Corral Canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area follows a natural creek flowing to the ocean. It is one of the last undeveloped stretches in Malibu. The Sara Wan Trail winds 2.5 miles through the canyon and has great views of the Coast and Point Dume. Wildlife includes Red-Tailed Hawks and Deer.
The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are a highlight for any visit to Death Valley National Park. Before Sunrise and During Sunset are the best times to visit the Dunes as the shadows dance and the light paints the dunes. There are no designated trails due to shifting sand allowing the imagination to create its own trail. Watch for animal tracks from animals frolicking during the nighttime. *Use extreme caution in the heat as there is no shade and this is the hottest and driest place on Earth
Arroyo Verde Park in Ventura is a beautiful place to view the central coast. Commanding views of the Channel Islands, the Oxnard Plain, the Santa Monica Mountains and Ventura County can all be seen from the trails. The Iconic 'Two Trees', a Ventura Landmark, can also be seen as the rolling foothills turn a brilliant green in the wintertime.
Point Mugu State Park is located in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. From the rugged mountains to the giant sand hill on the breezy coast, this park offers more than 70 miles of hiking trails. Boney Mountain State Wilderness Area is also located within the boundary of the park. Point Mugu is also known for Giant Mugu Rock which was formed when the land was cut through the mountains for the creation of the Pacific Coast Highway. This "Point" has been featured in numerous films and commercials.