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Mad Ken's Hump Day Hike: Calabasas Peak, Pig Rock and Beyond

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Please join me for another Hump Day Hike with the Weekday Trailblazers!

Time to re-explore the famous Pig rock and Calabasas peak trail!

This hike will take us 5 1/2 -8 miles roundtrip on and around the scenic Calabasas Peak Trail. Our route goes from Stunt Ranch State Park to Calabasas Peak, which rises above Red Rock Canyon, Old Topanga Canyon, and the bowl-shaped Cold Creek Canyon. From Calabasas Peak, there are striking views north into Ventura County, southwest to the Pacific Ocean, and northeast to the San Fernando and Simi Valleys. The route also passes a variety of interesting geological formations, including large weathered sandstone outcroppings and colorful rock slabs. One of these areas has been named Pig rock, and is a great place to take a quick snack break, before making our way back to Stunt road.

The fire road to to Calabasas Peak is fairly short , so I plan on continuing past the peak out towards pig rock, and beyond till we get to a 4 +/- mile distance, then come back to break and enjoy the views at PR. You'll need to save a little energy to hit Calabasas peak on the way back. This should create an enjoyable afternoon hike as we see spectacular tilted and pocketed sandstone formations set against the mountains during most of this trek, I hope you can come out and enjoy this unique gem of the area.

Essentials:

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.

Calabasas Peak

Hike Type: Moderately Strenious Pace

Level: Advanced beginner

Route Type: Out & back,

Elevation gain:[masked] feet

Terrain: Fire road

Parking:

Free off-street parking is available at the dirt turnout on Stunt Road

Please do not leave anything of value in your car, at this or any other trailhead.

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.

** Anyone under 18 yrs. of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

** Dogs are allowed on this hike

** Any last minute issues, please call my cell #[masked]