Past Meetup

Malibu Creek state park and Paramount Ranch exploration hike

This Meetup is past

29 people went

Phantom Trailhead, Malibu Creek State Park

27800 Mulholland Highway · Malibu, CA

How to find us

GPS: N 34.10528 W 118.73180 on Mulholland, 1 1/2 miles west of Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon road

Location image of event venue

Details

LENGTH: 10 MILES, GIVE OR TAKE, WITH SOME EXPLORATION OF STUFF NOT ON THE MAP

Wear long pants if you don't know how to avoid poison oak, as we'll be in a canyon that probably has it

THE PLAN: Park at the Phantom/Cistern Trailhead along Mulholland Highwway and hike down to the Meadow via the Cistern, then the Lookout, then the Deer Leg, then the Lake Vista trails and view Malibu Lake on the way to Paramount Ranch. These trails are mostly shaded.

We cross Mulholland and go north to the Old West Village at Paramount Ranch (an old movie studio ranch) and then up Coyote Canyon trail gaining 550 feet in elevation to the top and loop back on the Paramount ridge trail,

Then we head back to the Malibu Creek State park's Reagan Ranch meadow

HERE WE WILL BE CLOSE TO OUR CARS SO IF ANYONE WANTS TO BAIL ON THE SECOND HALF OF THE HIKE, I WILL NOT BE OFFENDED.

From the meadow, we take the Cage creek trail to Crags Road dropping down by 200 feet and go west to the M*A*S*H film site, then backtrack and and go to Century lake and finally, go further east on Crags road and drop down to the rock pool for a dip if you want it or some easy rock climbing like we do at Vasquez rocks.

2 pm to sunset, then we grab some grub at some place near the freeway----SUGGESTIONS?? Ladyface Alehouse is good and has a zillion kinds of beer.

http://www.ladyfaceale.com/

There is also an Islands at the same corner.

BRING ALL THE USUAL STUFF, I'M NOT YOUR MOM....

Bring lots of water, hat, comfy shoes, snacks, all your troubles..., guitar, camera, etc

PHOTOS:

https://picasaweb.google.com/Rare.Earth.fotos/MalibuCreekStateParkMASHSite

https://picasaweb.google.com/Rare.Earth.fotos/ParamountRanchInlandMalibuCreekCA

--------------------------------------------

PARKING ON MULHOLLAND HIGHWAY IS FREE!!!!!!!!!!!

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.10528,-118.73180&z=13&t=M&marker0=34.10528%2C-118.73180%2C0.6%20km%20SxSE%20of%20Santa%20Monica%20Mountains%20CA

PARAMOUNT RANCH TRAILS MAP: http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/upload/ParamountRanch8-08.pdf

---------------------------------

LEGAL STUFF: by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

------------------------------------------

You can see my blog at http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com (http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com/) for stories on new parkland purchases and other environmental battles, like the recent addition to Vasquez Rocks park.

-------------------------------------------

ARE YOU GETTING TOO MANY MEETUP HIKE EMAILS: Subscribe to my free summary of Meetup hikes in the L.A. area: http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com (http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com/)

You get one summary email a week.