Reagan Ranch / Liberty Canyon Fire Road
I had planned a day of little hikes around Malibu and Calabasas but the heat cut my day short. Still, I racked up around 8 or 9 miles.
The rocks in this area are incredible. Photo 4 – Century Lake
Photo 1 – This is the highest point of Lookout Trail, at the junction with Cistern Trail. Photo 3 – Almost back at my car now, I noticed what I thought was a tuft of fur by the side of the road. A closer look showed it was the head of a skunk. No body, just the head. Poor guy, I wonder what got him.
Taken from the parking area at Reagan Ranch – my most photographed landmark, Ladyface Mountain.
I drove three miles down Mulholland to the opposite end of Malibu Creek State Park. To get to Liberty Canyon Fire Road I started on North Grasslands Trail and passed an old adobe house. This is the same trailhead I used to hike Talapop Trail. The afternoon Sun was blazing at this point. I didn’t do myself any favors by wandering off the trail and adding about a mile to my total.
Just after a shady area and a little bridge is the junction for Liberty Canyon Fire Road. What can I say about Liberty Canyon Fire Road – there’s almost no shade, no scenery and you have to walk next to power lines the whole way. Maybe I was just too overheated to appreciate it. I passed a few ranches along the way and it was nice to see their horses. Photo 5 – The signs read: “Malibu Crater – Dead Section
How I felt at the end of the day.