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Welcome Trailblazers!. It's time to bag a couple peaks in the western plateau again. This hike will be a moderately strenuous 7-8 mile loop with 1600+/- ft of elevation gain. The western plateau is now accessible by way of the new hill canyon road bridge or from the end of rancho conejo blvd, and is expanding with the development of new trails to be enjoyed by hikers , bikers and horse folk. This area is a beautiful system of deeply eroded canyons, plateaus, and ridgelines in the northwest portion of the conejo valley. From the end of Rancho rd. we will drop down into the arroyo barranca / hill canyon area and start gaining elevation via the Western plateau trail to our first stop at Hill Canyon Peak. We'll do a lolipop loop off trail then head to our second peak thru some new switchbacks, single tracks and fire roads following the power poll lines to crest our second peak which affords views of the inland peaks of the topa topas to the ventura coastline views of the channel islands / camarillo. On a clear day, you can see snow covered peaks of eastern mountain ranges.
This path is truly a new gem that I will be posting on a regular basis. At some point along this trek we will break to enjoy a snack and some conversation before continuing our loop back out to Conejo center drive. Hope you can make it out to enjoy our local canyons.
Free on-street parking is available on Conejo center drive. There are "no parking" signs posted on Rancho conejo blvd. We will meet at the intersect.
Please do not leave anything of value in your car, at this or any other trailhead.
Please wear – brush-resistant pants,shorts,& one or more wicking shirts appropriate to the temperature, comfortable hiking shoes or light boots, your favorite undergarments and accessories, and a light backpack.
Please bring – at least two liters of water, snacks, an extra layer of clothing, a charged cell phone, identification, a headlamp, a small first-aid kit, bug repellant and sunscreen, a waterproof shell if rain is forecast, and any medications or anything else you might need on the trail.
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.
PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS!
** Anyone under 18 years of age must be acompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
** Dogs are allowed on this hike
** Any last minute issues - my cell #[masked]