Welcome Trailblazers! Been awhile since I last posted this hike, but I assure you it's a good one!
Plan on 6-7 miles of moderately strenuous hiking with 1500 +/- feet of elevation gain.
Wildwood Park is rich in historic and archaeological resources, unusual geological formations, and is home to a wide range of plant and animal life. The Chumash lived here for nearly 8,000 years until the early 19th Century. During the Spanish colonization of California, the land became part of "Rancho El Conejo" in 1803. Catttle and sheep grazed on these rich grasslands through much of the 20th Century. From the 1930's through the 1960's numerous Hollywood movies were filmed here, including "Spartacus" and "Wuthering Heights", as well as TV Series "Wagon Train", "The Rifleman", and "Gunsmoke.
We will head out from Park entrance trailhead down the steps to the Mooridge trail, then drop down into the Indian cave before heading into Wildwood canyon. We'll visit the teepee then head east down toward Paradise falls, then west on the lynnmere trail to loop around lynnmere and lynn ranch residential areas. When we complete the loop and head toward the indian creek trail. There are picnic tables and restrooms for a quick break to snack and chat before heading up to the indian creek waterfall overlook and lastly back to the parking lot. Hope you can join me on this little local adventure.
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.
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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.
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** Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
** Dogs are allowed on this hike
** Any last minute issues, my cell #[masked]