***I am calling this an "adventure hike" due to ongoing housing development in the area. Some trails will be closed so I am going to make this up as I go along. There might be a little bushwhacking. I've been hiking the trails up here for several years and there is always a way around impediments ;)***
....Here is a description from a previous hike in the area. It will be drier this time but the route will be different....
....Easy-paced 8 mile (appx) loop hike begins at the north end of Canoga Avenue and meanders north through Chatsworth's Deer Lake Highlands and a network of of equestrian trails. From above the highlands we will descend into Echo Canyon creating a loop with Devils Canyon. Devils Canyon with it's spectacular rock formations created 80 million years ago in a marine environment makes for a haunting yet beautiful hike. Live Oak and Willow trees fill the canyon and sandstone geology of the wildest kind is found.
Total elev gain is about 800 ft Bring water, snacks, camera, sunscreen, hat and hiking shoes.
Expect the unexpected on this one and wear long pants
Post Hike Lunch will be at Los Toros Mexican Restaurant - 21743 Devonshire St, Chatsworth, CA (From the trailhead head back down Canoga, make a right on Devonshire. It will be on right after first street.)
Directions to Trailhead
From Simi and the 118: http://tinyurl.com/twinlakes-simi
From Granada Hills and 118: http://tinyurl.com/twinlakes-granada
From Canoga Park/Woodland Hills: Head north on Topanga, Owensmouth or De Soto and turn on Chatsworth St to Canoga and turn north.
Park on north end of Canoga Av under the 118 Fwy
**Do not block any gates or trails with your car**
If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late. If you’re late…don’t bother showing up