Past Meetup

Charmlee Park in West Malibu...easy...overlooks the ocean, 4 miles or so

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Charmlee Wilderness Park (Main Entrance)

2500 Encinal Canyon Rd · Malibu, CA

How to find us

drive all the way in and pay $4 parking fee to "iron ranger"; meet there

Location image of event venue

Details

Charmlee Wilderness Park is 590 acres of the best of the Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Slope environment. The park includes picnic areas, eight miles of hiking trails, native plant displays, and a nature center.

Join us for an easy loop hike through rolling hills, shady oak trees, and have lunch at the ranch house ruins and take lots of photos of the shoreline from high cliffs above PCH.

There's a couple areas of rocks to climb, and a shady area to sit and watch while we monkeys climb the rocks

BRING A GUITAR OR TAMBOURINE IF YOU WANNA JAM WITH ME ON THE HIKE. BRING EARPLUGS IF HIKING AND SINGING DRIVES YOU NUTS...

(This is part of another of my hike double-headers...part 2 is rock scrambling at the end of Corral Canyon Road, (a 1/2 to 3/4 hour drive from here) from 3 to 6ish, followed by chow at the Coral Beach Cantina on PCH in Zuma)

DISTANCE: around 4 miles with 200 feet maximum elevation gain at any time. Total elevation gain is 939 feet (see stats from our last hike here: http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/photos/16488472/#[masked]

Restrooms and running water: YES

Parking fee: yes--$4, THERE ARE TWO DIRT LOTS SO DON'T FREAK OUT IF THE FIRST ONE FILLS UP

YOU CAN ALSO PARK FOR FREE ON ENCINAL CANYON ROAD AND WALK A 1/4 MILE OR SO TO THE END OF THE ROAD WHERE WE WILL MEET

Dogs: are allowed on-leash

GPS Location: N[masked] W[masked]

POISON OAK: in a few areas along the trail and around the rocks. It is easily avoidable unless you don't want to. If so: then enjoy!

PICTURES FROM LAST HIKE: http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=16488472

MAP OF THE ROUTE WE WILL PROBABLY TAKE:

http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/1/d/8/0/highres_267127552.jpeg

(BELOW: ranch house ruins--our lunch spot)

LARGE PRINTABLE VERSION OF THIS MAP (note, our route may vary a bit, we'll probably also do the Clyde Canyon trail): http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/c/8/9/8/highres_266091352.jpeg

AS USUAL: Bring lunch, 3 quarts of water, a hat, sunscreen, munchies, Gern Blanston repellent

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LEGAL STUFF: AND AS USUAL, YOU AGREE BY GOING ON THIS HIKE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THAT THE MEETUP FOLKS HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR SAFETY. PLEASE SEE THE MEETUP TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP: http://www.meetup.com/terms/ ESPECIALLY PARAGRAPH 11. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY YOU CANNOT HIKE WITH US--I DON'T MAKE THE RULES, I JUST GOTTA FOLLOW THEM