Past Meetup

Hump Day Hike on the Johnson Motorway

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Below the 118

11380 Iverson Road · Chatsworth, CA

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Park below the 118 off Iverson Road in Chatsworth

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This will be a Hump Day Hike first for us. We'll park UNDER the 118 in Chatsworth (directions below) then hike a short distance up Iverson Road until we get to an exclusive, gated community where I have been told that Smokey Robinson, the singer, lives. Bring your camera, as the homes are amazing.

Once we exit the this mansion-speckled neighborhood, we'll get on a fire road until we arrive at the ruins of an old ranch house that we can explore as we lay out our customary food and drink to share with others (optional, so don't feel obligated to bring anything).

After hanging out and trading tall tales of hiking adventures, we'll head back down to our cars on the same route we took up.

Directions: Get on the Santa Susana Pass Road, either from Topanga in Chatsworth or at the Rocky Peak Road exit off the 118 between Chatsworth and Simi Valley. If from Topanga, drive toward Simi and if from Rocky Peak Exit drive towards Chatsworth. Watch for Iverson Road, which only goes ONE DIRECTION (north) off the Pass road. Flanking both sides of Iverson Road you'll see a green and white sign that says "The Church at Rocky Peak". Turn into THAT road and drive until you are under the 118. Park anywhere under or almost under the 118, just so long as you pull completely off Iverson. We'll walk up to the gated and guarded community from there and the guard will let us in.

Distance: 5 miles
Elevation Gain: 600' (estimate)
Difficulty: Easy intermediate
Dogs: No
Restrooms: No
Water Fountain: No
Parking: Free on Iverson Road
Trail: Fire road excellent condition, some street walking

Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall

Our hike difficulty categories:

Beginner: No steep sections. Up to 4 miles in distance and no more than 750' elevation gain.
Intermediate: 4-10 miles, and/or up to 2000' elevation gain.
Advanced: More than 10 miles, and/or more than 2000' elevation gain.

Disclaimer / Release of Liability: You must RSVP to attend this event, no exceptions. Hiking and other outdoor events are inherently dangerous and accidents can happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. This Meetup Group and its 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. You are responsible for you. If you choose to sign up for any events, you are releasing the Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgement and experience. This applies to any guests you may invite.