LA - Misc: Malibu Creek State Park - Hike, Swim, Eat and More

  • Thu, June 27, 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • Sat, June 29, 2024
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1829 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
  • 37


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Malibu Creek State Park

June 27, 28 and 29, 2024

Whether you are camping with us this weekend or not, we want to extend this invitation to you. Great Outdoors members are welcome to join us at Malibu Creek State Park for hikes around the park, trips to the beach, dinner or other. Park in the day-use lot if not camping and walk over to the group camping site for one or many of our activities. 

Thursday, June 27

8:00 AM Hike to Piuma Ridge trail, about 4-5 miles round trip. Some of this hike is shaded under a canopy of oaks, sycamores, bay trees. Bring 10 essentials, plenty of water, hiking poles, snacks, lunch, hiking shoes with good traction and grip, hat, sunscreen, etc.

12:30 PM Lunch on your own

1:30 PM Dan Blocker Beach swim and hang out

5:00 PM Malibu Seafood, not expensive but excellent fish, picnic tables, outside. Bring a jacket! It can be cool in the evening by the ocean.

6:30 PM Slow drive back to camp with stops at the pocket pullouts on Malibu Canyon Road. Relax under the oaks, board games, etc.

Friday, June 28

8:00 AM Hike to King Gillette Ranch and Visitors Center.

11:00 AM Option to continue hike to Hindu Temple, however respectful attire requested, shoes are not worn around the temple.

2:00 PM Malibu Lagoon, parking is just a few dollars, meet in the parking lot. Stroll around the lagoon, bird watch, walk to Surfrider Beach, swim, and hangout. Perhaps a walk to the end of Malibu Pier for a soda or coffee.

6:00 PM Dinner on your own or possibly order from Mediterranean Pita Grill

Saturday, June 29

8:00 AM Hike to Mash site with a long stop at Visitors' Center, 4-5 miles at a moderate pace. Bring your own sack lunch, at least 2 liters of water, hiking poles, good traction hiking shoes and 10 essentials. In keeping with the theme of M.A.S.H. maybe wear something military? 

2:00 PM Afternoon on your own. A suggestion is La Piedra, a pocket beach or relax at camp. It’s up to you.

7:00 PM Potluck dinner, bring something to share 4-6 servings.

Bring: Any items mentioned above, Ten Essentials (click here), drinking water in reusable bottle (1 to 2 liters recommended), sun protection, layered clothing and wear sturdy hiking footwear with a good tread. Carry your emergency contact info (ICE) with you at all times.

Do not bring firewood into the park. It needs to be purchased from the camp host. See the link about the invasive beetle we are trying to keep out of the park.goldspotted oak borer killing Southern California Oaks 


  • Times are approximate and may need to be adjusted. 
  • See Malibu Creek State Park brochure for additional details
  • The gates are open from 8am-10pm.
  • Parking rates will apply. All Day: $12
  • Dogs are not allowed on the hiking trails.

Hiking Requirements: you should be in good physical condition for hikes.  Click here for more information.

Trip leaders: Russell Hammerl:, John Butta:, John Blasco:

Questions: Contact: Russell Hammerl (323) 537-3882 or Russell Hammerl at 

If you need to cancel your registration, it is very important that you please contact Russell so that persons who may be on a wait list can be accommodated. Thank you.

Health Problems/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency. Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.

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