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LA JOLLA VALLEY LOOP AND LUNCH

  • Feb 9, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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PLEASE READ THE DIRECTIONS IF YOU WANT TO FIND US.

Hey Everyone,

This spectacular hike does a loop around the base of Mugu Peak and through La Jolla Valley. This hike is intended for intermediate and advanced hikers, it's not suitable for beginners.

The first part of the hike climbs almost 900 feet in the first .7 miles, that means it's STEEP! After that, the hike meanders through spectacular grasslands in the La Jolla Valley and down into part of the canyon. Then it's another climb up out of the canyon floor, skirting just below the ridgeline as we take in views of the Pacific ocean and loop our way back down to the parking lot. Afterwards, let's grab a bite to eat at Pho Saigon, where they have yummy Vietnamese dishes at great prices!

DISTANCE: approx. 6 miles

ELEV GAIN/LOSS: approx. 900 ft

DURATION: approx. 3 hours not including lunch

DIRECTIONS:

Coming from Camarillo/Ventura/Potrero Canyon take Las Posas Road to PCH and head south/east (towards Los Angeles) and drive approx 2 miles until you see the large, orange tower on your right. The trailhead dirt parking lot is directly across the street from that tower.

Coming from Los Angeles, take PCH west/north and cross into Ventura County. As soon as you pass Mugu Rock, look for the orange tower on your left, about 10.8 miles north of Decker Road and the trailhead parking lot is directly across the street from that tower.

PHO SAIGON

826 N Ventura Rd Port Hueneme, CA 93041

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  • Sharie

    A bit hilly at first, but the amazing views made if worth the climb!

    February 9, 2013

  • Katya

    Spectacular weather, trail, company and yummy Pho afterwards! Thanks for coming ladies!

    February 9, 2013

  • Katya

    Just a head's up, don't bring anything valuable to the trailhead that you'd leave in your car. This trailhead has been known to attract thieves who break into cars.

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, didn't get enough sleep last night :p

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work. My hubby and I tried to hike to Mugu Peak the other day and didn't quite make it up Chumash Trail. It was definitely hard.

    February 6, 2013

    • Katya

      It's a tough one for sure Lysa!

      February 7, 2013

  • Katya

    Hi Vicky, this is a strenuous hike and not recommended for beginners. I know you're fit but this one may be a challenge for you. I suggest you bring a friend to come with you if you decide to do it so you aren't laeft alone. Elev gain is almost 1000 ft in under a mile the first part of the hike.

    February 5, 2013

  • Vicky R.

    Katya, How difficult is this one? Yes I rtfd but I want your input. I just 6 miles Sunday for my race walking training and I've kept up on the other hikes. Do you think I'm up for this one?

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im gonna miss this one also. My sis and I are going to a big psychic convention down in LA! Have fun!!

    February 4, 2013

  • Vicky R.

    thanks for your input ill catch you on the next hike

    February 3, 2013

  • Tanja

    Enjoy, it's a beautiful hike and great views…

    February 3, 2013

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