🥂 Night Hike – Serrania Ridge to the Water Tank 🍻
Our hike begins at Serrania Ridge, a pocket of parkland on the suburban edge of Woodland Hills. The ridge’s name—and its geography—seem to be in limbo. Serrania Ridge is also called Woodland Ridge. Is it a part of the Santa Monica Mountains? Or is it a part of Chalk Hill to the northeast?
We can contemplate these questions as we roller-coaster up and down–mostly up–partaking views of the Santa Monica mountains rising before us, Calabasas hills to the right of us, Chalk Hill to the left of us and the west San Fernando Valley behind us. After about 1 mile we cross dirt Mulholland and continue on a steep trail to the top of the ridge where we’ll turn onto a service road and head up to the water tank.
🍷🥨Bring snack and drinks to share
NO WHITE LIGHTS – Red and Green lights only. If you don’t have one you can piggy-back off of someone else’s. Here are some recommendations:
Hike is a 3.7-mile lollipop with about 930 ft total ascent. No white lights allowed. Bring a green or red headlamp/light if you have one. If you don’t you can piggy back off mine and the others’
Sunset: 7:21 PM
From the 101 Freeway, take the De Soto exit and head south for 0.7 miles. On the way, De Soto becomes Serrania Avenue. Bear left onto Wells Drive and the park will be almost immediately on your right.
Facilities are available at the trail head (but may be locked?).
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.
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