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Flash Hike: HWD Ranch – Mormon Canyon (Rain or Shine)

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Flash Hike: HWD Ranch – Mormon Canyon (Rain or Shine)

Another HWD Original!

See also https://www.hikingwithdean.com/event/hwd-ranch-mormon-canyon-loop-2/ for more details

The HWD Ranch is located within the stunning Hidden Creeks parkland near the confluence of Browns Creek and Mormon Creek. The parkland provides a key migration corridor and perennial water source to a full complement of large mammals including black bear, mountain lion, mule deer, bobcat, American badger, grey fox, long-tailed weasel, ring-tailed cat, and the endangered California Condor.

Nature won’t be the only thing we’ll experience. We may get a chance to meet Ferdinand, a bull that roams the area and a couple of wild horses. There are lots of old artifacts to explore along the way, including old ranch houses, abandoned ranch vehicles, a dam and much more! So expect a lot of stops along the way.

HIKE IS 5-6 MILES WITH ABOUT 800 FT TOTAL ASCENT AND IS RATED EASY+. See the hike rating guide

DIRECTIONS:
Head toward the map pin using Google Map. You are going to park in a turnout on Brown’s Canyon Rd on either side of driveway to old Misty Hollow Ranch – now owned by MRCA

See the HWD website for more details and pics

There is an old for-sale sign post. You can park in turnout immediately before or immediately after that. We’ll meet in the driveway by that signpost

April 04 2024

Details

Date: April 4
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website

Venue

Misty Hollow Ranch – HWD

12080 Browns Canyon Rd
Chatsworth,ca91311US

+ Google Map

Organizer

Hiking With Dean
Website: Visit Organizer Website

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