This is a fast-paced conditioning hike for intermediate-level hikers and above. We'll start at the corner of Lindero and Wembley and spur off onto the always popular and newly renamed Suicide RIdge trail, before rejoining the main trail to cross China Flats and reach the peak. We'll return by the main route/fire road, making for an 8-miler with about 1900 feet of gain.
Please note that the guest feature is not activated for this meetup. On all my hikes, I expect everyone coming to have signed up themselves, read the write-up, and arrive informed and prepared.
Hope to see you on the trails,
Our hikes are afternoon conditioning hikes for people hiking at an intermediate level or above, and enjoying time outdoors with fun and friendly people sharing similar interests and fitness goals.
Our hike format emphasizes easy-to-access and scenic 5-8 mile Malibu-area conditioning routes with[masked] foot elevation gains, a relatively fast pace with a single rest stop, and optional technique discussions and conditioning exercises (based on individual and group interest). Total hiking time is normally 2.5-3 hours.
We schedule our hikes as late in the day as the season allows, minimizing hiking in the dark while encouraging people with a variety of schedules to get one or more conditioning hikes in during the week and tune-up for bigger adventures.
Here is info on our scheduled hike…hope to see you there!
Simi Peak From Kanan
Hike Type: Conditioning
Route Type: Up & back
Distance: 7-8 miles
Elevation gain:[masked] feet
Terrain: Trail, footpath & fire road
Dogs allowed: Yes
This hike will take us 7-8 miles roundtrip on a surprisingly athletic but scenic trip from the suburbs of Oak Park to the top of Simi Peak, which overlooks both the Simi and Conejo Valleys and offers splendid late afternoon views of the Santa Monica range and offshore islands to the south and west.
Our remaining route across China Flat is reasonably level, except for the last quarter mile, as we ascend about 300 feet to reach Simi Peak and its worthwhile views. The terrain is a mix of single and double-file trail and open fire road.
The initial section of our hike is wooded and shaded, but the route gives way to open hillside and then chaparral. Since we begin in a sheltered forest and reach exposed areas above the Conejo Valley, weather can range from calm and humid to quite warm-to-hot and windy conditions. We will stop at Simi Peak to grab a snack and enjoy the great late afternoon view there, and return to the traihead via China Flat and then the regular route back to our starting point.
Please wear – brush-resistant pants, one or more wicking shirts appropriate to the temperature, comfortable hiking shoes or light boots, your favorite undergarments and accessories, and a light backpack.
Please bring – at least two liters of water, snacks, an extra layer of clothing, a charged cell phone, identification, a headlamp, a small first-aid kit, bug repellant and sunscreen, a waterproof shell if rain is forecast, and any medications or anything else you might need on the trail.
Lindero and Wembley
Please do not leave anything of value in your car, at this or any other trailhead.
Take the 101 to the Lindero Canyon Road exit and turn north toward the Simi Hills. Drive about 3 miles until your reach Lindero and Wembley
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:
The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals.
Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Malibu Hiking 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 events. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: This group, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from hikes, or for any injuries or accidents before, during, and after group hikes. If you sign up and come on this hike outing you are acknowledging that you freely and voluntarily assume all risks of injuries and damages and agree to participate in the hike/outing. No +1s or guests allowed at Malibu Hiking events. All attending must be group members.
All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
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