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Doin’ the Big, Fig Newton Canyon (Fast Paced – 3+ mph)

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Doin’ the Big, Fig Newton Canyon (Fast Paced – 3+ mph)

Hoping the trail will dry out a bit. The waterfall should be flowing.

From the Kanan Rd trailhead, we’ll jump on the Backbone Trail for a cruise down into Newton Canyon. On our way there, we’ll cross the creek, pass under an oak canopy, and come out into an opening. At the opening, look toward the sandstone formations in the distance, and we should see a nice flow of water from Upper Newton Falls.

Because of the shortage of daylight, we will only go as far as the fire road, where we will take a quick break and then head back. This is an out and back hike for a total of about 5 miles, with about 900+’ total elevation gain.
Restrictions apply for your safety and ours:

Don’t show up unless you’re on the “Attending” list
Unregistered or waitlisted will be turned away
No “Plus Ones” on this hike
Plan on completing the entire hike or please find an alternative hike that better suits your hiking level.
No dogs allowed.


Exit 101, then go south (toward beaches) on Kanan Road about 8 miles to just before the third tunnel (T1). The parking lot is on the right.

From Pacific Coast Highway, go north on Kanan Dume Road about 4 miles and make a left turn into the parking lot immediately after going through the first tunnel.

Parking is free.

Bring sunscreen, plenty of water, and wear sturdy shoes and a sun hat. Please consider bringing the 10 essentials (.)



The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with other members of the group at all times and help to promote the group’s safety and fitness goals.

Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions.

If you choose to sign up for this or any Weekday Trailblazers Meetup event, you are releasing the Weekday Trailblazers Meetup Group and its organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.

All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Hope you can join me.

Linda L.

December 27 2023


Date: December 27, 2023
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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1720 Kanan Dume Rd

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