Trail Closures  — Woolsey Fire
As you can see from the map provided by, a wide swath of land was burned in the nearly 100,000 acre fire. Most NPS trails & parks are open, a few remain closed due to fire damage. Still CLOSED: Peter Strauss Ranch, Rocky Oaks, Arroyo Sequit. NPS and State Parks have been working with volunteers to take on the the huge task of restoring trails. If you love the trails, this should be the year you come out and help us restore them!
NPS SMMNRA: As of March 1, the following locations are open to the public:
  1. BackBone trail is open as of July 21, 2019
  2. Paramount Ranch
  3. Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa
  4. Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons
  5. Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center @ King Gillette Ranch
  6. Sandstone Peak Trail & Misha Mokwa Trail & Grotto Trail
  7. Solstice Canyon - Open as of March 16
  8. Trails in Zuma/Trancas Canyons - open as of June 20
Some of the biggest obstacles to opening trails: All three Backbone Trail bridges in Trancas and Zuma Canyon are gone, multiple retaining walls gone, large oaks down on various sections (especially Newton Canyon), melted plastic culverts on the Etz Meloy segment, burnt stairs including the Sandstone Peak stairs and lots of debris on many miles of trails. Although these areas are open, there is a closure order for all burned areas that restricts the public to the trails only. Visitors are being asked to STAY ON TRAILS and be aware that numerous safety hazards still exist! Hikers going off trail can cause more damage to newly restored trails, trample new plants, and prevent the re-growth of fragile vegetation.


  • Peter Strauss Ranch, Rocky Oaks, and Arroyo Sequit
Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA)
570 West Avenue 26, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Tel: (323) 221-9944 Fax: (323) 221-9934
CALABASAS, CA (January 30, 2018) — The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) announced today that it has opened all but one of the parks that had been previously closed by conditions related to the November 2018 Woolsey Fire.

MRCA properties in this list are currently closed

  • Charmlee Wilderness Park

California State Parks Areas That Are Open

  • Leo Carrillo State Park and Areas opened to Public
    • Countyline Beach
    • Staircase Beach
  • Malibu Lagoon State Beach (Including Adamson House)
  • Point Mugu State Park
    • Mugu Beach
    • Sycamore Cove (partial parking lot reopening)
    • Thornhill Broome Campground
    • La Jolla Canyon Group Camp
    • Upper Sycamore Canyon
    • La Jolla Valley
    • Old Boney Trail
    • Guadalasca Trail
  • Malibu Creek State Park is OPEN as of December 18.
  • Robert H. Meyers Memorial State Beach
  • El Matador, La Pierda and El Pescador beaches
  • Topanga State Park

Closed Areas 12/18

  • Point Dume State Beach Stairs: Stairs remain closed during repairs. Access via trail is open.
For the latest information on how the wildfires have impacted our state parks, visit our newsroom at
Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency (COSCA)
Administrative Offices at (805) 449-2323, or COSCA Ranger Headquarters at (805) 381-2741

All Areas Open!

The Western Plateau area is accessible from the trailhead on Conejo Center Drive.
Hill Canyon is accessible via the Western Plateau as well as the Hill Canyon Fire Road at the end of Rancho Conejo.