Zuma! It is derived from the Chumash word for “abundance.” Certainly, Zuma and neighboring Trancas Canyons satisfy this description. The perennial streams running through these canyons give rise to an abundance of animal and plant life. These same natural resources have influenced and given rise to a long and rich cultural history.
While venturing through the canyons, look and listen for the signs of life around you. Walk carefully along the trails and discover tracks of deer, rabbit and coyote. Marvel at the delicate homes of funnel web spiders hiding in the earth’s tiny crevices. Listen for the shy wrentit, the “voice of the chaparral.” Though rarely seen, its call sounds like a pingpong ball echoing throughout the canyon. Marvel at the profusion of springtime wildflowers.
Rules & Regulation
Two of the three parking lots are unpaved.