Botany Trail is one of several trails within Charmlee Wilderness Park. Charmlee Wilderness Park is a gem of a park in the Santa Monica Mountains. Within Charmlee is an 8-mile network of trails offering outstanding ocean views and close-ups with rocky outcrops and shady oak woodlands. The small trail segments all connected together make it possible to “Build Your Own Trail” for a variety of experiences, views, and destinations, including the Ranch House Ruins and Ocean Overlook.
From PCH, turn inland onto Encinal Canyon Rd and travel 3.8 miles to the north. Turn left onto Charmichael Road (park entrance road). Continue 0.2 miles to the staging area on the right. Trail access to Three Park Trail and Charmichael Road is located at the southern end of the staging area.