Needs a location
This is a spectacular area to hike! Note that some of the climbs will be steeper than we normally do. There will be a couple of climbs (about 100 yrds each) that are steeper, and one or two short climbs (a few yards each) that are much steeper. But these are at the furthest part of this out-and-back hike, so if they're too steep for us, we'll just turn around and go back.
Along the way, we'll pass "Little Tripeaks," a jumble of big boulders that resembles Tripeaks in the Boney Mtn Wilderness Area, only much smaller. If we have time, we'll explore this area a bit on the way back.
Start Time: Note that we'll start at 9:30 am this week!
Statistics: Maximum 3.8 miles with at most 1000' of climbing, depending on where we turn around. Most of the route will be singletrack with a little more than a half mile on an Edison road.
Pace: 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 join us so long as they are willing to hike at the slower pace of the group. However, this hike is probably too difficult for someone who is new to hiking, or hasn't been hiking in a long time. We typically finish about 12:30 pm, but could be delayed for any number of reasons. If you are looking for a fast-paced hike, or have to finish by a specific time, this hike is probably not for you.
Direction: Meet at the west end of Falling Star Avenue in Thousand Oaks. From the 101 Fwy, exit Lindero and turn North. Proceed up Lindero and turn left on Kanan. Take the first right onto Falling Star Ave. and proceed to the end. Park on the street at the Hidden Meadows Trailhead.
Lunch: We usually, although not always, go somewhere for lunch after the hike. This is completely optional and is considered to be in addition to this event, not part of it.