REAL TRAIL NAME: Charmlee Park Loop at Charmlee Wilderness Park, Malibu, CA
*** THIS HIKE IS NOT UP TO DATE ***
LAST HIKE DATE: Sunday, February 23, 2014
MEETING TIME: 9:00am
HIKE LEAD: TBA
HIKE DURATION: Level 4 – (Easy to Moderate)
WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Find out more about hiking levels here:
Vons (Parking Lot)
17380 Sunset Blvd.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
HIKE DURATION: 1-2 Hours
HIKE LENGTH: 4 Miles (approx) roundtrip
TRAIL HEAD LOCATION: Take PCH to Malibu and drive 20 miles from the meet up location at Vons Market located on PCH and Sunset Blvd. Past Zuma Beach to Encinal Canyon Road. Turn inland and drive another 3.8 miles up to the mountains. The park entrance is on the left on the outside of a horseshoe bend in the road. Drive a quarter mile into the park to the trail head parking area.
TRAIL HEAD ADDRESS:
2598 Encinal Canyon Road, Malibu, CA 90265
TRAIL HEAD COORD: 34.058793, – 118.87925
DRIVE TIME: 45 mins. (24 miles from Santa Monica/Meeting Point)
PARKING NOTE: There is a $4 day use fee to park a vehicle at the trailhead, but no permit is required to hike in Charmlee Park Wilderness. Please note, for the last two weeks there has been no fee to park at Charmlee Park.
REQUIRED: At least 1 to 2 liters of water. Sunscreen, a hat/cap, and small snacks/lunch bite.
RECOMMENDED: Comfortable walking shoes. Have a light breakfast/meal prior to the hike.
IS IT DOG-FRIENDLY?: Yes, but dogs must be on a leash. (experienced/friendly dogs)
HIKE WALKTHROUGH: From the Oak Grove Picnic Area we’ll start hiking towards the left and connect with the Botany Trail. This tail loops around the southern borders of park. We will continue on this trail until we connect with the East Meadow Trail. This trail will take us to the Lower Loop Trail which will take us to the Ocean Overlook. At this point you can scan the north and south of the Pacific ocean, overlooking PCH and the north side of the Malibu Peninsula.
From here we will continue northwest on the West Meadow Trail to the Old Reservoir and then onto the Old Well. From here we go north on the trail and into the Black Forest. Once we exit the Black Forest we connect with the Clyde Canyon Trail. This single track drops down to a landing overlooking the Pacific. We continue north east on the Clyde Canyon Trail and connect with the Kouba Trail.
This short trail will takes to us the Potrero Road. We will hike up to the water tower and connect with the Russell Trail. From here we hike down and connect with the Charmichael Road. We will then hike down this trail to the old Ranch House Ruins. From here you can overlook the entire park and the Pacific Ocean. We will hike our way back up the trail to the Oak Grove Picnic Area and then to the parking lot.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
1. Read the Hike’s Details we link at the very top of this page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then RSVP for this event and show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on the details page for this hike).
MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
Contrary to popular belief, you know your body and hiking experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page as the hike may not suite your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.
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