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Chivo Tar Pits lollipop – Easy Intermediate with easy option

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Chivo Tar Pits lollipop – Easy Intermediate with easy option

4.75 miles, 700′ gain, easy-intermediate.
Option for 3 miles, 300′ gain, easy. 30 minute wait while group completes the loop back to this spot.

This is a new route using segments from the Chivo Canyon and Tapo Canyon tar pit hikes. It is slightly easier than the Chivo Canyon hike.

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 left and make a gradual climb for 1 mile, about 450′ of incline. At the top, we’ll go straight and head back down for 3/4 mile, stopping for a social event for 30-60 minutes when we arrive at the next junction. Please bring food and drink to share (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879772).

Next we’ll turn back and head the way we came down a mostly flat section for about a mile until we arrive back at the trail head. Then another 1/4 mile walk along Cottonwood Drive back to our cars.

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

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

The Hike:
Distance: 4.75 miles, option for 3 miles.
Elevation Gain: 700′, option for 300′.
Difficulty: Easy Intermediate (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879781).
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 (https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/messages/boards/thread/50879772).
Hiking shoes preferred, but athletic shoes will be OK.
Flashlight or headlamp. The last 30 minutes may get dark.

Disclaimer / Release of Liability:
https://www.meetup.com/Hiking-Plus/pages/29622459/Is_Hiking_Dangerous/

November 18 2021

Details

Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website

Venue

5091 Westwood St

5091 Westwood St
Simi Valley, CA 93063 US

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Organizer

Hiking Plus
Website: Visit Organizer Website

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