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Sage Ranch rock park, 2 loops (A new eastern loop, plus the usual west loop)

A trek along the new eastern loop among the rocks that overlook the San Fernando Valley, followed by the usual 2  1/2 mile western loop trail. First loop is walking on rocks a lot. Nothing too wild except the picture you see below, which is optional if you don't like cool ledges. Loop #2 is all civilized trail.

 

(This is Part 2 of a scenic rocks double-header: Hike #1 is at 9 am at Cave of the Munits and Castle Peak and is separately posted)

 

ELEVATION GAIN: not much, about 100 feet on each loop

NO ROPES ARE REQUIRED--KIND OF LIKE MY TREKS TO VASQUEZ ROCKS PARK

Dogs are allowed here on leash

 

 

(BELOW: optional ledge climb--only for the bravest)

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD: from Valley Circle Blvd. in the West San Fernando Valley, go uphill 2 miles on Woolsey canyon road and at top of hill, turn right at Sage Ranch sign, and the parking lot is on the left in 1/4 mile. Park in dirt lot next to the road. Parking is free here. (If you drive up the road inside the park to the top, you have to pay to park there. So don't unless you like giving the government your money)

 

MAP LINK TO TRAILHEAD AND PARKING: "A" is the parking lot

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.23739,-118.65874&z=15&t=M&marker0=34.24128%2C-118.67172%2C4.1%20km%20WxNW%20of%20Chatsworth%20Reservoir%20CA

 

A PRINTABLE TRAILS, PARK BOUNDARY AND TOPO MAP IS HERE:

https://a248.e.akamai.net/secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/b/5/7/4/highres_77746452.jpeg

NOTE, THE EASTERN LOOP IS A BIT LONGER THAN ON THIS MAP, AS I'VE EXPLORED MORE OF THE EASTERN MESA SINCE MAKING THIS MAP

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THE USUAL STUFF:

 

BRING ALL THE USUAL STUFF, I'M NOT YOUR MOM....

Bring lunch, clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), lots of water--2-3 liters, hat, comfy shoes, snacks, all your troubles..., camera, etc

 

LEGAL STUFF:  by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

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FOR MY HIKE WEBSITE:

http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com/p/list-of-hikes-i-lead.html

 

You can also see my blog at http://rare-earth-news.blogspot.com for stories on new parkland purchases and other environmental battles, like the recent addition to Vasquez Rocks park.

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