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Northern Malibu Creek State Park Loop HIKE (near Agoura Hills) counterclockwise

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Apr 14 8:00AM - 2:00PM

DESCRIPTION OF HIKE: 9-mile loop - Moderate-to-strenuous (1,500' elevation gain/loss).

Our hike will start (and end) in Malibu Creek State Park at the point at which the Grasslands Trail crosses Mulholland Highway (just west of Las Virgenes Road). Well follow the North Grasslands Trail and the Liberty Canyon Trail as we head north through the Liberty Canyon Natural Preserve. Then well head south as we hike up a north-south ridge on the Phantom Trail which provides panoramic views of Malibu Creek State Park and the surrounding mountains. After we descend from the ridge well cross Mulholland Highway and hike the Cistern Trail, the Lookout Trail, and Crags Road to the Rock Pool where well take a lunch/rest break. Then well cross Malibu Creek and pass by the Visitor Center to hike the Chaparral Trail to Mott Road where well visit the Mott Adobe Ruins before completing our loop hike along Crags Road and the Grasslands Trail.

PREPAREDNESS: Bring 2-3 liters/quarts of water (or other suitable liquid) and lunch/snack. Wear appropriate footwear (preferably hiking boots) and be prepared for bright sunlight (sunglasses), heat (layers of clothing), and/or precipitation (rain gear). Hiking pole(s) and a camera might come in handy.

NOTE: At the beginning of each outing you will be required to read and sign a liability release form (a sign-in sheet).

DIRECTIONS TO THE CARPOOL LOCATION IN SIMI VALLEY:

Take Hwy 118 to the Madera Road exit in Simi Valley.
Head south 1.4 miles on Madera Road to its intersection with Royal Avenue (theres a traffic light at the intersection).
Turn left (east) onto Royal Avenue and then immediately turn left into the first driveway (which leads into a strip mall) and park near the Donut Delite store.
Wait for the hiking leader(s).

DIRECTIONS TO THE TRAILHEAD FROM SIMI VALLEY (for anyone who intends to meet us at the trailhead) NOTE: You should be at the Grasslands Trail trailhead on the north side of Mulholland Highway (see below) by 8:30 a.m.

Take Madera Road south/southwest to Highway 23.
Head south (toward Thousand Oaks) on Highway 23 to Highway 101.
Drive 9.5 miles south (toward L.A.) on Highway 101 to the Lost Hills Road exit and take the exit.
Drive 0.2 mile and turn right (south) onto Lost Hills Road.
Drive 1.1 miles southeast on Lost Hills Road to Las Virgenes Road.
Turn right (south) onto Las Virgenes Road.
Drive 1.6 miles south on Las Virgenes Road to Mulholland Highway.
Turn right (west) onto Mulholland Highway.
Drive 0.2 mile west on Mulholland Highway and park near the point at which the Grasslands Trail crosses the highway (there are trailhead signs).
Park and wait for the hiking leader(s).

How to find us:We'll be parked between Donut Delite and Royal Avenue (near the northeast corner of the Madera Road and Royal Avenue intersection)

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