Past Meetup

From the Sea to the Real Mesa Peak - BYOB

This Meetup is past

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Location image of event venue


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!

The real Mesa Peak!

Our hike will begin at the beach 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.

Will there be water in the creek by then? If not you can use this picture and your imaginations

Along the ridge between Corral and Puerco Canyons on one of my "secret" trails (which is not so secret any longer):

We'll take a snack break on Mesa Peak (1,844 ft). There is even a place for us to sit down!

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. They allow you to bring your own beverage, alcohol included -- keep some in a cooler in your car


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.