Organizer: Mike Cheng
Location: Rocky Peak Park
Hike Difficulty: Moderate, Level 4/10
Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1050'
Time: 3 hours
Trail condition: Mostly on fire road
Water: 2 liters (4 bottles)
Dog: Ok on leash
Parking: Public parking, Adventure Pass is not necessary
Direction: The trail head is accessible from 118 freeway at Rocky Peak Overpass. Parking is limited at the trail head (Do not block the fire gate). Overflow parking is available across the freeway bridge.
What to bring: hat, sunscreen, hiking shoes, snacks, water, the usual stuff. I am not your mom.
Optional Lunch: Old Santa Susana Cafe, 1555 Kuehner Dr., Simi Valley, CA 93063, Tel:[masked] (at the north-east corner of the Kuenher Dr and Katherine Rd intersection. It is on the left hand side just before Katherine Rd.)
This is the first of a series of 3 hikes that will take us from Rocky Peak, Castle Peak to Eagle Rock.
This is a social hike for fun-loving people.
This hike will take us to vista points off the usual path.
Rocky Peak, located in Rocky Peak Park, is the third-highest point in the Santa Susana Mountains, and overlooks the San Fernando Valley and Chatsworth, the Simi Hills, and the Simi Valley in Southern California. The peak, which is 2,715 feet (828 m) in elevation, sits on the Los Angeles County–Ventura County line.
Rocky Peak Park stretches from the 118 freeway five miles northward to Las Llajas Canyon, and forms the most critical wildlife habitat linkage between the Simi Hills and the Santa Susana Mountains. Spectacular sandstone boulders, outcroppings, oak savannahs, and perennial water sources provide diverse habitat for birds, mammals, and reptiles.
Release of Liability:
The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.
By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.
In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: http://www.meetup.com/terms/