Past Meetup

Hump Day Hike at the White Horse Canyon Trail

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Triunfo Community Park

1869 Tamarack Street · Westlake Village, CA

How to find us

Go to the trailhead on the extreme SW corner of the park

Location image of event venue

Details

This hike begins with a 1.3 mile single-track section of the Los Robles system to a junction with a wide fire road, which we'll take for about another mile to where it joins up with the White Horse Canyon Trail. From there, we'll make a loop back to a point just above that first junction where there is a bench at the top of a peak. From there we'll head back down to a 'cheater trail' which will connect us back to the first single-track portion of our hike to the park with our vehicles.

We will start no later than 6:40 pm (maybe before that), so don't be late and use the restrooms BEFORE you get to the trailhead, as they are on the opposite end of the park.

Be sure to bring flashlights or headlamps for this hike.

Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 900' (or so)
Difficulty: Intermediate
Dogs: Yes, but only if leashed, per State law
Restrooms: Yes, on the east end of the park
Water Fountain: Yes, at the park
Parking: On E and W ends of the park, or on surrounding streets
Trail: Single track and fire road
Sunset: 6:49 pm

Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-'n-fall is certainly possible as there several sections with loose stones, but the steepest of these will be uphill, which is safer.

Directions: From the 101, take the exit at Hampshire Road and head south. When you get to Triunfo Canyon Road, head AWAY from the 101 (basically SW) and after a short drive you will arrive at Triunfo Community Park on your right. You can't miss it. Turn right onto Tamarack Street, which borders the park, and you can either pull into the first entrance to the park on your left or continue to the west end of the park where we will meet and where you will find additional parking spaces. In the unlikely event that all the parking spots are taken, you can park on Tamarack or other bordering streets around the park. Find the trailhead just off the west-most parking lot on the extreme SW corner of the park.

Here is where we will meet to start the hike on the WEST side of the park:

Here is looking east toward LA from near the beginning:

Looking north toward Fillmore:

I caught a pretty nice sunset when I scoped this area out on April 3:

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.