Past Meetup

Wildwood Park - Paradise Falls - and Beyond

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Wildwood Park

928 W. Avenida de los Arboles · Thousand Oaks, CA

How to find us

Meet at eastern end of parking lot near trees and boulders

Location image of event venue

Details

With two waterfalls, scenic volcanic outcroppings, a variety of hiking trails, several pleasant picnic areas, and abundant open space, Wildwood Park is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby city.

Some of the highlights along the way:

(Note: I don't have an exact route planned yet but hike is estimated to be an 8 - 10 mile loop with up to 3,000' total ascent. It will include trails I haven't done in a long time, have never done and some many don't even know exist! We'll also be walking through some neighborhoods to link up trails that are ignored by other groups).

Indian Creek
There will be stairs (sort of)!
Gold Canyon
Fort Wildwood Site
Lynnmere
Eagle Point
Skunk Hollow
Paradise Falls (of course)
A Teepee

Moonridge

About Wildwood Fort: Built in 1967 it was torn down in 2009 as an "attractive nuisance." If you were a kid growing up in TO it was paradise

For a bit of history visit the HWD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hikingwithdean/

To get there we'll have to climb these steps -- there are 76 of them

Here is a creek fed by Paradise Falls. There will be a couple of creek crossings on this hike. We might get our feet wet on one of them -- you've been warned!

Lizard Rock - We won't be going here haha

Along the Lynnmere Trail. This one is from our 2009 hike. It appears to be facing north with Mont Cleff Ridge in the background

No beginners, experienced hikers only

Directions:

Take either Lynn Rd or the 23 to Avenida de los Arboles. Turn west to the end of the road. Parking lot is on the left. Meet on eastern end of parking lot by the trees