Past Meetup

Upper Sycamore Canyon & Fossil Trail

Hosted by So Cal Happy Hour Backpacking

Public group

This Meetup is past

6 people went

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa Culture Center

4710 W Potrero Rd · Thousand Oaks, CA

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The hike: The Upper Sycamore Canyon & Fossil Trail hike as planned is a moderate hike of about 8 miles beginning at the Satwiwa Culture Center. We will take the Big Sycamore Canyon trail South to the bottom of the hill where we will turn left and follow the trail parallel to the streambed for a short distance to the Fossil Trail. We will ascend the Fossil trail to the Old Boney Trail, turn left and continue to the Danielson Fire Road where we will bear to the right and head to the Danielson Monument where we will have a short snack/lunch break before returning to the nature center via the Danielson Fire Road. The total elevation gain is about 1800ft. Click here for additional information about the Satwiwa Cultural Center:

This hike is cross-posted with Earlybird Hiking - if you are a member of both Meetups, please RSVP to only one.

Directions: From the Los Angeles area take the 101 freeway north to Newbury Park in Ventura County. Exit at Wendy Drive. Turn left onto Wendy and continue to Lynn Road. Turn right onto Lynn and continue to Via Goleta. Turn left onto Via Goleta and continue to the last parking area. Walk the short distance on the trail to the center. We will meet at the Satwiwa Cultural Center – not in the parking lot - please allow extra time to walk the 1/4 mile to the Nature Center.

What to bring: Comfortable hiking shoes, sun screen, ample water, a snack or sandwich for a break at the Danielson Monument.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding this hike, you may e-mail me at [masked]. I may have some carpool space from Pasadena/Altadena area or the Universal City Red Line station – contact me if you are interested.

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