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Santa Ynez Canyon Park & Parker Mesa Overlook - Intermediate

Join us for a great loop hike on the west side which includes both Parker Mesa Overlook (see photo) and Santa Ynez Canyon Park.

Difficulty: Intermediate
This hike is not appropriate for a beginner hiker or someone who is "out of shape" as there is a long steep incline. We will also keep a good pace. If you are unsure if this is something you are ready for, please contact me (Stein).

The Plan:
We'll meet by the trail information board at the end of the Vereda De La Montura Street (see photo) at about 9:45 AM, do some stretching and introductions etc. and get started at 10:00 AM sharp.

The trail head you see is where we will come down at the end of the hike. We'll start heading west down a lesser known trail that will take us up to Parker Mesa Overlook. From there we'll head up the fire road to Trippet Ranch and down the Santa Ynez Trail to where we started. At Parker Mesa Overlook we'll take a break and have some lunch/snacks.

After the hike let's grab some food in the area. Suggestions are welcome.

About 8 miles.

Time Required:
I expect about 4 hours or so.

What To Bring:
- Hiking boots or trail running shoes
- Hydration system (best) or bottle with water or Gatorade etc.
- Sun screen
- Sun glasses
- Some food/snacks for lunch
- Cell phone
- Consider hat
- Consider bug spray
- Consider camera

Click here for Google directions to the meeting spot.

There should be enough parking on the street before the trail head.

No Shows:
It is inconsiderate to the organizer and anyone on the waiting list to RSVP and not show up, therefore I am registering no-shows. For this event you need to change your RSVP to "No" minimum 1 hour before the start of the event. If you have multiple no-shows on your record you may not be admitted to events where there are people on the waiting list.

As event organizers we assume absolutely no responsibility for you on our hikes. We are simply "hiking buddies", nothing more. If you choose to participate on any of our hikes you assume all responsibility for yourself and agree not to hold us liable in any way. Make sure you do not participate on a hike you do not feel capable of doing without putting yourself or your health at risk. If in any doubt, please research the event further and/or contact organizers.

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  • Rana k.

    Any one coming close from pasadena/highland park? Who would I call if I got late and want to catchup?

    December 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'm on the waiting list. hope to receive an email or text by early tomorrow morning 6am-ish indicating whether or not i may participate. i have a long drive so appreciate the early notice. thank u!

    December 7, 2012

  • George

    If there is a waitlist for this, I'd like to sign up.

    November 29, 2012

    • Stein

      Opps, sorry, it was deactivated by mistake. It's active now

      November 29, 2012

    • George


      November 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Stein, I haven't hiked in a while, do you think I can do this one?

    November 27, 2012

    • Stein

      Yes of course. Being an advanced level cyclist this will be easy for you.

      November 27, 2012

  • Stein

    Please pay attention to the meeting spot. We're NOT taking the regular trail up to Parker Mesa Overlook starting at the end of Los Liones.

    November 27, 2012

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