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The Thousand Oaks Hikers have been invited to join hike leader Alan Coles in a beautiful hike. I will not be leading the hike and am looking forward to taking him up on his generous offer to have us join in. You must be in excellent shape to go on this hike. Don't sign up unless you are capable of climbing 1,000 ft. per mile. Since we are going through 3 locked gates, no one will be able to turn around early. We'll all go out together so if you need to leave before 4:30 pm, please don't sign up for the hike. You must have hiked with the Thousand Oaks Hikers before to attend this event. No plus ones--everyone signs up for themselves. Hikers will be added from the waitlist.

Information about the hike from Alan.

"The stats are 9 miles round trip with 2000' gain. If we are able to do the shuttle, otherwise we add another 2 miles.

The first 2 miles are very steep and include almost all of the 2000' of gain. The trail is brushy in places with some poison oak in the riparian areas. There will also be a few logs to step/climb over, so this can be a long day. Oh, you might get your feet wet too. But no one ever seems to mind these things as this is a very wild and beautiful place which should (hopefully) have better access in the future. So we do like to spread the word.

We are meeting 7:30 am at the Temescal Fire Station at Lake Piru. It is up a short hill on the left side just before the Lake Piru Kiosk.

Bad weather will cancel.

My phone (Alan's phone) is[masked].

Note: no cell phone reception at Lake Piru."

What to bring: Long pants/sleeves, dry socks, hat, sunscreen, at least 3 litres of water, ten essentials.


Take CA-23 N (signs for Fillmore) 8.3 mi

Take exit 20A for CA-23 N/ CA-118 W/ Los Angeles Ave 0.3 m

Turn left onto E Los Angeles Ave 1.2 mi

Turn right onto Moorpark Ave 0.6 mi and continue onto CA-23 N/ Walnut Canyon Rd

Continue to follow CA-23 N 10.7 mi

Turn right onto CA-126 E/ W Telegraph Rd/ W Ventura St

Continue to follow CA-126 E/ W Telegraph Rd7.2 mi

Turn left onto Main St 1.1 mi11. Continue onto Piru Canyon Rd

Destination will be on the left



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, assistant organizers, and event hosts 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.