Past Meetup

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

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Sage Ranch

1 Black Canyon Road · Simi Valley, CA

How to find us

Meet at dirt parking lot next to Woolsey Canyon Road--See sign "SAGE RANCH PARK"

Location image of event venue

Details

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. The first loop is walking on rocks a lot, and there is one short section where you get to use your hands a bit. 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 10 am at Cave of the Munits and Castle Peak and is separately posted)

ELEVATION GAIN: not much, about 100 to 200 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:

http://photos2.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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