Event Details


Last Day to Register is 4/26!

The Day of the Event
Hike Intentions and Highlights
Registration for the hike begins at 8:30 am. The group will gather together at 9:30 am to collectively set the intention for the hike. At the peak vista of hike, SpiritWalkers will have the opportunity to write their intentions for the year and place them in the SpiritWalk time capsule. Walkers who participated in last year's SpiritWalk can retrieve their intentions from the 2012 time capsule and reflect on their accomplishments over the past year.
About the Trail
Point Mugu State Park was selected both for its natural beauty and level of challenge. The trail starts at the Ray Miller Trailhead, and includes parts of La Jolla Canyon Trail, Loop Trail and Mugu Peak Trail. Last year we had many people of all different abilities complete the walk. The SpiritWalk hiking route is 6.8 miles and is of moderate difficulty. The hike will take anywhere from 3 to 5 hours to complete, depending on your individual pace. SpiritWalkers will have plenty of support and opportunity for rest along the way.
Celebrate at the After Party with Food and Entertainment
Thanks to generous donations from our Food and Entertainment Sponsors, healthy and delicious food and beverages will be offered before and after the hike. Uplifting music and entertainment will be featured at the after party as well. The festivities start around 1 pm, and are expected to wrap up around 4 pm.
Experience Relaxation and Healing at The Nurturing Tent
Gifted individuals will donate their time and talents in areas such as massage, chiropractic care, Reiki and other energetic modalities to nurture the body, mind and soul of any SpiritWalk participant. Get more details about the Nurturing Tent Complimentary Services!
Preparing for the Day
What to Bring
  • 2-3 liters of water and a snack for the hike.
  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses are highly recommended.
  • Wear shoes that are appropriate for dirt and rock trails.
  • Dress in layers of clothing, as the temperature changes throughout the day.
  • Other considerations include cameras, walking sticks, hiking packs, bug repellent, allergy remedies, and tissues.
  • Please consult with a qualified trainer or health care professional if you have questions or concerns about appropriate attire or equipment in light of your specific physical condition.
  • Sorry, pets are not allowed on the trail, per the State Park rules.
Getting to the Event
SpiritWalk will take place at the Ray Miller Trailhead at La Jolla Canyon in Point Mugu State Park, which is by the ocean just beyond the northern tip of Malibu.
The trailhead in La Jolla Canyon is accessed through a large unmarked driveway on the north side of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), about one mile north of the main entrance to Point Mugu State Park (9000 W. Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265).
The drive takes about 1 hour coming from USM. Our gathering place will be well marked. Free parking is available along the shoulder of PCH. Carpooling is encouraged! Map and Directions.

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