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.
The Chumash were the first people to experience the incredible landscape and diversity of plant and animal life in Zuma and Trancas Canyons. The name “zuma” is derived from the Chumash language and means “abundance.” The abundant expressions of nature in this Mediterranean ecosystem continue to inspire visitors to explore our park by hiking, horseback riding, or biking.
Product Details / Specifications: GPS Compatible/Complete UTM Grid
Published Date: 2012
Topo (Contour) Lines: Yes
Relief Shading: Yes
Double Sided: No
Media: Waterproof & Tear Resistant Plastic
Folded Dimensions [L" x W" x D"]: 8 x 4-1/2 x 1/8 in (20.32 x 11.43 x 0.32 cm)
Unfolded Dimensions [L" x W"]: 24 x 18 in (60.96 x 45.72 cm)
Map Scale: 1" = ½ mile (1:31,680), contour interval 50 feet, UTM Zone 11
Two Sided: No