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Santa Monica Mountains Backbone Trail Trek 2011

Travel Directions

Our meeting place is also the first night's camp. On May 7th, we will meet at the La Jolla Canyon Group Camp on Pacific Coast Highway, in Point Mugu State Park. Plan to arrive between 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M. Come early enough to set up your camp and do a vehicle shuttle to the parking area a couple of miles away. We will have dinner & orientation at 6:00 P.M. after shuttling vehicles to the secured parking area.

From the North - Take the 101 Freeway to Camarillo and go right (south) on Las Posas Road about 8 miles to Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Hwy). Left on Pacific Coast Hwy about 4.5 miles to La Jolla Canyon on the left. (Don't be tempted to take Highway 1 through Oxnard unless you are sightseeing because the traffic is slow.)

From the South - There are several ways to access Highway 1 (Pacific Coast Highway) coming from the South. Heading west on Pacific Coast Highway, La Jolla Canyon is on your right about 2 miles past Sycamore Cove beach and Sycamore Canyon Campground.

La Jolla Canyon Group Camp - As you enter La Jolla Canyon, turn right at the first fork in the road. The campground is at the end of this short road.

Note - La Jolla Canyon is part of Pt. Mugu State Park, approx 6 miles west of Ventura County Line.

Drop Off Suggestions - If you are being dropped off at La Jolla Canyon campground, your pickup at the end of the hike can be either at Will Rogers State Historic Park or at the secure parking area, at 39996 Pacific Coast Highway (one mile north of Leo Carrillo State Park). The planned arrival at Will Rogers is about 2 - 2:30 P.M. on May 14th, at which time we will have our farewell lunch until 3:30 or so. After lunch, we will have a van shuttle to the secure parking area where you will meet up with your camping gear and vehicles by about 4:30 P.M. Your pickup driver is welcome to take part in the farewell lunch at Will Rogers State historic Park.