The main trail in Point Mugu State Park runs from the beach at Pacific Coast Highway just north of Malibu up into the Santa Monica Mountains to Thousand Oaks. This trail is paved and is very popular with mountain bikers as well as hikers.
It's seven miles to the beach from here.
See that canyon? In a normal rainy year, there is water in the creek. These days, it's just dry brush.
The Professor and I walked down to where a secondary trail splits off and follows the creek up to the falls. Then we turned around and hiked back up the trail.
This entire area was burned in the Camarillo Springs Fire three and a half years ago. You can still see the dead trees and brush although there is new growth sprouting from the ashes and dead branches.
The madrone bushes are growing back. You can always tell the madrones by their red trunks and branches.
Our Saturday hike was just what we needed. A few miles of walking in quietness, in nature.