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Chivo Canyon – Intermediate

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Chivo Canyon – Intermediate

4.25 miles, 1200′ gain, intermediate

We start with a 1/4 mile walk from where we park along Cottonwood Dr, to the trail head. There we make a left and take a relatively flat section and hike for about 3/4 mile. We’ll come to the same tar pits as the Tapo Canyon tar pit hike, and then continue for another 300 feet to a fire road.

We’ll turn right and work our way up the fire road for about 1/2 mile, and make a right at the split. Then it’s a steady climb for a mile to a flat spot on the top of the hill. We’ll have a social event there 30-60 minutes. Please bring food and drink to share.

We’ll continue straight and down for 1/4 mile, and turn left at the junction. Then we’ll follow the course of the trail for another 1.5 miles of mostly downhill until we arrive back at the trailhead.

Finally, another 1/4 mile walk along Cottonwood Drive back to our cars.

There is a map of the route posted with this event.

5079 Westwood St.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Park on the street.

The Hike
Distance: 4.25 miles
Elevation Gain: 1200′
Difficulty: Easy Intermediate
Pace: 2.0 mph
Dogs: Yes.
Restrooms: No.
Drinking Fountains: No
Parking: Free, along the neighborhood streets.
Trail: Single Track, Double Track, and fire road.
Purpose: Social

What to Bring
1-2 liters of water.
Snacks and/or beverages to share
Hiking shoes preferred, but athletic shoes will be OK.
Flashlight or headlamp.

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April 18 2023


Date: April 18, 2023
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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5079 Westwood St

5079 Westwood St
Simi Valley,CA93063US

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