Please join us for another fun and scenic hike led by Faith and Jen!
Sunday, July 23
Located in Agoura Hills, near Malibu Creek State Park, Paramount Ranch served as a Hollywood filming location and outdoor studio for Paramount Pictures. This cinematic history of the ranch is now preserved by the National Park Service as part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The park’s main attraction and most interesting facet is Western Town, a couple blocks of prop buildings used from the 1950s to present day as an outdoor set for film and television shows. William Hertz sold the property in 1955 and the Paramount Racetrack opened a year later. The racetrack closed 18 months later after 3 fatal accidents, but most of the track still winds through the grasslands of the park. We will explore Western Town, then do an easy flat 3 mile loop trail.
Free parking in the lot. Meet at the bench under the “Paramount” sign in the parking lot. Restrooms nearby at the ranger station.
Dogs on leash are welcome. Please wear hiking boots and bring water, hat, snacks and wear sunscreen. Rain within 24 hours cancels.
From Agoura Hills, CA, Take US 101 / Ventura Freeway to Kanan Road. Head south on Kanan Road making a right turn onto Cornell Road.
From Los Angeles, take the 10 freeway west to where it ends Santa Monica. Follow PCH northwest for 13 miles to Malibu Canyon Road. Turn right and drive up the canyon for 6.3 miles to Mulholland Highway. Turn left and drive 3.2 miles west to Cornell Road (opposite Lake Vista Drive). Turn right and drive a quarter mile to the entrance of Paramount Ranch. Turn left and drive down to the parking lot outside Western Town.
About our hikes and outings: Please arrive promptly at the start time. We will always allow for a 15-minute grace period for check in and intros. Our leaders usually arrive early, but if you don’t see the WOAR leader, please call the phone # listed in the write-up. Thank you!
Any questions about the hike, call/text Faith (310) 874-5555
2903 Cornell Road
Agoura Hills, CA, 91301
Suggested Donation: $5