This hike starts in the Rancho Sierra Vista Trailhead parking lot, and traverses the Satwiwa area, climbs to the old windmill, and then continues up, up, and up to a beautiful view of the upper Sycamore Canyon and Hidden Valley. We’ll loop around the hill at the top, then zig-zag our way back down the hill to the cars.
We may encounter cattle at the top, or at least “evidence” of their presence 🙂
Surprisingly, there are a number of wildflowers still in bloom, even now well after the landscape usually turns golden brown.
Please review the revised guidelines to participate in our hikes. Restrictions apply for your safety and ours:
- Don’t show up unless you’re on the “Attending” list
- No “Plus Ones” on this hike. If you want to bring someone along, have them sign up, and make sure they’re aware of, and agree to, these restrictions.
- Plan on completing the entire hike at a 2.5 mph pace or please find an alternative hike that better suits your hiking level.
- All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
- No dogs.
Directions: From the 101 in Thousand Oaks, exit at Lynn Road and drive 5.5 miles southwest. Enter the National Recreation Area and drive all the way to the end. We will meet in the parking lot near the vault toilets. Google Maps directions are inaccurate in this area – read and follow these instead.
DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:
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, its organizers, and sponsors from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.