POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN
New date TBA
Tapia Park to Piuma Ridge Trail
Santa Monica Mountains
When: Sat. November 18, 2023 10:00 AM
Where: Tapia Park entrance, located off Las Virgenes Road, near the light at Piuma Road. Look for the entrance sign on Las Virgenes Road. (Don't use the main Malibu Creek State Park entrance, this is just south of there)
Fee: $12.00 day use fee paid at the park. It’s money well spent to help the park.
Meet: Picnic tables near the end of the road before the Salvation Army Church Camp.
Difficulty: Moderate, 4.5 miles round trip, 600ft elevation gain
Bring: 2 liters of water, sturdy hiking shoes with good traction, hiking poles, sack lunch and snacks, dress in layers, perhaps long pants as there may be some poison oak, hat, sunscreen.
Hike Leader: Russell Hammerl, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our adventure begins in a shaded grove of California Live Oaks. Most of the trail has a canopy of trees. It is a great summer hike because there is so much shade but I picked it for an autumn hike hoping to see some seasonal colors on deciduous trees.
The walk will go through Tapia Park, cross Las Virgenes Road at the light and begin the path to Piuma Ridge Trail, which is a section of the Backbone Trail. There are wonderful views of the upper section of Malibu Canyon. Dogs are not allowed on the trail.