Our loopy hike will begin at the Vanowen St trail head for El Escorpión Park. We’ll head west along a dry creek until we enter the Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Preserve where we turn south toward Ahmanson Ranch. We’ll soon arrive at our destination atop a peak overlooking the West San Fernando Valley
Hike will be appx 3.75 miles total with about 600 feet total ascent.
Hike is rated MEDIUM due to terrain. See the hike rating guide here: https://www.hikingwithdean.com/hike-rating-guide/
This hike is suitable for fit beginners
Bring some adult beverages to share and food for yourself (or share). Please bring your own cups and plates.
👉NO WHITE LIGHTS ALLOWED ON HIKE. Green and/or red lights are ok (but lights will probably not be needed since the area will be well lit by the moon). If you require a white light then this hike is not for you. Get one of these and stuff it into your backpack for future night hikes. https://amzn.to/2E9Fb30. (emergencies excepted, of course)
🍺🍹 Don’t forget to bring something cold to drink for the peak top
NOTE: YOU SHOULD WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS IMPOSSIBLE OR IMPRACTICAL. BRINGING A MASK OR FACE COVERING IS MANDATORY FOR ATTENDING THIS HIKE.
Sunset: 7:17 pm
Moonrise: 7:30 pm (99.0% full)
Go to the west end of Vanowen St and park on street
From the 101 freeway exit Valley Circle Boulevard. Head north to Vanowen St. Turn left. Park on street near the end of Vanowen
From the 118: exit Topanga Canyon, go south, turn right on Vanowen St
Note: Due to the lockdown and time of day it is probably ok to park in the little strip mall there