13.8 MRT lilipop loop – Moderate to Strenuous (2,600′ elevation gain/loss)
Meet at 8 AM near Donut Delite at the corner of Madera and Royal.
We’ll start (and end) our hike on the Bark Park Trail (775’) in the Santa Monica Mountains near Calabasas. The trail rises up the mountainside for a mile or so where it meets the New Millennium Loop Trail (part of the Calabasas-Cold Creek Trail System). As Robert Stone notes, the loop trail “follows chaparral-covered ridges, forested canyons, riparian waterways, rolling grasslands, oak woodlands, and scenic overlooks [1,300’]” as it rises and falls along its route. NOTE: We’ll follow the loop in a counterclockwise direction.