Location visible to members
Check out that serpentine route to the left, slithering sinuously along the ridgeline. We'll be snaking our way along the wide Albertson Fireroad in Thousand Oaks, with deep chasms to either side of us where the land falls away to afford us open views.
After .75 of a mile on a more narrow, wooded trail through Oakbrook Park, we'll begin our ascent to the Bridal Path portcullis. While not treacherous, the ascent is a workout of sustained elevation. The good news is that this is an out and back hike, so all the up we'll do in the first half becomes down on the return trip, allowing for a pleasant gravity-aided amble back to the wooded trail.
While the fireroad is mostly a moderate uphill walk, it's also completely exposed, and even a mild amount of sunshine will take its toll. Cover up, wear sunscreen, and sip water throughout the hike.
Statistics: 5 miles with about 1000' of climbing.
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 23 Freeway, take Exit 15 at Avendida De Los Arboles and head east. Drive 1.4 miles to Westlake Blvd and turn right. Take the next left, after 0.2 miles, onto Lang Ranch Parkway and drive 0.8 miles to the Albertson Fireroad trailhead at the end. Parking is free.
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
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, its organizers, and sponsors 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.