with two interweaving loops.

Post hike lunch will be at Malibu Seafood ( - right at the trailhead.


There is street parking on PCH. Pay parking available at trail head next to restaurant - $5.00 for Iron Ranger

Check-in with me at the kiosk in pay lot next to restaurant.


Free Product Give-away
As a "thank you" for organizing our National Trails Day Hike, Adventure Medical Kits is donating a bunch of free samples including:

Easy Access Bandages
Ben's Repellent
Natrapel Repellent
After Burn

I'll have enough for everyone who checks in at the trailhead on time. You can check out these products at their website and learn some survival techniques:

What is National Trails Day®?

National Trails Day® is a celebration of trails that evolved from the report of President Ronald Reagan's President's Commission on Americans Outdoors. In 1987, the report recommended that all Americans be able to go out their front doors and within fifteen minutes, be on trails that wind through their cities or towns and bring them back without retracing steps. The recommendation, dubbed Trails for All Americans, became the impetus behind several public and private parties joining American Hiking Society in launching National Trails Day® in 1993. National Trails Day is always the first Saturday in June.

There is street parking on PCH, five dollars at the iron ranger.

Bring sunscreen, hat, 2 quarts water, sturdy shoes and a snack. Shorts ok.

Join The American Hiking Society

American Hiking Society's National Trails Day® is the country's largest celebration of trails. Mark your 2014 calendar for June 7 to make sure you don't miss out on our NTD activity!

Join American Hiking Society today and help build and maintain hiking trails, conserve America’s natural landscapes, and ensure that tomorrow’s hiking experience is even better than today’s.

When you join American Hiking Society, you receive the following benefits:

American Hiker, their quarterly magazineA subscription to Backpacker magazine (If you're already a subscriber, your subscription will be extended by one year.)You become a member of the national hiking communityThe opportunity to participate in members-only Volunteer VacationsYou'll have more places to enjoy the outdoors and better trails to hikeThe opportunity to purchase insurance in case you need emergency assistance while hikingThe satisfaction that you’re establishing, protecting, and maintaining hiking trails – and the lands and waters around them

Become a member and make a difference. ( Tell them sent you!