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Fossil and Old Boney Trails – Intermediate Hike

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Fossil and Old Boney Trails – Intermediate Hike

Join us on this sweet (maybe not so sweet!) hike that wanders through grasslands and chaparral, down into a canyon, then up to eye-stretching views.

We will follow Sycamore Canyon fire road until it intersects with the Fossil Trail. We will then take the Fossil trail to the Old Boney trail. The Fossil trail features a hunk of fist-sized marine fossils smack dab in the middle of our path- we’ll actually walk on prehistory.

If it’s a clear day, we’ll easily be able to see Santa Cruz Island, as well as the Los Padres Mountain range. When we reach the Old Boney trail, we will make a left and continue on Old Boney until it intersects with the Danielson Fire Road. We will then take the Danielson Fire Road back to the cars.

This hike will be approximately 6.5 miles with an elevation gain of approximately 1700 feet. Bring poles if you favor them.


Exit Ventura Fwy (101) at Lynn Road. Take Lynn Road southwest 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Rancho Sierra Vista entrance (through the stone pillars and arch) is on the left. Drive to the end, and park near the restroom facilities.

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



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.

September 19 2023


Date: September 19, 2023
Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website


Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa

4121 Potrero Rd
Newbury Park,CA91320US

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The Weekday Trailblazers
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