Serrano Canyon Loop
In the Point Mugu area. A couple of years ago I hiked in Serrano Valley, parking off of Serrano Canyon Road. This time I parked on Pacific Coast Highway, hiked up Big Sycamore Canyon Trail and then through Serrano Canyon. This is a beautiful area.
I started out next to Pacific Coast Highway. I walked down to the beach to get a couple of photos. I then crossed the highway and started up Big Sycamore Canyon Trail, a wide, flat fire road set in the middle of a wide canyon. I noticed a few of black-hooded parakeets in the trees, the same kind that frequent the feeders in my backyard. After a little over a mile, I came to Serrano Canyon Trail.
Serrano Canyon is mostly flat with a bit of climbing.
Photo 2 – Evidence of the 2013 fire that swept through the area.
I emerged from the canyon to fantastic views of Boney Mountain and Serrano Valley.
I reached a point where I could see the bottom of Big Sycamore Canyon.
Here is the sign that marks the turn-off down a short section of Old Boney Trail to Big Sycamore Canyon Trail. I recognized this as the place I turned around when I made my original Serrano hike. This was the steepest part of my hike.
Now back on Bug Sycamore with another four plus miles to get to my car. Photo 4 – Plane flying low over Big Sycamore Canyon.
The tide was getting high, I almost had to turn back.
I parked right above this rock formation – here is a photo from early morning and the same shot late in the afternoon.