Let's get happy by hiking the Happy Camp Canyon!
The name itself is about enough to motivate anyone to get out there and hike.
Getting a bit too sappy here.
Anyway, this is a 10 mile roundtrip loop hike.
Elevation Gain: 1300 feet
Estimated Hiking Time: 4.5 to 5 hours
Hike Rating:I'll call this an intermediate hike because of the distance.
Dogs on leashes allowed.
Map (and more description) of Happy Camp http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=18
Happy Camp Canyon Park was once part of a large cattle ranch. It is an important wildlife corridor linking the Simi Hills with the Santa Susana Mountains. It is a lush riparian oak woodland with an intermittent stream. It's a beautiful park right in our backyards.
Directions:From the 101 Freeway, take to the 23 north and from the 118 Freeway West, exit Los Angeles Avenue. Go west to 4th signal (Moorpark Avenue), turn right. Go 2.6 miles to a sharp left turn. DO NOT TURN LEFT but continue straight and make an immediate right turn on to Broadway Avenue. Continue down Broadway to the parking area.
There is a $5 parking fee payable at an Iron Ranger if you park in the lot.
Parking is free outside of the lot.
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 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.