Past Meetup

The Trails of Rocky Oaks- a Gentler Hike

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Rocky Oaks is a small park tucked into the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area that shelters a surprising array of wildlife and habitats. The broad singletrack trails wind around oak trees, through meadows, up the hills and through the chaparral, and around a pond created by European settlers to stock fish. We'll travel these trails in a spiral pattern, covering 4 miles, with a gentle amount of climbing. All those spirals are dizzying, so who's to say we won't repeat some?

We've seen the pond full and brimming with life, and nearly dry. We've also seen scads of small frogs covering the shadier trails. We've seen it brilliantly sunny and socked in by the marine layer. What will this visit bring? Come find out!

This is a gentler hike. We will go at a more moderate pace than a regular Trailblazer hike, and we'll take more breaks. The purpose is to give novice and intermediate hikers who may feel they're not up to a regular hike a chance to get out and experience our beautiful trails. Faster hikers are welcome to come along, with the understanding that the hike is geared toward those who want to go at an easier pace.

Directions: From the 101, turn south on Kanan Rd. Drive 6.1 miles and turn right onto Mulholland Hwy. After just 0.1 miles, turn right into the Rocky Oaks parking area. There is no charge to park here.

DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:

The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals.

Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Weekday Trailblazers 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.

If you choose to sign up for this or any Weekday Trailblazers Meetup event, you are releasing the Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.

All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.