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Waddell Creek / Rancho Del Oso

Distance: About 6 miles.

Elevation gain: About 1200 feet.

Trail condition: Well-maintained trails.

Hike duration: About 3.5 hours.  Including lunch.

Details: We will meet at Gateway Plaza shopping center and then carpool to the park entrance on Hwy 1. We will hike about six miles including the very steep 2 mile Clark Connection to the junction with West Ridge Trail where we will have lunch. Mostly shade on the way up but exposed, sunny and windy at the top. Spectacular views. The trail can be muddy in places. This hike is strenuous and not suitable for beginners unless you hike only part of it. Plenty of ticks and/or newts in season. We share the road with bicycles only in the very beginning, then we are on hiking trails. Dogs are not allowed.

What to bring: Water, lunch, snacks, tick repellent, camera, sunglasses/sunscreen/hat, waterproof jacket and hat if rain threatens.

Please read the FAQ. This is an 'at risk' activity. By joining us on this hike you agree to hold the organizers, assistant organizers, and other members harmless. You are responsible for your own safety on the hike.

 

 

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  • Donna

    Great hike again. Thank you!

    September 15, 2013

  • Dan D.

    Five stars Rich. What else can I say?

    September 15, 2013

  • Allan

    Thanks Rich, good pace! appreciated it...

    September 14, 2013

  • Sheila W.

    Great group and great hike! A beautiful day...thank you Rich!

    September 14, 2013

  • Mari K.

    This was a great hike and a pretty darn good workout! Thanks Rich for organizing the hike.

    September 14, 2013

  • Jeff

    Another perfect day for a great hike. Thanks Weatherman Rich!

    September 14, 2013

  • Jeani

    This group is well organized, people were very friendly. Hike was challenging but well worth the view at the top! What a great way to start the weekend- Thanks everyone!

    September 14, 2013

  • Helga W.

    I asked that question 2 days ago, and was told Waddell! Too bad, I am going to miss another hike because of miscommunication about the meeting place. Have a great hike everybody!

    September 13, 2013

  • Sheila W.

    I have moved from wait list to going and not sure I have the most current info...are people still meeting at Gateway? If not, I'll need directions to Waddell. Thanks and looking forward to hiking!

    September 13, 2013

    • Tom G.

      Most of us are meeting at Gateway Plaza

      September 13, 2013

    • Sheila W.

      Thank you...

      September 13, 2013

  • Susan

    My toe is still questionable so I have changed my RSVP to "no" so others may join. If it feels better tomorrow and there is till an open spot I may meet you up at Waddell & hike part of it with the group.

    September 13, 2013

  • Helga W.

    I'll not be going, have a great hike!

    September 12, 2013

  • Allan

    Jeff and I will meet you at Waddell.....not able to take more

    September 12, 2013

  • Helga W.

    Does that mean the meeting point has changed from Gateway Plaza to Waddell? Allan do you have a spot left in your car?

    September 11, 2013

  • Allan

    Will meet at Waddell...can take 3 others from westside..meet at Safeway on Mission..

    September 11, 2013

  • Susan

    My yes is tentative - I have a sore toe but really want to do the hike. Ill update by Friday morning if it's still sore.

    September 10, 2013

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