La Jolla Canyon
Point Mugu NAWC, CA, 93042
Coastal sage scrub, campground. Trail starts just past main parking lot, crosses the stream several times as it climbs to the end at pond. Lower portion fairly easy; more difficult after 2nd stream crossing.
Location: From Ventura or Oxnard, take Hwy 1 (PCH) south past Naval Air Weapons Station and Pt. Mugu Lagoon and Rock. La Jolla is about 2 1/2 miles south of the rock on the left. Park outside the entrance and walk in or pay fee and drive in.
Highlights: Lazuli Bunting, Rock and Canyon Wren, Costa’s Hummingbird, swallows, orioles (spring), quail, thrashers.
Best Season: Spring, early summer.