Past Meetup

Mad Ken's Weekend kick off/ Hidden Valley to Conejo Peak

This Meetup is past

13 people went

Potrero and Wendy in Newbury Park

4128 W Potrero Rd · Thousand Oaks, CA

How to find us

101 freeway to Wendy rd. Head south to end at Portrero road . Parking along Potrero rd. at trailhead

Location image of event venue


Welcome Trailblazers ! I'm going to go a little crazy and start posting some weekend hikes with The Weekday Trailblazers!, ...why?, because many of you like to train for the bigger hikes that will come available as spring/ summer hike season approaches, so buckle up and get used to seeing a Saturday or Sunday extra distance conditioning style hike posted by Mad Ken! Just keep in mind that we move at a good pace and this hike is not for beginners! With that said, What better way to start off the New year then a nice 10 ish mile out and back hike up the secret trail to Conejo Peak!. One of the highest peaks in the Santa Monica Mountains at an elevation of 2854 ft, Conejo Peak sits slightly higher than Boney Mountain and in line of site with Sandstone and Tripeaks. The lookout points from the top of this ridge offer some beautiful views of the whole Boney range toward the southwest, and open views of the Conejo Valley, Hidden Valley, Lake Sherwood, Ladyface peak and all surrounding mountain/ valley areas.

From the Potrero road trailhead we head out to the Hidden valley overlook trail and follow it toward hidden valley to a secret single track trail that does some climbing and eventually ties into an equestrian trail that leads us up to Conejo peak overlook. It's a little under 5 miles to the top with about 2400 +/- ft of elevation gain. The equestrian trail is similar to a less traveled fire road. At the top, the trail tees to two different view points, both worth seeing. We will take a lunch/ snack break at the top to catch our breaths and relax a little before heading back to our starting point.

So start the New year off with a hike I'm sure most of you have never done....Conejo Peak!, not to be confused with Conejo mountain

Hiking 10 miles with[masked] ft of total elevation should be a great workout!, with plenty of time to chat and enjoy the views of our Santa Monica Mountains and some of Conejo valleys most incredible viewpoints....Hope you can join me


Please wear –brush-resistant pants, 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


Free off-street parking is available on Potrero Road, at the end of Wendy Drive.

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


From the west on 101
– exit on Wendy Drive and go south (toward the ocean) almost 3
miles until Wendy Drive ends, and then park in the dirt lot on
Potrero Road.

From the east on 101
– exit on Lynn Road and go south (toward the ocean) about 4 miles,
turn left on Wendy Drive and go just over a half mile until the Wendy
Drive ends, and then park in the dirt lot on Potrero Road.

From PCH
- turn up Malibu Canyon Road (at Piuma Road, Malibu Canyon Road changes
name to Las Virgenes Road). Drive 9.5 miles from the PCH, and take
the 101 west (away from LA). Exit on Lynn Road and go south (toward
the ocean) about 4 miles, turn left on Wendy Drive and go just over a
half mile until the Wendy Drive ends, and then park in the dirt lot
on Potrero Road.



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.

** You must be 18 yrs of age or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian


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