Saturday, December 29
O’Melveny Park to East Canyon
O’Melveny Park is a beautiful area in Mission Hills. We will climb the ridge that separates the SF Valley from the SCV, and end up at East Canyon on the Old Road. The beginning portion of the hike is flat, but soon you will be going up up up to Mission Peak. We will eat lunch or have a snack at this point before we head down the back side to East Canyon. The trip is 10 miles with about 1,000 ft of gain. In the spring, this area is unequaled for the number of Foothill Lupine in bloom!
Bring lunch, snacks, lots of water, camera and hiking poles, if you have them.
Directions: We will meet at EAST Canyon, park the cars and carpool down to O’Melveny Park to East CanyonO’Melveny Park. Exit the I-5 freeway and turn WEST (right if you’re coming from Valencia). Go through the signal. Pass Towsley Canyon Park, the post office, and the Church of the Nazarene. Look for cars parked along the road shortly after the church. This is where we will meet.
Please meet at 8:00 AM to sign in. We will leave in carpools at 8:15.
Rated: Moderate ++