Point Mugu State Park is closed until January 12,2015 due to extensive storm damage. Click for images

Our Goals as an Organization

1. Protect public trail access easements and connections through partnerships.
2. Promote the establishment of trail camps in the Santa Monica Mountains.
3. Increase public awareness of trails in the Santa Monica Mountains.
4. Support and encourage consistent and comprehensive trail signage.
5. Maintain trails in the Santa Monica Mountains through partnerships with land agencies, local government, businesses and the community.
6. Educate trail users on issues that affect access to local trails and the proper land use.

BBT Section Closed

CORBA has posted that a private property owner at the west end of Etz Meloy Motorway (a section of the Backbone Trail) at Yerba Buena Road has erected a new gate to deter the public from using the route. NPS has indicated that they expect this to be re-opened by the end of next year. A new alignment needs to be surveyed and built.

Trail News

Trail News - Pt Mugu State Park is closed until January 12, 2015 because of the damage done by the most recent storms. Please respect the closure - you could be cited, fined and ejected. How much damage to the trails is being assessed by State Parks. In the meantime here are some Photos from Dave Edwards showing the extent of damage in Pt. Mugu State Parks. Other trail news... Trail Etiquette, notes from our last trail work outings, trail closures and so on.

Trail Crew Accomplishments

Trail Crew Accomplishments for the 2013/2014 work year. We had quite a year - improving on last years numbers. We could not have done it without our dedicated volunteer crew! Completed major maintenance and improvements to the Nicholas Flats Trail in Leo Carrillo State Park. Fifteen volunteer days on this project, involving dozens of volunteers and hundreds of volunteer hours. Restored the La Jolla Valley Hike-In campground in Point Mugu State Park. The campground was completely destroyed during the 2013 Springs Fire.
Completed restoration of the Sage Trail in Point Mugu State Park. This was the main project for 2014 “Trail Days”.

Why do We Work on Trails?

Trail maintenance is a vital part of preserving the trails and keeping them safe for trail users. Without regular maintenance, the trails would become overgrown or washed out, limiting their use and compromising the safety of trail users. Continue Reading...

Volunteer of the Year Award

Sharon Simmonds has been selected as our Volunteer of the Year based upon her years of dedicated service.

Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month is the Whispering Bell - a beauty who is common in the year after a fire and rare until the next fire.

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