10th Annual Chatsworth Halloween Hike – Saturday Night Version
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 4 miles with 700′ elevation gain. I will have more accurate figures after pre-scouting the area.
Costumes are optional: https://amzn.to/2n5iZyX
I don’t have many night photos but enjoy this video from Halloween 2014
Don’t forget to check out the daytime extended version of the hike
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. If you are not an experienced hiker this hike may not be for you.
NO WHITE LIGHTS – Red and Green lights only. If you don’t have one you can tailgate off of someone else’s. Here are some recommendations:
Take 101 or 118 to Topanga and head to the north end. Make a left on Poema and park at curb. We meet at the Bella Vista entrance
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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