This is a great mid-range hike for folks who want some good exercise and at the same time enjoy the local beauty offered in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Join us for a moderate to strenuous 10 to 11 mile roundtrip (loop) hike that begins at the Caballero Canyon Trailhead in Tarzana.
After climbing 30 minutes to dirt Mullholland we'll turn toward the Temescal Fireroad. It's a gentle uphill two miles past open grasslands, chaparral slopes and live oaks. There are views of red sandstone rocks. We'll hike this until we reach the Hub Connector and then head west to Eagle Rock. We'll sit on Eagle Rock and snack while we take in the views.
After enjoying our rest, we'll hike back to Mulholland via the Garapito and Bent Arrow Trails. Sorry, but no dogs are allowed on this hike as we will be in a state park most of the time.
Hiking Difficulty:Moderate to strenuous for distance
Bring water, snacks, hat and sturdy sneakers or hiking shoes.
If you want to read more about this area click on the link below and preview this book. Go to page 65 and read about San Fernando Valley to the Sea. Our hike is the beginning part of this same one. It's going all the way to Will Rogers State Park. We'll do that one next time. http://books.google.com/books?id=KWfrmJ1DzPQC&pg=PT80&lpg=PT80&dq=caballero+canyon+to+mulholland
Hike Duration I estimate that the hike will take at most 5 hours. We should be back to the cars by around 1:30.
Directions to the Caballero Canyon Trailhead: Meet at the Caballero Canyon trailhead on Reseda Bl. From the 101 Freeway, exit at Reseda Blvd and turn south. Drive for about 2.2 miles. There is parking on both sides of the street; the trailhead is on the east side of Reseda Blvd. across the street from Braemar Country club. The trailhead is clearly marked with a big sign. Parking on street is OK. Parking is free.
From the EAST: Take the 101 Freeway West/North toward Ventura. Exit at Reseda Blvd. Turn LEFT (toward "Tarzana") onto Reseda, go under the freeway bridge, cross Burbank and Ventura Boulevards. Continue on Reseda uphill for approximately 2.2 miles.
From the WEST: Take the 101 Freeway South/East toward Los Angeles. Exit at Reseda Boulevard. Turn RIGHT (toward "Tarzana") onto Reseda, cross Burbank and Ventura Boulevards. Continue on Reseda for approximately 2.2 miles
Event fee: USD1.00 per person to be collected at the trailhead.
I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.
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IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY: Outdoor sports and other events we plan are inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Thousand Oaks Hikers Group and it's organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any The TOaks Hikers Group events, you are releasing the TOaks Hikers Group and it's organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience.
Responsibility: I am not responsible for you. You are responsible for you. You should be self-sufficient and be able to find your way to safety in the event you find yourself on your own. I will not lead you back to the trailhead if you decide to turn back.
Disclaimer: The organizer and assistant organizers take no responsibility and will not be held responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during this hiking event. Hiking can be inherently dangerous and accidents will happen. By participating in this hike posted on this meetup web page you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being.