Piuma Ridge Trail – Saddle Peak
My hike began with a series of false starts and confusion which left me wandering around just looking for a place to safely cross Malibu Canyon Road. Once I crossed the road I found I had to walk down Piuma Road for about a quarter off a mile before the trail heads right and off into the woods. I missed the poorly marked turn-off and had to backtrack. Finally, after this late start, I embarked on what would be one of my more physically taxing hikes.
The area I was wandering around in at the start of my hike is quite beautiful – heavily wooded with a flowing creek. Near the road I stumbled upon what looked to be a burned out old rangers’ quarters. Interesting but creepy.
I got going on Piuma Ridge Trail. There’s lots of shade and moss covered rocks.
The final part of Piuma Ridge Trail brought me down into the bottom of the canyon.
Near Saddle Peak the trail winds between the rocks and crevices. This is the highlight of the hike.
Amazing rocks and views!