Club Courses

Most of our courses are in the Santa Monica Mountains. The map shows primary trail head locations with a full list of courses below.

Course Distance Type Location
Sycamore Canyon: Lasse Viren Course

Our route runs through beautiful Sycamore Canyon to Wood Ranch and back. It is mostly shaded with one hill at roughly the midpoint. This is similar to Run # 10 in "50 Trail Runs in Southern California," but adds a little distance by...

11mi Keyhole Pt Mugu
Sycamore Canyon: Serrano Valley Course

This run starts and ends in Sycamore Canyon, climbs up the Old Boney Trail for about 1½ miles to an elevation of 1160 feet with spectacular views of Sycamore Canyon, Boney Mountain, and the Nike Station above La Jolla Meadow. The run then...

10mi Keyhole Pt Mugu
Tapia Park/Bulldog Road/Corral Backbone Loop

This run starts and finishes near Tapia Park, parking at the intersection of Piuma with Las Virgenes rd (or Malibu Canyon rd.)

This loop is one of the longer runs AND one of the hardest. We start going through Tapia Park...

14 miles Loop Malibu
The Secret Trail

This run starts on Mulholland and finishes at the intersection of Malibu Canyon Rd. and Piuma Road. It features a variety of footing and vegetation. Since this is a point to point run, please DO NOT drive directly to the start. Instead, drive to...

12mi Point-to-Point Malibu
Westridge / Mulholland / Sullivan Ridge Gate

This run is an out and back that starts at the end of Westridge Road and follows the fire road to Mulholland and the park at a former Nike Radar Station with a rest room and drinking fountain. From there, we then go west (left) on Mulholland to...

9mi Out-and-Back Pacific Palisades
Westridge / Sullivan Ridge / Old Ranch Road

Drive to Old Ranch Road and then carpool in the fewest cars to Westridge.  Then, this run starts at the end of Westridge Road and follows the fire road to Mulholland and the park at a former Nike Radar Station with a rest room and drinking...

11mi Point-to-Point Pacific Palisades
Westridge/Farmer Ridge/Bent Arrow/Marvin Braude

Westridge / Farmer Ridge / Bent Arrow / Marvin Braude This run starts at the end of Westridge Road and follows the fire road to Mulholland and the park at a former Nike Radar Station with a rest room and drinking...

13 Keyhole Pacific Palisades
Westridge/Sullivan Canyon/Old Ranch Road

Drive to Old Ranch Road and carpool with fewest cars to Westridge.  There are no restrooms nor water at Old Ranch Road.  Then, this run starts at the end of Westridge Road and follows the fire road to Mulholland and the park at a former...

11 miles Point-to-Point Pacific Palisades
Westridge/Sullivan Ridge/2 Goat trails

Our run begins with our familiar Westridge.and gradually rises to the Nike Station, for views, taking pictures, bathroom stops or even water.  Then turning left on Dirt Mulholland, and after 3/4 mile, we run left on well marked "Sullivan...

9 miles Loop Pacific Palisades
Westridge/Sullivan Ridge/Sullivan Canyon

This challenging course begins at Westridge, but avoids the all too familiar climb to the Nike Station.  After meandering toward Mandeville Canyon on a rarely used single track trail, we take Ernie's goat trail down to Sullivan Canyon then...

12 miles Keyhole Pacific Palisades