Race - Aug 10, 2019
Views · Wildlife
Strenuous start but rewarding with stunning ocean views.
Need to Know
Bring your GPS loaded with the Trail Run Project map in case you get lost. Cell phone coverage is in and out at best.
Bring water and extra food for the 25K loop. Average runners can finish this loop in 3-4 hrs.
The first 3K is a very difficult uphill climb from the parking lot along the Ray Miller Trail. There are a lot of switchbacks, so plenty of areas to catch your breath. The trail is narrow so you'll need to yield to those passing above or below you. Your hard work will be rewarded with some spectacular views of Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
After you reach the top of the Ray Miller Trail, you'll come to a wide fire road which then proceeds southwest bringing you to a singletrack trail. The trail is relatively well marked but it would be prudent to bring your GPS and plenty of water. The singletrack might be overgrown so gaiters, long pants, or calf sleeves are recommended. The singletrack will lead you up to the Point Mugu Peak which is extremely steep but manageable if you power hike it up.
From the peak, you'll travel north along another fire road which will bring you back to the Ray Miller Trail. If you don't want to do the entire 25K loop, I highly recommend doing the first 3K along Ray Miller for the views alone.
Shared By: Will C