Past Meetup

Mt. Clef Ridge via Santa Rosa Trail

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Wildwood Regional Park

928 West Avenida De Los Arboles · Thousand Oaks, CA

How to find us

Meet at the sign at the start of the trails

Location image of event venue


Hike is posted as 7:15am. We will be leaving the parking area and starting the hike at 7:30am sharp.


Organizer: Jennifer Ripley

Location: Wild Wood Santa Rosa, Thousand Oaks

Hike difficulty: Level 5/10

Distance: 6.5 - 7 miles

Elevation gain:[masked]

Time: 2 - 2.5 hours

Trail condition: Completely Exposed! Very hot on a sunny summer day!! Single Track, Paved Road, Uneven Steep Fire Road

Water: Minimum 3 liters (If you bring less than this amount, you will be in big trouble.)

Guest: Yes

Dog: No

Toilette: No

Fee: No

Adventure Pass:No


What to bring: See US Hiking Day Hiking Equipment List (

What to wear: Hiking or Trail Running Shoes. Your favorite hiking gear & sunscreen.

Direction: 928 West Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA

Drive to west end of Avenida de Los Arboles. Park in lot at Arboles & Big Sky

Parking: On site, free


Please Chip In:

US Hiking is a social group for hikers. Our events are organized like house parties. Like a regular house party, it costs money to host one. It is customary for guests to help out any way they can to lessen burden on the host. That is the same for hikes. You can bring food, provide carpool or chip in to help out.

Suggested Event Contribution: $ 5 (Chip in link) (


Trail / Venue Description:

Wildwood Park – Santa Rosa Loop

Moderate 6½ mile loop with an elevation gain/loss of about 1000 ft. Take Mesa Trail and Box Canyon Trail, followed by a short walk along Rockey High Road to Lower Santa Rosa Trail. Continue on Lower Santa Rosa Trail to Shooting Star Trail and on to the upper Santa Rosa Trail. Follow upper Santa Rosa Trail back to Mesa Trail and the parking lot. There are some very nice views of the Santa Rosa Valley, farmland, pretty houses, and horses. The trail is clear and no worry of any bramble or bush wacking. Shorts okay. We are going to hike steadily with a short rest break where Lower Santa Rosa Trail Meets Rocky High Road.

See Route:


Our Mission:

To lift people up through hiking.

Our Policy:

We're volunteers: Your hike leaders receive no monetary nor in-kind compensation of any kind for organizing this event.

Profile photo: Anyone interested in joining US Hiking must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of our group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up for an event.

Waiting list priority: People who hike with with US Hiking regularly will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.

Advanced hikes: Anyone interested in participating in advanced hikes (>3,000' elevation gain or distance > 10 miles or Difficulty Level > = 7) will be subject to prescreening before his/her name will be added to the list. Therefore, interested hiker must share with the event host his/her recent hiking background to establish proficiency before his/her name will be added to the list. Guests are not allowed on advanced hikes.

Early departure: If a hiker needs to be separated from the group for any reason, he/she must inform the event host. Not knowing a hiker's where about may prompt the event host to report a hiker's missing to proper authority for further actions.

No show: If you sign up for an event but did not show up, you will be removed from the next event you sign up.

No minor: Meetup user agreement and our liability waiver can not be agreed to by a minor. Therefore, you and your guest must be over 18 to participate in our events.

No drug: Zero tolerance for all illegal drug use.



If you have prior medical condition or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.

If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.

Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.

Release of Liability:

The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.

By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

US Hiking, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from this event, or for any injuries or accidents incurred before, during, and after this event. If you sign up or participate in an event you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injuries and damages arising from, as a result of and associated with this event.

By participating in this event, you and your guests acknowledge that you have read US Hiking Liability Wavier (, fully understand its terms, understand that by participating in this event, you and your guests have given up substantial rights freely and voluntarily without any inducement.