Take a break from the holiday shopping and relax with a beautiful hike.
Our fellow hiking member, Robert, suggested this one and will be helping out with this one. Thanks Robert!!!!
Follow the directions to the trailhead printed in this write up. It's not a good idea to trust the meetup map posted up above.
The Nicholas Flats Trail in Leo Carrillo State park is unique in the way it connects the mountains with the sea. Chaparral, grassland, coastal scrub and oak woodland all converge near the flat with spectacular ocean views along the way. An old cattle pond backed by picturesque sandstone outcroppings provides a home for red-wing blackbirds and a welcoming resting place for us.
Hike is 9 miles with 1800 ft net elevation gain -- 1600 in the first three miles. This hike is an intermediate/advanced for elevation gain and distance.
What to bring: snacks, plenty of water, sunscreen, hat, etc.
Leo Carrillo State Park is on PCH a little east of Mullholland Hwy
From 101 in Valley: Head west and exit Kanan Rd. Head toward beaches and turn right on on PCH. Drive 8 miles to Leo Carrillo State Park and turn right into park entrance
From Hwy 10/West Side: Head up-coast on Pacific Coast Highway about 25 miles to Leo Carrillo State Beach. Turn right into park entrance
From Ventura-Oxnard-Camarillo: Head south on Hwy 1. Park is on left about 10.5 miles past Las Posas
Parking is at least 10/12 bucks. There is some free parking down the road on PCH
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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 Hiking 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 Hiking Group events, you are releasing the TOaks Hiking 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.