I started early Thanksgiving morning. I know this is a popular and easily accessible area to hike so I wanted to go on a day I figured would be less crowded. There were still a lot of people, especially later in the day. There are many interesting things to see – the ruins of several burned-out buildings, waterfalls and natural scenery. I hiked every trail, backtracking and criss-crossing my way across the park. A couple were pretty challenging.
Seems like I come across one of these every hike. Another giant boulder looking like it’s balancing on it’s end.
Photo 1 is a look back up the rock stairs on Rising Sun Trail. Photo 2 looks down on the ruins of Robert’s Ranch House aka Tropical Terrace. It must have been amazing to live there.
Waterfall at Roberts Ranch House.
I explore the ruins.
There are several little waterfalls. I climbed all around this area, behind the falls and then got a little lost. I had the whole place to myself for about 45 minutes.
Victim of Humans
Going up Sostomo Trail, all that’s left of somebody’s home.
The Sostomo Trail drops down into the canyon and then, as it rises out again, I found a third set of ruins from a tiny stone cabin.
Close-up of the beautiful Malibu coastline
Massive wall of rock
I thought this this mushroom was interesting. See how it curls up and gathers debris and water. Also, I like this tree that looks like it’s standing on two legs. Photo 3 shows the Keller house, yet another casualty of a wildfire.
The waterfall across from Dry Canyon Trail was just a trickle. It runs down the crevice in the rocks. Photo 2 shows a close-up.
Broken Windmill on TRW Trail
At the top of a paved road is a parking lot and a couple of concrete slabs that were the foundation for some building’s belonging to TRW. Photo 2 – The view from TRW Overlook.