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Wildwood Park – Arroyo Conejo Creek, Lynnmere Trail Loop HIKE (Thousand Oaks)

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Donut Delite

1464 Madera Road · Simi Valley, CA

How to find us

We'll be parked between the Donut Delite Store and Royal Avenue

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DESCRIPTION OF HIKE: Moderate 7.9-mile loop with 1,200’ of elevation gain/loss.

Our hike will begin by descending into the shady canyon through which the Arroyo Conejo Creek runs. The trail (an old dirt road) passes through a pleasant woodland of oak and walnut trees; we’ll cross the creek four times (hiking poles are advised) before reaching the new (2005) Hill Canyon Wetlands, home of coots, mallards, herons, and pond turtles. Leaving the wetlands, we’ll make our final “wet” stream crossing and then follow a route that will take us upstream through Wildwood Canyon and Paradise Falls. Then we’ll hike up a fairly steep dirt road until it meets the Lynnmere Trail. Taking the west fork, we’ll follow the trail around the north side of the mountain to the top of the mountain, affording us with a spectacular 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains. We’ll then descend back to the original trailhead.

PREPAREDNESS: Bring 2-3 liters/quarts of water (or other suitable liquid) and lunch/snack. Wear appropriate footwear (preferably hiking boots) and be prepared for bright sunlight (sunglasses), heat (layers of clothing), and/or precipitation (rain gear). Hiking pole(s) and a camera might come in handy.

NOTE: At the beginning of each outing you will be required to read and sign a liability release form (a sign-in sheet).

DIRECTIONS TO THE CARPOOL LOCATION IN SIMI VALLEY:

Take Hwy 118 to the Madera Road exit in Simi Valley.

Drive south 1.4 miles on Madera Road to its junction with Royal Avenue [at a traffic light]

Turn left (east) onto Royal Avenue and immediately turn left into the first driveway on your left (north)

Park near Donut Delite and wait for the hiking leader(s) who will distribute specific driving directions to the Wildwood Park trailhead.

DIRECTIONS TO THE TRAILHEAD FROM SIMI VALLEY: (for anyone who intends to meet us at the trailhead) – NOTE: You should be at the trailhead by 8:30 a.m.

Take Madera Road south past Wood Ranch (where the road’s name changes to Olsen Road) to the Highway 23 overpass.

Continue west on Olsen Road under Highway 23 and drive 5 miles to its junction with Camino Manzanas [NOTE: The name the street will change from Olsen Road to Lynn Road along the way].

Turn right on Camino Manzanas and drive 0.4 mile to Calle Yucca (the 3rd cross street).

Turn right on Calle Yucca and drive 1.1 miles to the end of the street.

Park your vehicle and wait for the hiking leader(s).

DIRECTIONS TO THE TRAILHEAD FROM HWY 101: (for anyone who intends to meet us at the trailhead)

Take Hwy 101 to the Lynn Road exit in Thousand Oaks.

Drive 1.15 miles north (toward Moorpark) on Lynn Road to its intersection with Camino Manzanas.

Turn left (west) on Camino Manzanas and drive 0.4 mile to Calle Yucca (the 3rd cross street).

Turn right on Calle Yucca and drive 1.1 miles to the end of the street.

Park your vehicle and wait for the hiking leader(s).

DISCLAIMER:

The organizer(s) or leader(s) take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during any Rancho Simi Trail Blazers Club (RSTB) hike/outing. These events can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen.

By participating voluntarily you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being and acknowledge, appreciate, and in consideration for being allowed to participate in any way you further agree:

1. The risk of injury from the many of the activities is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular skills, rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and

2. TO KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others and assume full responsibility for your participation; and

3. To willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, you observe any unusual significant hazard during your presence or participation, you will remove yourself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and

4. You, for yourself and on behalf of your heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Rancho Simi Trail Blazers, its organizers, officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and leasers of premises used to conduct the event ("RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Activity participant agrees that this release will apply to all known and unknown as well as unanticipated claims, injures and damages resulting from group activities, as well as those now disclosed and all rights under section 1542 of the Civil Code of California and hereby are expressly waived. Section 1542 of the Civil Code of California reads as follows:

“A general release does not extend to claims which the (participant) does not know or suspect to exist in his (or her) favor, at the time of execution of the release, which if known by him (or her) must have materially affected his (or her) (participation and agreeing to) the release.”

By participating in any group event or activity, you hereby, for yourself, your heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, your executors and administrators, waive any and all rights and claims for damages you may have against any and all entities and individuals associated with the group, their representatives, successors and assigns and will hold them harmless and free of all liability or claim of negligence related to any and all injuries, disability, illness, death, loss or damage to person or property, suffered in connection with any and all activities organized by the group.