Distance: about 10 miles round trip. Elevation gain/loss: 2200’ plus total. Hiking Time: 3 - 3.5 hours DEPARTURE TIME: 9:00 A.M. Please be 10 minutes early. This hike will start at the designated time. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for parking and introductions. This is a solid Intermediate Hike. No beginners on this hike please. Come enjoy a beautiful hike in picturesque Whiting Ranch. This hike will be 10 miles with some serious elevation gain and loss. We will head up Serrano Road for a .8 mile warm up then veer off on Dreaded Hill for a 1000 foot steep incline for a mile. After that we will head down to 4 corners, Mustard Road and hike up to Vista Point. After a rest at Vista Point we will hit the steep, rocky and zig-zag shaped Billy Goat Hill Trail back up to 4 corners for some rest and hydration, then we start our trek back home. We will decide our return route from 4 corners depending how we feel, as we have many choices.
Recommended Items: It can get cold so layers of clothing are important. Bring water, a snack, and anything else you need to be comfortable and safe. Good walking shoes are highly recommended.
Bring extra water/electrolytes. Hydrate before and during the hike.Bring high-energy snacks
Bring charged cell phone, personal first aid kit, flashlight, and whistle
Wear shoes with traction - Trails can be steep, slippery and/or rocky
Wear and bring hat, sunscreen and appropriate attire/gear based on terrain and weather conditions. Participants are solely responsible for their regular and emergency medicines, including, importantly for food, plant and sting allergies, whether or not they have a history of such allergies.
If you choose to sign up for this or any Adventures Unlimited Meetup event, you are releasing the Adventures Unlimited Meetup Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.