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Calabasas Peak via Red Rock Canyon w/ Jim Burklo {Religious Life}

  • 23601 West Red Rock Road Topanga, CA, 90290 United States (map)

Join us for an afternoon hike in the glorious Red Rock Canyon Park! We’ll be exploring some small caves and hiking through giant red rock formations, all the way up to Calabasas Peak. We will have some sweeping views of the Santa Monica mountains— and what better way to soak it all in than with Reverend Jim Burklo, senior associate of Religious Life at USC. He’s an avid hiker, an avid meditator, and one of the kindest people I’ve ever met. We’ll be meeting on campus at noon, so we can all sleep in AND can catch the sunset in Topanga on the way back from the hike.

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PEAK: Calabasas Peak


SCENERY: ROCKS!! Dramatic red sandstone formations and great views of the Santa Monica mountains & Red Rock Canyon

FUN FACT: This area used to be owned by the Boy Scouts of America until 1923 and was known as Camp Slauson. One cabin, an outdoor amphitheater and water fountain are all that remain of the camp now.



DEPARTMENT: Religious Life


Reverend Jim Burklo is the Senior Associate Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, he serves on the board of directors of Progressive Christians Uniting and is the author of six books. He’s the leader of several on-campus initiatives, and also leads students on an alternative spring break called “Conocimiento”, where they travel to Arizona and focus on interfaith action for border justice. Ask Jim about his faith system Open Christianity, and how he connects to nature and environmentalism.

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Trip Lead: Brooke

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ADDRESS: 23601 W Red Rock Rd, Topanga, CA 90290