Keyhole

Chumash/Hell hill

Water: 
Yes. Mile 6.5
Restrooms: 
None
Distance: 
15

This course starts at the far Western end of the Santa Monica Mountains, across the Naval shooting base. The trail has the nickname of Chumash Elevator after the native group that used to live in the valley above and used the trail to get down to the beach to fish and collect shellfish.
You'll gonna love this one but also hate it.

Solstice Canyon loop

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
Start & Finish
Distance: 
7.5 miles

Solstice Canyon is a park located in Malibu just off the Pacific Coast Highway at the bottom of Corral Canyon Rd. It contains the remnants of the so believed oldest existing stone building in Malibu, the Keller cottage. A second famous building, or better the foundations, is the Robert's House, a very popular hiking destination in the park. Read more about the park and it's history here.

New Millennium Loop Trail

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
Portable potty
Distance: 
14

The Bark Park where we start the run is in Calabasas, about 10 minutes from Malibu Creek State Park on Las Virgenes.  The smooth Bark Park Trail of singletrack meets with the Millenium Trail Loop, and the keyhole is 14 miles total.  After taking the 1.2 mile initial trail from the trailhead, we turn right on the New Millenium Loop.

Sam Merrill Tr./Echo Pt./Mt. Lowe Railway/Sam Merrill Tr.

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
1/4 mi. from Trailhead
Distance: 
12

This beautiful run in the San Gabriels is steep in history.  From Lake Street we start up the Sam Merrill Trail to Echo Mountain, where we can see the remains of Echo Mountain House, The Chalet, the zoo, and the Incline railway up to White City.  Then we wind up the dismantled railway for the self-guided tour.  It includes the Horseshoe Curve, Cape of Good Hope, Grand Circular Bridge, Granite Gate, and finally to Ye Alpine Tavern--From 1893 through 1936, this complex was visited by approximately 3 million guests.  After 3 devastating fires on the mountain, Thaddeus Lowe was finally bankrupt in 1936, and we can only visit the scars of the hill.  As we gradually climb up to Mt. Lowe Campground, please view the placards to view how the railway was a century ago.  Then we will descend Middle Sam Merrill Trail to Inspiration Point closing the loop and then finishing 2.5 miles to the car--Wahoo!

Leo Carrillo Beach to Nicholas Flat

Water: 
Trailhead
Restrooms: 
Trailhead
Distance: 
8 or more

Leo Carillo State Park is part of the Santa Monica Mountains, it's a hidden heaven for big adventures.
This club run is a relative short run all on single track (8miles with a total elevation gain of 2,200ft. and amazing ocean views) with the option to add more miles on two optional out & backs.
The start of this run is at a short distance beyond the official State Park entrance on the right side.

Art's Paramount Ranch

Water: 
5.7 mi
Restrooms: 
5.7
Distance: 
11.4

This extremely scenic run starts at the corner of Mulholland and Las Virgenes.   The run has no big hills and passes Century Reservoir, ascends Lookout trail, and after passing the former Reagan Ranch in reverence,  we hug the hills on the Deerleg Trail to the Paramount Ranch.  Then we encompass the hills above the Western Town.  Returning back via the Cage Trail and then we pass the Century Lake and return to our cars.

Ray Miller Trail/Scenic Tr./Fireline Tr./Ray Miller Trail

Water: 
Trailhead
Restrooms: 
Trailhead
Distance: 
10.7 mi.

This beautiful Ray Miller Trail from La Jolla Canyon is a favorite course.  Then the single-track of Scenic Trail cruises down to Sycamore Canyon while seeing the gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean.  Then after ascending via the Fireline Trail to the Overlook fire road.  Now, there is only one bit left--that piece of heaven down the Ray Miller Trail to home.

Sam Merrill Trail/Echo Mt./Inspiration Point/Mt. Lowe

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
None
Distance: 
14

We will start at the end of Lake Ave. in Altadena.  The Lower Sam Merrill Trail begins here at the old Cobb Estate, and climbs 2.5 miles to Echo Mountain--known as White City in the late 1800's--only ruins remain of the 2 hotels, dormitory, small zoo, and observatory, after devastating fires in 1900, 1905,  and 1928. 

Entrada Parking lot/Dead Horse Trail/Musch Trail/Garapito/Eagle rock loop

Water: 
Musch camp-Mile 2.5 - 10.5
Restrooms: 
Trippet-Mush camp-Hub junction
Distance: 
13 miles

This run begins at the "La Entrada" parking lot, near the intersection of Topanga Canyon Rd and La Entrada. The parking lot is usually closed but free parking is available on the street.

Griffith Park

Water: 
At Trailhead
Restrooms: 
At Trailhead
Distance: 
10

This Griffith Park run starts at the pony rides and keyholes to the Hollywood sign and back. Exit Interstate5 at Los Feliz, turn left on Los Feliz blvd., then right on Crystal Springs Road. Park on the right, near the pony rides. It is mainly fireroad with some single track with beautiful city views.  The trail head has restrooms, water, a snack bar and pony rides.  The actual trail head to the Lower Beacon Trail is across Griffith Park Blvd and up the hill. We will meet at the cars.

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