Ahmanson Ranch Gone Wild


Hike with us along the undocumented and unmaintained trails of Upper Las Virgenes, exploring the forbidden recesses of the Ahmanson and El Escorpio Ranches. Along the way we will view Castle Peak and caves the Chumash used to prepare their dead for burial. Hike will be about 9 miles with 1200 ft net elevation gain.

Many historic movies were filmed at Ahmanson Ranch, then known as Lasky Mesa. Among the movies were Gone With the Wind, The Thundering Herd, The Charge of the Light Brigade and They Died With Their Boots On.

 

 

We haven't done this hike since 3 years ago on Jan 9





Check out the Photos from Jan 2010 and Jan 2011 and even Jan 2009


Another Hiking With Dean original




Directions:

Go to the west end of Vanowen St and park on street

From the 101 freeway exit Valley Circle Boulevard. Head north to Vanowen St. Turn left. Park on street near the end of Vanowen (at the bend)

From the 118, exit Topanga Canyon, go south, turn right on Vanowen

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  • Porsche

    Great hike as usual! Thanks, Dean, from Alex and me!

    February 3

  • DaveR

    That was an absolutely wonderful trail and a great time as always. Thanks Dean.

    February 1

  • Karyn

    Dean - Thanks for leading.

    February 1

  • Shaila

    Great hike

    February 1

  • Dodger J.

    DRY DRY DRY Beautiful, but dry.

    February 1

  • Rick N.

    Really sweet hike. May recreate it with a friend next week. Sure hope those little white arrows last that long. Thanks, Dean

    February 1

  • Stephen R.

    Ouch but I will do it again.

    February 1

  • Batya

    Fun hike even though I desperately needed to find a bathroom to go to! Too much water!!!

    February 1

  • Katya

    How many crayfish have you removed? Must be a friggin' lot since you have it up every goddamned weekend! Are they gone yet? :D

    January 31

  • Lilly

    Hello what's the level of hike and how long is it?

    January 31

    • Dean

      Hi Lilly - Please read hike description, stats are in there, and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.

      January 31

  • maxine

    Sorry can't make it :(

    January 31

  • maxine

    does this trail allow dogs?

    January 29, 2014

    • Dean

      Sorry but this is a no-dogs-allowed group hike

      January 29, 2014

    • maxine

      How long will this hike be?

      January 29, 2014

  • shaRon

    is anyone coming from santa monica interested in car pooling?

    January 29, 2014

  • Rick N.

    This looks like a good one but the "...Gone Wild" thing has me a little concerned. I'm not going to have to flash my boobs, am I?

    1 · January 28, 2014

    • Dean

      Only if we come face to face with a mountain lion

      January 28, 2014

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