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Los Pinetos Trail

DESCRIPTION: SOMETHING NEW AND DIFFERENT FROM YOUR FAVORITE HIKING CLUB – WEEKDAY HIKES! This hike is all gain to the top (especially the heart thumping first mile) and downhill all the way back. We climb on single track through beautiful chapparal (toyan, california bay, yuccas and oaks). Eventually after a mile of oak forest and green ferns, we emerge on the Santa Clara Truck trail at Wilson Saddle. There is also a restroom at the saddle and a picnic table. Please note we’ll be keeping the group smaller as we won’t have a sweep so will need to stay together.

Hike leader volunteers: Tim R.
Meet: Los Pinetos Trailhead at 7:45 am, departure at 8:00 am sharp (Apr 11).
Distance: Approximately 7.1 miles.
Elevation gain: Approximately 1,827 feet.
Time: Approximately 3.5 hours hiking including a snack break.
Conditioning: You need to be in generally good physical condition.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.
Restrooms: None.
Adventure Pass: Not required.

IMPORTANT NOTES: We’ll hike at a brisk pace and ask everyone to stay with the group for a friendly and safe outing. There are no expected stream crossings, exposures, bugs or other warnings. As always, people may slip and fall, encounter poison oak, rattlesnakes, etc. on this hike. This event may be cancelled due to inclement weather before or at the start of the hike.

· Hiking boots and poles.
· Clothing layers recommended.
· Snacks and 2+ liters of water and electrolytes or salt tablets.
· Hat and sunscreen.

Additional Hiking and Survival Gear Recommendations (link)

THIS HIKE RANKING: Level 3, Intermediate (see chart below).
Please only sign up to attend hikes that are consistent with your ability. Based on your hiking during the last 90 days, how would you score on the CHC Hike rating scale of one to five assuming a brisk pace?

1) Beginner: 1-3 miles, less than 500 feet elevation gain.
2) Beginner/Intermediate: 1-7 miles, less than 700 feet elevation gain.
3) Intermediate: 5-10 miles, 1000-2000 feet elevation gain.
4) Intermediate/Advanced: 7-12 miles, up to 3000 feet elevation gain.
5) Advanced: 10-17 miles, 3000 feet or more elevation gain.

Walker Ranch Trailhead:
19798 Placerita Canyon Rd, Newhall, CA 91321

Driving Directions (link)

We highly recommend the AllTrails app be installed on your cell phones and/or you print a copy of the trail map so you can personally navigate the trail if you need to.

GPS Trail Map (link for downloadable mobile version)

The Community Hiking Club is a Non-Profit 501C3 organization. We rely on donations to continue sponsoring hikes like this. Please contribute by donating via: Cash contribution (at each hike), or via Zelle at 6617135610; or via Venmo at: @Heidi-Webber-5

When you sign up for this event, you are releasing Community Hiking Club from any liability or responsibility with your participation in this group activity. While safety is a priority for everyone in the group, hiking can be inherently risky. By participating in any posted event, you are assuming responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Community Hiking Club (CHC) Meetup Group and its organizers and hike leaders are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in our events. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any Community Hiking Club Meetup events, you are releasing the Community Hiking Club Meetup Group and Hike Leaders from all liability in case of possible injuries or death as stated in paragraph 6.2 of the Meetup “Terms of Service” located on the bottom of the Meetup website. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. If you sign up for this hike, you are verifying that this hike is within your abilities.

April 11 2024


Date: April 11
Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website


19798 Placerita Canyon Rd

19798 Placerita Canyon Rd

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Santa Clarita Community Hiking Club
Website: Visit Organizer Website


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Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.

Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.

The Organizers and members of Hiking With Dean are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Hiking With Dean Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities per our ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND LIABILITY WAIVER and Section 6.2 of the Terms of Service.