Join us in building a new trail in the Conejo Canyons Open Space (in Thousand Oaks) during the 25th Annual Conejo Open Space Trailwork Day! This trail will form a link between the 'new' bridge in Hill Canyon and the brand new trail to Elliott Peak, enabling routes that will be complete loops with no out-and-back segments.
This is Thousand Oaks' largest open space event of the year and brings together a number of open space advocacy groups. We'll be joining the COSCA rangers, Santa Monica Mountains Trails Council, hikers from various Meetup groups and others to work on this new trail. Everybody is excited about getting it finished in one day!
We use the Conejo Open Space trails regularly, so this is our chance to give back to the community while expanding our trail opportunities!
At noon, following the morning of trail-building, workers will be treated to a thank-you lunch and door-prize drawing while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow trail enthusiasts!
Wear protective clothing (long-legged pants, long-sleeved shirts, sunglasses), sturdy shoes, gloves, hat and sunscreen.
No experience necessary. Tools and instructions on how to use them safely and effectively will be provided. Must be 18+ years of age. As always when in the open spaces, be aware of poison oak, ticks & rattlesnakes. Everyone works at their own comfort level.
Follow instructions of park rangers and trail crew leaders at all times.
Directions: From Newbury Park and points west – From the 101 freeway, take exit 52 onto Santa Rosa Road. Drive 5 miles before turning right onto Hill Canyon Rd. The parking is 0.6 miles in, on the right.
From Thousand Oaks and points east – Head north on the 23 freeway, taking exit 15 onto Avenida De Los Arboles and head west. After 1.3 miles, turn right onto Moorpark Rd, drive 2.6 miles, then continue straight onto Santa Rosa Road. Drive another 3.7 miles then turn left onto Hill Canyon Road. The parking is 0.6 miles in, on the right.
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