10th Annual Chatsworth Halloween Hike – Day Version
I’ll be handing out free hiking snacks on this hike.
We’ve been doing this one in Chatsworth/Twin Lakes since 2009. It’s the scariest hike this side of Transylvania!
Due to ongoing development in the area our exact path is unknown at this time, but I estimate it to be about 5 miles with 1000′ elevation gain. I will have more accurate figures after pre-scouting the area.
Hike is rated MEDIUM due to terrain. See Hike Ratings Guide here
Costumes are optional: https://amzn.to/2n5iZyX
Video from 2014
…..A group of innocent hikers, unaware of what waits beyond the next switchback…..
Chatsworth E-Riders Sprucing up Boot Hill in 2014. Its a ghoulish job but someone has to do it.
You’ll lose your head on this hike
R.I.P. Jennifer North
Part of the hike will be on little-used trails. Long pants would be nice for some short segments, but not required for hike. Wear hiking shoes or boots. Expect the unexpected.
We have a night version also — check it out here: https://www.hikingwithdean.com/event/10th-annual-chatsworth-halloween-hike-night-version/
Parking Locations: https://goo.gl/ECRFm7
Advice – avoid the Twin Lakes neighborhood roads. Use major arteries to get to Topanga and Poema
Check out the map and familiarize yourself with the destination and neighborhood. Carpooling is recommended (see Warner Center Park and Ride).
Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.
Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.
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