This location should be accessible to anyone in the SF Valley and even LA. We'll begin the hike ascending a ridge trail that has some steep sections on a steady climb for a mile. This may be too hard for beginners. Reaching the top, we will follow Mulholland Fire Road a wee bit further to view the Encino Reservoir and catch a glimpse of the not-too-far Nike missile site (where Russ led a hike). Then we'll go back down the fire road until it links up with the actual Caballero Cyn trail taking us back to our vehicles.
Just in case this takes longer than anticipated, please bring a flashlight or headlamp for the last portion of this hike.
Important Note: Make sure you go to the trailhead ON Reseda, NOT at the end of Reseda further up the road. Click the location link for the exact location, and see trailhead pic below.
Distance: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: 850'
Dogs: No because part of this is inside a State Park boundary
Water Fountain: No
Parking: Free, just park right on Reseda
Trail: Mostly single track, some fire road
Sunset: 8:09 pm with ambient light for 30 mins
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall
Pics are below the disclaimer.
Disclaimer / Release of Liability:
You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its 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. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience. This applies to any guests you may invite.
Here is where we will start.
You can see the ridge trail, looking toward the SFV.