No Name Trail Off of Kanan Dume Road

For years, it seemed, there was a “Property for Sale” sign in front of this trail.  Recently I noticed that had been replaced by a Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy sign.  I needed a very short trail for the day and this fit the bill, 2 1/2 miles out and back.  I called the SMMC office after the hike to try to get the name of the trail and was told it had no name.  I was also told the trail is on private property so I’m not really sure if the public is allowed to hike here or not.  There weren’t any “No Trespassing” signs, or even “Private Property” signs, and the SMCC sign is behind the metal gate that sits in front of the trail, so it’s certainly looks like a public trail.

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