the corral canyon loop & lunch at malibu seafood

Sunday, January 12: After our excursion to the lively Sunday market, Rosie, her husband, and her personal trainer Monty take me to Malibu.  We park the car in a parking lot beside Malibu Seafood and hike the 2.5 mile loop around Corral Canyon.

Corral Canyon hike
Corral Canyon hike
Corral Canyon
Corral Canyon
A little shad
A little shade
little flowers
little flowers
and desert plants
desert plants
Corral Canyon Trail
Corral Canyon Trail
Dried little tidbits
Dried little tidbits

According to hikespeak.com: corral canyon loop in the santa monica mountains, the 1,000-acre Corral Canyon State Park protects a span of the Santa Monica Mountains between Dan Blocker Beach and Malibu Creek State Park. This is the only canyon on the Los Angeles County side of the range that remains undeveloped from the ridge top down to the Pacific Coast Highway, allowing the 2.5-mile loop through the park to plunge hikers in to a world of natural scenery and vegetation.

the dry & arid trail
the dry & arid trail
brown brown everywhere
brown everywhere

The trail climbs to 525 feet at the north end of the loop. The trail then makes a U-turn heading-south to what is labeled on the map as an overlook. There is a nice view up and down the coast from this shelf on the ridge, 1.5-miles from the bottom of the loop.

view of the Pacific Ocean
view of the Pacific Ocean
the Malibu coast
the Malibu coast
Malibu, looking north
Malibu, looking north
Rosie at the lookout
Rosie at the lookout
Me at the lookout
Me at the lookout
looking south from the lookout
looking south from the lookout
Rosie, her husband and Monty, her personal trainer
Rosie, her husband and Monty, her personal trainer
flowers at the trailhead
flowers at the trailhead
Me with Rosie at the trailhead
Me with Rosie at the trailhead
California flora
California flora

After our hike, we’re famished, so we sit outside on the patio of Malibu Seafood and eat some delicious fish tacos.

Malibu Seafood
Malibu Seafood
Malibu Seafood
Malibu Seafood
Malibu Seafood with a queue
Malibu Seafood with a queue
fish tacos
fish tacos

I have a lovely day with Rosie and her husband, but now I plan to spend my last evening in California with my sister.  So we return to Rosie’s house, where I pack up my stuff and drive to Stephanie’s house in Reseda, back to where I started this trip. 🙂

 

 

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11 thoughts on “the corral canyon loop & lunch at malibu seafood

  1. I like loop trails, you see something different all the way round. This looks like a good one and not too long either 🙂 Plus great views.

    1. Yes, it was relatively short, Jude, but it was quite warm and dry. The views were great. I too enjoy loop trails more than out-and-back trails because of the variety of views. 🙂

  2. It looks so dry, Cathy! They’ve had drought conditions this year, haven’t they? I always like views down to the sea. Rosie’s looking good! (you, too!) 🙂

    1. They really have had drought conditions in CA this year, Jo. It was especially dry when I was there, but it probably hasn’t gotten much better since I left. Rosie did look good! It was great to meet her. 🙂

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