Rustic Canyon Trail Will Rogers State Historic Park Los Angeles Brentwood Pacific Palisades Murphy Ranch Nazi sympathizer ruins hike
Next to Will Rogers State Historic Park there is a shady canyon with a shady past. The ruins of Murphy Ranch, a compound built by Nazi sympathizers in the 1930s have been left behind to decay in Rustic Canyon. For adventuresome hikers, there is a trail entering Rustic Canyon from the east side of Will Rogers SHP. Beyond the end of the trail, there is a long unmaintained... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: June 9, 2015 Image:
Inspiration Point Trail Will Rogers State Historic Park Los Angeles Brentwood Pacific Palisades Santa Monica Bay Scenic overlook viewpoint loop hike
In addition to a rare polo field, renown ranch house, and a lawn that begs to be picnicked on, Will Rogers State Historic Park has plenty to offer to hikers. This is the eastern end of the 65-mile long Backbone Trail, which crosses the Santa Monica Mountains all the way to Point Mugu, and Will Rogers SHP is also home to a delightful short hike to a popular overlook. The... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: March 25, 2015 Image:
Rivas Canyon Trail between Temescal Gateway Park and Will Rogers State Park Rivas Canyon Hike
Rivas Canyon lies between Will Rogers State Park and Temescal Gateway Park. Rivas Canyon Trail crosses the ridge east of Temescal Canyon and travels down rustic Rivas Canyon to connect the two parks on a single-track that is 2.1 miles from end to end with 480 feet of elevation between the high and low points of the trail.Looking up Temescal Canyon from the start of... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: June 8, 2015 Image:
Hiking to the Nazi ruins of Murphy Ranch in Rustic Canyon from Sullivan Ridge Fire Road.  Cement stairs, trail, hike, Topanga State Park, Will Rogers, Santa Monica Mountains, Pacific Palisades Los Angeles, graffiti buildings
In the 1930s Nazi sympathizers built a refuge in the Pacific Palisades. Herr Schmidt, Winona and Norman Stephens, and their followers occupied a self-contained stronghold in what is now Rustic Canyon between Sullivan Ridge and Will Rodgers State Park. Murphy Ranch was designed to serve as a hold out for fans of the Third Reich waiting for America to fall to the Nazis.... Read more.
By: hikespeak Published: Last updated: March 25, 2015 Image:


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