Boney Mountain Overlook hike

Satwiwa Park

https://www.google.com/maps/preview?f=q&hl=en&q=Rancho+Sierra+Vista,+Thousand+Oaks,+CA,+91360,+us&source=newuser-ws

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:

http://jayesh.profitfromprices.com/Hiking_NewburyPark.htm

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.

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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. 

DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY: Outdoor sports and other events we plan are inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Thousand Oaks New Hikers Group and it's organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any The TOaks New Hikers Group events, you are releasing the TOaks New Hikers Group and it's organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience. 

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.

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  • Lisa

    Thank you so much for organizing, Nikki and Robert! What a beautiful day and strenuous hike! Great to catch up with everyone

    1 · June 7

  • Jan L.

    Absolutely beautiful day. Thank you Nikki and Robert for a wonderful hike!!

    1 · June 7

  • Sherri

    Nice photos too! Kudos to the photographers.

    1 · June 7

  • Victor L.

    Such a beautiful day, beautiful weather,beautiful hike but. ...... we didn't have a group picture! Thanks to organizers! !!

    1 · June 7

  • Sherri

    Thank you Nikki and Robert for organizing this hike. Really good workout with beautiful weather and views! The burnt trees still a reminder of the fire. Special thanks to Robert for hanging by and sweeping me. Lots of "add-ons". In N Out Cheeseburger after, hit the spot! : )

    1 · June 7

  • Nikki

    It was such a beautiful and relaxing hike. Thank you for all of your help to make this happen. I like to take advantage of June gloom, so let's try again!

    2 · June 7

  • mark e.

    Great hike today with lots of elevation gain and beautiful views at the top of Boney Mountain

    1 · June 7

    • Nikki

      Thank you for the help! It was a team work and the weather to make this hike great and wonderful!

      June 7

  • Carole E.

    Left foot injured! I must let it rest. I so wanted to hike today! Everyone have fun!

    June 7

    • Nikki

      Oh Carole, I'm terribly sorry about your injury. Hope you get all well soon. Sending you a big hug!

      June 7

    • Carole E.

      I tried a new spinning with weights class and twisted my foot. It still hurt this morning so I decided to give it a rest. I am sure your hug will fix it!

      June 7

  • Jeff

    Sorry can not make it business takes priority... :-(

    June 7

    • Nikki

      Hope that means a good thing ;) see you next time!

      1 · June 7

    • Carole E.

      Glad to hear you have business! Good luck!

      1 · June 7

  • Carra

    Sorry I missed you all- woke up with a painful sinus infection- blah! Hope you are having a wonderful hike! Perfect weather

    June 7

  • Victor L.

    I'm running five minutes later

    June 7

  • Sara

    Have a bruised rib from a bad yoga pose :-( Need to take it easy and heal. Have fun guys!!!!!

    2 · June 6

    • Nikki

      Ouch! Sorry to hear that, rest well yogi ;)

      June 6

  • Katie

    Would love to be doing this one - out of town. Hope to do it with you sometime.

    1 · June 6

    • Nikki

      Will hike with you soon or later ;) Have a lovely weekend!

      June 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    The title is kinda misleading. I had to read the write-up to realize you are NOT hiking up Boney mountain, but to a place where you could have view of it.

    1 · June 5

    • Nikki

      A good point! I should say overlook Boney mountain hike or so.

      June 5

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