Past Meetup

Unique Rock Series 4: Castle Peak - Cave of Munits - Stunning 360 View (Repeat)

Hosted by Los Angeles Hiking Group

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Organizer: Mike Cheng

Hike assistant: Adelina and Russ

Safety detail: Mike S.

Location: Cave of the Munits trail head

Hike Difficulty: Moderate, mostly Level 4/10 (Cave climbing is a part of this hike.)

Distance: 3 miles

Elevation Gain: 700'

Time: 3 hours

Trail condition: Single file trail (We will climb up the 100 feet chimney cave.)

Water: Minimum 1 liter (2 bottles)

Dog: No dog

Toilette: None

Parking: Residential street parking

Direction: The trail head is at 24477 Vanowen Street, West Hills, CA 91307. It is accessible from 101 and 118 freeway via Topanga Canyon Blvd and Vanowen St.

What to wear: hat, short sleeve shirt, long pants and hiking boots. Gloves are not recommended. (Absolutely no tennis shoes)

What to bring: sunscreen, snacks, water, and the usual stuff. No hiking pole.

Lunch afterward: We will meet at the corner of Vanowen St. and Fallbrook Ave. (Northeast corner of the Fallbrook Mall), and have lunch at the Tikka Grill. It has the best Yelp review among the 4 restaurants around this corner, and the price is quite reasonable.

Due to overwhelming demand, this is a repeat of the Castle Peak - Cave of Munits hike.

This is a social hike for fun-loving people.

The 'Cave of Munits' is a large cave on the side of Escorpión Peak within the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve.

The cave is important because stories about its significance are still known by Chumash people today. According to oral history, this cave was the home of a very powerful shaman who eventually met his end after murdering the son of a politically important chief. Cumash culture was here for 10,000 years.

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