Category Archives: Trail Access

Post-Springs fire nighttime closures lifted

Officials with California State Parks and the National Park Service have lifted the nighttime closures imposed after last year’s Springs fire. The restriction to stay on official roads and trails remains in place. Officials with both agencies chose not to … Continue reading

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Backbone Trail blocked at the west end of Etz Meloy Mtwy

A locked gate has been blocking the Backbone Trail (BBT) at the west end of Etz Meloy Motorway since mid-October. This interupts a very popular mountain bike ride from the parking area on Encinal Canyon Road to the Mishe Mokwa … Continue reading

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Community recalls a real trailblazer – Sept. 29 event will celebrate the work of late Linda Palmer

Linda Palmer of Calabasas, a longtime advocate for the Santa Monica Mountains, died from cancer June 22 at the age of 80. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, September 12, 2013 Palmer’s many contributions to the protection and … Continue reading

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Springs Fire Trail Repair Progress

Twice in the past week at the request of the State Parks trails maintenance department, a group of about 8 volunteers from the Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council headed into Point Mugu State Park to begin cleanup and repair of … Continue reading

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Lang Ranch park plans taking shape

Since completing a series of community outreach meetings in spring 2012, the Conejo Recreation and Park District has further refined its plans for the development of its 124-acre Lang Ranch property, bordered by Erbes Road, Avenida de Los Arboles and … Continue reading

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Trail at Grant Park gives Ventura a new walking point

A mile-long hiking trail is part of an ambitious plan to transform Grant Park — a place whose main draw until recently was a tribute to Junipero Serra — into a lush botanical garden. Source of this article: The Los … Continue reading

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Camarillo parks district approves study to expand trails and open space in Camarillo

The Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District approved a study that would  bring a new system of bike paths, hiking trails and open space that extends from  Camarillo to the Santa Monica Mountains. Source of this article: The Ventura County … Continue reading

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Radioactive hot spots remain at former Rocketdyne site

A federal study shows hundreds of hot spots at the 2,850-acre facility, overlooking the west San Fernando Valley, half a century after a partial nuclear meltdown there. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, December 17, 2012 Half a … Continue reading

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L.A. developer ordered to let hikers use trail on his land

A judge rules on the path that runs across nearly half of the 97 acres that Mohamed Hadid owns next to Franklin Canyon Park. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, October 19, 2012 A Los Angeles real estate … Continue reading

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A milestone gift for L.A.’s trails from the County of Los Angeles

The Backbone Trail is one celebrity-owned property and an easement short of completion. The Cold Creek High Trail is just three parcels shy of being in public hands. Just one 700-foot path and hikers and horseback riders on the Las … Continue reading

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