OC Hike - Limestone Canyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hike goes through some of Orange County's best wilderness areas to one of its most amazing geological formations. This spectacular and lush canyon includes thick oak woodlands, streamside habitats, year-round springs and an iconic geological formation called "the Sinks,” often compared to a mini-Grand Canyon. A rich diversity of plants and animals as well as an unusual variety of natural habitats make Limestone a true favorite among hikers, mountain bikers and naturalists of all types.

All participants MUST pre-register online.  Append your First Name with the words "The Weekday Hikers."

Select the option for email confirmation.

You will be placed on a list for check-in at the Augustine Staging Area.

You cannot access the trail system without registering. 

Standard hike is about 9 miles with moderate elevation gain. I would like to extend that depending on access. You can do as little or as much as you like. There will be maps available at check-in site and guides scattered about the open space. 

 

Lunch will be at Cook's Corner

 

Directions:

From the 241 Toll Road Traveling South....

•Exit Santiago Canyon Road
•Turn Left onto Santiago Canyon Road
• Follow Santiago Canyon Road approximately 3.25 miles
• Turn Right into the Augustine Staging Area directly after going under a white bridge (it is the only bridge over Santiago Canyon Road)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coordinates:[masked],[masked]

If your map program tells you to take Jeffrey north to Santiago, get a new map and take Jamboree to Santiago

NOTE: If the gate is closed, the sign says “Hicks Haul Road Gate.” The gate will be opened at the start time of the event.

See PDF map


When you view Goole Map for directions check or uncheck options for Toll Road as you see fit.




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  • A former member
    A former member

    Well done meetup. More perhaps on the signup with for the check in list

    January 8, 2012

  • Blake

    Great time and beautiful location.

    January 8, 2012

  • Fuchsia

    A wonderful and interesting outing, and a perfect hike for my post injured ankle, thanks, Dean, for a perfect day!

    January 8, 2012

  • Eban

    Two great places; Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve and Cook's Corner. Thanks Dean.

    January 8, 2012

  • Madelaine

    Had a great time. It was lovely to get out for a long hike. I particularly enjoy having so many diverse conversations. It makes the time on the road seem short. Thanks Dean!

    January 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bitterly disappointed not to bag myself a hairy biker, although I did *almost* find a husband... Fantastic hike, yet again! Thanks to Dean for organising and the group for being such great company.

    January 7, 2012

  • margarete

    Awesome hike, scenery, and met a new group of great people!

    January 7, 2012

  • Don T.

    A nice day on the trail with great people. Fantastic that so many travelled to the OC and thanks to Dean for breakfast, arranging everything and putting this one together. Cook's Corner was my kind of food joynt.

    January 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time on the hike...except for the sore muscles! Hope you had a great time at Cook's Corner.

    January 7, 2012

  • Dean

    Don't forget to bring your confirmation number to the check-in site!!!

    January 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Dean: It is very clear to me that you have informed hikers that they can't sign up for the breakfast UNLESS they have registered.

    January 6, 2012

  • Dean

    Hank, you RSVP's for the hike on 12/6. If you did not pre-register per instructions above you will need to fill out a form at the trailhead. The trail will be open to the public and there may be a line for the forms. I insisted on the pre-registration to reduce the wait time -- I don't want to wait for a hundred people to stand in line and complete the forms ;)

    January 6, 2012

  • Hank

    Hey Dean. Sorry for the late reply but I'm confused. If I have RSVP'd as a Yes but couldn't confirm do I NOT show up? I would be coming from Azusa and wouldn't want to be sent back if I couldn't confirm.

    January 6, 2012

  • Dean

    For some reason people without confirmation numbers are continuing to up for the breakfast meetup. Someone tell me if my instructions are unclear and let me know how I can improve them.

    January 6, 2012

  • dominic

    I have full car now.. carpool offer closed. cheers!

    January 6, 2012

  • Karen

    Anyone coming from the South Bay (Beach Cities) area?

    January 6, 2012

  • dominic

    I have room for 1 more rider.. meet and leave from porter ranch TGI Fridays about 630ish. if anyone needs a ride. please email.

    January 6, 2012

  • Putt

    roughly 9 and 15 miles................ sorry Ben, couldn't resist :-)

    January 6, 2012

  • Benjamin C.

    Anyone know how long the 9 and 15 mile hike is?

    January 6, 2012

  • dominic

    I have room for 2 from Chatsworth/CanogaPark Area. I typically attend post hike lunch.. email if interested.

    January 6, 2012

  • Dean

    @Joel - you can email them or register at the site. Its open to public but can't guarantee that we can wait for non-preregeistered hikers.

    January 6, 2012

  • Hank

    Looking forward to Saturday's hike and meeting everyone!!!

    January 5, 2012

  • Kathy K.

    @Bonnie-yes re: breakfast. will call you tonight
    @Dean-Registered. Thanks
    @Margarete-will call you tonight

    January 5, 2012

  • margarete

    Thats great Kathy. Call me[masked]

    January 5, 2012

  • Dean

    Kathy - just put it in as part of your first name. This is not mandatory, just warning IRC of our invasion

    January 5, 2012

  • Bonnie

    That's great - will you be going to the 8:30 breakfast? If so, call me at[masked] and we can finalize arrangements.

    January 5, 2012

  • Kathy K.

    Bonnie, Margarete and I can pick you up on our way...

    January 5, 2012

  • Kathy K.

    Dean, How do I append the reservation to include "weekday hiker"

    January 5, 2012

  • Kathy K.

    Margarete, I live in Simi and would like to car pool.

    January 5, 2012

  • margarete

    What is the best way to get there from the 405/101 Fwys?

    January 5, 2012

  • margarete

    I live in Tarzana, at Reseda and Ventura. Any one want to car pool?

    January 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't think that I can do the 15 miles too. There is a 9 mile trail that the Limestone Canyon website talks about with a view

    January 4, 2012

  • Madelaine

    Diane, I am not sure I can do all 15 miles either. There may be others who will opt to do a few less miles.

    January 4, 2012

  • Diane

    Dean, I would love to do this hike, but I'm worried about doing 15 miles. Is it the kind of hike where I could opt for fewer miles?

    January 4, 2012

  • Dean

    @Fuschia - no problem. I just mentioned that so they learn that our group is invading.

    January 4, 2012

  • Fuchsia

    Dean, is it ok that I forgot to append "the weekday hiker" on both my and Jon's reservation?

    January 4, 2012

  • Dean

    For the hike I will be doing see hike description.

    January 4, 2012

  • Mark

    Dean: how long is this hike?

    January 3, 2012

  • Bonnie

    I live in Mt Washington off the 110 and 2 miles from the 5, between downtown and Pasadena...does anyone want to carpool? I can drive.

    January 2, 2012

  • Dean

    The only decent fair-priced place that I know of is the Ayers Hotel in Laguna Hills. I'll be staying nearby.

    January 1, 2012

  • Trudy W.

    Does anyone know the area well enough to give me ideas on where to stay if I want to drive down the night before?

    January 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jill Ann, it's in Woodland Hills. Just off the 101.

    December 7, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in Oxnard coming with someone from Carp. We would carpool, too.

    December 7, 2011

  • Irma

    Hello Ventura County & Hiway 101 Carpoolers - I'm coming from Westlake Village/1000 Oaks and am happy to meet either in Warner Center, or anywhere along the 101 for carpooling. ....... Lydia - where are you located in Ventura County?

    December 5, 2011

  • Dean

    There is a park and ride in Warner Center.

    December 5, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Given how much I intend to eat and drink over Christmas, this'll be just the remedy!

    November 30, 2011

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