Past Meetup

Hike At A New Rock Play Park in the West San Fernando Valley

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19 people went

Price: $0.16 /per person

Dayton Canyon Park upper trailhead

24668 Woolsey Canyon Road · West Hills, CA

How to find us

GPS: N 34.23446 W 118.66186 ...trailhead is a half mile uphill of the Summit Mobile Home Park entrance. There is a large boulder along the road. Park there or across the road.

Location image of event venue

Details

Dayton Canyon Park is 240 acres recently given to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy by a builder of homes at the bottom of the canyon.

We will hike down the canyon then back up on mostly a loop trail. It is a rocky trail so expect rutted uneven surfaces...

We will stop to explore rocks and caves and act like monkeys periodically.

The lower part of the canyon is shady. Not so for the rock play areas.

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ALSO: pre-hike lunch at 1:15. Royal Delhi Palace, yummy Indian buffet, $9 plus tax and tip.
Located In between the Ralphs market and the Bay Club at 22323 Sherman Way #11 Canoga Park, CA 91303, Tel:[masked]

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Elevation Gain on the way back is 600 feet

Distance: I don't know. 3 or 4 miles maybe

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

First, get into car.

Second, take 101 Freeway to Valley Circle offramp. Exit and go north. In around 5 miles you will drive through a large undeveloped area (the former Chatsworth reservoir). Turn left onto Woolsey Canyon Road. You will pass a Boeing sign. After about two miles, you will pass two mobile home parks. A half mile past the Summit Mobile home park entrance is a large boulder on the left (south) side of the road. Park car here.

Get out of car. Wait at boulder. Check Facebook and email on phone. The hike starts at 3:10.

LOCATION AND TRAIL MAP:

https://secure.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/7/2/4/0/highres_461009248.jpeg

BELOW: Wooly Blue Curls. They demand to be smelled.

MORE PHOTOS:

https://www.facebook.com/rex.frankel/posts/10213330592366311?pnref=story

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STANDARD USUAL BOILERPLATE MEETUP STUFF:

BRING THREE LITERS OF WATER, SNACKS, HIKING SHOES, A HAT, 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/ ( http://www.meetup.com/terms/ )

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