8.0 miles round trip, with a 1600-foot elevation gain. Let's start at 8:30am! Bring snacks, more water than you think you'll need, and your smile ;)
We'll find a spot at the top to have a picnic. Dogs are allowed, but they should be very used to hiking because this is a long, sometimes steep, trail. If we go at at decent pace, we should not be out more than 4 to 4.5 hours round trip. Description and directions from localhikes.com This hike includes some breathtaking up-close views of the shear rock faces of Boney mountain.
We’ll start at the Wendy Trailhead and head toward the Boney Mountain Trail across the open grassland. Go left on the Boney mountain trail and follow above sycamore canyon to where it drops into the base of the canyon to a lovely waterfall a few hundred yards past the Hidden Valley Trail junction. Backtrack to the Boney Mountain trail and continue upwards towards the Danielson Monument, bearing left at a trail marker pointing towards the monument. From the monument/old cabin site, head south for about 1 mile to a stunning overlook of Boney Mountain, which is our turn-around point. You will see a bench like rock on the trail with an unforgettable view of the rock faces. Note that this last section of trail is very steep and it is not maintained, so use caution.
Directions to Trailhead:
Wendy and Potrero Rd entrance: Directions to trail head: From the 101 in Newbury Park, exit Wendy Drive. Turn SW (towards the ocean) onto Wendy. Proceed all the way to the end of Wendy, as it ends at Portrero Rd. We will meet in the dirt parking lot on Portrero at the end of Wendy. Map link:
Make sure you have enough water. Some parts of this trail are very steep and a hiking/walking stick or poles are recommended, especially for the descent.
I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.
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Responsibility: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back.
Disclaimer: The organizer and assistant organizers take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this hiking event. Hiking can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen. By participating in this hike posted on this meetup web page you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.