Distance: About 16 miles
This is the hike for people who want great exercise, breathtaking views of both the ocean and San Fernando Valley and much socializing. We'll take a snack break at the 7 mile point and most southerly part of the trip.
A loop hike that starts at the top of Reseda, drops down into the Palisades Highlands via the Temescal Ridge Trail. Take a snack break and then hike back up to Eagle Rock to the Hub. Hub to Bent Arrow to top of Reseda.
It's a good walk and talk hike.
Trail:Fireroad and single track
USD1.00 per person to be collected at the trailhead.
Strenuous for distance and elevation gain approximately 1700 ft.
Bring water, snacks, hat and sturdy sneakers or hiking shoes. A thermos of hot coffee or cocoa would be delicious if the weather is cold that day!
I estimate that the hike will take from 6 to 6.5 hours depending on how long we linger at the snack break and the speed of our group.
No plus ones as we need each person to sign up for him/herself. Please know your hiking ability before you sign up for this hike. Out of consideration for the group please sign up only if you are in good condition and can do a hike of this distance.
Sorry--no dogs allowed as we're going through state park
Directions to the Trailhead
We will meet on the southern end of Reseda Blvd. Exit the 101 freeway at Reseda and go south. You will pass the Braemar Country Club on your right. Keep climbing the hill until you go through a fence at the end. Park before the white line on the road.
Parking on street is OK. Parking is free.
Note of caution: There are cameras at some of the stop signs along Reseda Blvd so be careful. I know this because I received a $120 ticket a few years ago for stopping over one of the white lines.
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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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 judgment 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.