If microspikes are needed please remember to bring them.
Join us for a 14 mile loop hike starting at Santa Anita Canyon going to the top of Mt. Wilson.
Elevation Change: 3,930 ft. A portion of the hike includes a 3 mile demanding climb from the Sturtevant Camp to the Mt. Wilson summit, so know your hiking ability before you say yes.
We'll hike past Sturtevant Falls to Spruce Grove to Sturtevant Camp. We'll take a little break here (and swing) and then proceed on the Sturtevant Trail to the Mt. Wilson Observatory. We'll descend via the Upper Winter Creek Trail to Hoegee Camp. We can also take a break at the summit as there are great views and a variety of places to sit and admire everything.
Take the 210 east from LA exit north at Santa Anita Avenue. Take it all the way up to the end. It's steep and winding the last couple of miles to Chantry Flat. Parking:
There is a parking lot at the top, but it fills up fast on the weekends. Parking can also be found on the road up to the parking lot, but is a little tricky to navigate.Carpooling is highly recommended.
Adventure Pass ($5) required. You can purchase an Adventure Pass at most sporting goods stores.
I'll collect $1 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.
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
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 New 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 New 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.