Our hike will start at Caballero Canyon in Tarzana, the old stomping grounds of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Although the trail starts on the fringes of the San Fernando Valley, it quickly escapes into the peace and quiet of The Big Wild. The typical Caballero Canyon hike is a little too short for us so we wil be extending it into Upper Rustic Canyon by way of the little-known -- and hence little-used -- Bee Tree Trail. This will be about a 6.5 mile loop with moderate elevation gain with a short strenuous section.
Here we are back in June 2007 at the Caballero Canyon trail head. We've been doing this one for a long time!
We should all know by now what a "liitle-known" and "little-used" trail can look like, right? There will be some scraggly sections so long pants is recommended if you have sensitive ankles/shins. Trekking pole can come in handy on a couple of short and rugged sections.
Caballero Canyon trailhead is on east side of Reseda Blvd 2 miles south of the 101 and across the street from Braemar Country Club. Parking on street is OK.
Take the 101 Freeway and exit at Reseda Blvd. Go south on Reseda towards Tarzana for approximately 2.2 miles.
Bring lugsoles, 2 qt water, snacks, sunscreen, hat