Sitting like a crown atop Calabasas is the lengthy loop of the New Millennium Trail. While other hikers dither around the tired old Millennium Trail, the Trailblazers will summit that crown and enjoy regal views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, rising and falling like emperors do.
Part of our route follows the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, the missionary path from San Diego to San Francisco that parallels the 101. At times, we'll be above Las Virgenes Road and the Liberty Canyon route we've taken many times. At others, we'll be above Mulholland Highway, with a view of Saddle Peak. Along with the natural beauty of oak-filled woods and savannahs, riparian environments and seasonal streams, we'll soar above the exclusive Oaks subdivision and its celebrity homes.
This hike will stretch our normal limits, logging 11-12 miles and 2200' of elevation gain- make sure you're up for that challenge before you RSVP. Since we'll be on the trail a bit longer than usual, bring plenty of water and snacks to fuel you.
From the San Fernando Valley on US 101 North, use exit 30 towards Parkway Calabasas. Make two left turns to cross over the freeway, then turn right onto Calabasas Road. Follow Calabasas Road for 1.6 miles to a dead end.
From the north/west on US 101 South, use exit 30 for Parkway Calabasas, and make a sharp right turn at the exit onto Calabasas Road. Follow Calabasas Road for 1.2 miles to a dead end.
Parking is free on the street.
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 the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.