National Trails Day is a celebration of trails that evolved from the report of President Ronald Reagan’s President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors. In 1987, the report recommended that all Americans be able to go out their front doors and within fifteen minutes, be on trails that wind through their cities or towns and bring them back without retracing steps. The recommendation, dubbed Trails for All Americans, became the impetus behind several public and private parties joining American Hiking Society in launching National Trails Day® in 1993. National Trails Day is always the first Saturday in June.
In light of the history of NTD, this year we’ll celebrate at the old Reagan Ranch
Reagan Ranch (1957-1967), now part of Malibu Creek State Park, is a delight for hikers, who can enjoy the ranch’s rolling meadow-land and grand old oaks. Trails loop through the Reagan Ranch and connect with the main part of the state park. We’ll use a combination of trails — Yearling, Deer Leg, Lookout, Crags Road and Cage Creek — to explore Reagan Country and the heart of the park.
We’ll also be visiting the exterior set for the long-running television show M*A*S*H. The medic tents have been removed, but the location is still recognizable, providing a rich experience for hikers. (See note below)
UPDATE: We have such a large group, I won’t force everyone to cross the creek on the tree trunk/branches to get to MASH site. I will consider options at that time, possibly continuing the hike without the side trip to MASH site.
Islands Restaurant Agoura Hills
29271 Agoura Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
On the northwest corner of Kanan and Agoura Rd
Park in the dirt lot. If its full there is street parking on Lake Vista Dr.