7/4/97 Pt. Mugu.
Directions: The turnoff is 1.5 miles north of Big Sycamore trailhead, (about 30 miles north of Santa Monica, 10 miles north of Malibu, 15 mile south of Oxnard) on Pacific Coast Highway. Keep right to the parking lot.
Map: http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/upload/SAMOmap-2004.pdf (NPS, Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area)
Trail: Get John McKinney's hiking guide Coast Walks: 150 Adventures Along the California Coast for detailed info on the La Jolla Valley Loop Trail. About 800' elevation gain, 7 miles round trip. According to McKinney, you'll encounter Giant Coreopsis in bloom just past the waterfalls in early spring.