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Potrero – All paved – Easy Intermediate

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Potrero – All paved – Easy Intermediate

5.75 miles, 700′ gain. Easy Intermediate.
Do not park on Potrero else risk getting a ticket. You need a permit to park on this street.

This hike is a great trail when it might be muddy because almost the entire hike is on an asphalt path through a huge state park (> 20 sq miles).

There is an extended incline on the return.

Since the elevation gain is low and the route is paved, we’ll be likely hiking a little faster than typical. It’s a little more than 8 miles to go all the way to the ocean.

At the 2.9 mile mark, we’ll find a picnic table 350′ off to the side, where we’ll stop and have a social event for about an hours before heading back the way we came. There are no turns on this hike, so as long as you stay on the asphalt path, you really can’t get lost.

Directions
4161 Potrero Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
34.156636, -118.962989

Note that when turning left at the dead end to continue on Potrero Rd., the sign at the intersection will say S. Reina. It is that name if you go right. But we go to the left, so it is a continuation of Potrero Rd.

From the west: 101-S, Exit 48B Wendy Dr., turn right.
From the east: 101-N, Exit 47C Wendy Dr., turn left.
South on Wendy Dr. until it deadends at Potrero Rd.
Right on Potrero Rd. for 0.5 miles.
Left to stay on Potrero Rd. (it is Reino if you turn right) for 0.5 miles.
Turn right on Pinehill Ave. and park.

Walk 800 feet back to the intersection of Potrero Rd. and Big Sycamore Canyon Rd.
Do not park on Potrero Rd.

The Hike
Distance: 5.9 miles.
Gain: 700′, mostly on the return.
Distribution: The return section has an extended incline.
Difficulty: Easy Intermediate.
Shape: Out and Back.
Pace: 2.0 mph.
Trail Type: Asphalt path.
Trail Variations: Rolling stroll with an extended incline.
Duration: 3.5 hours.
Dogs: Yes.
Restrooms: Yes, along the way at the start.
Drinking Fountains: Yes, along the way at the start.
Parking: Free along Pinehill Ave. No parking on Potrero, it is for residents with a permit only.

What to bring: 1 liter of water for every 3 miles.
Snacks and/or beverages to share
Hiking shoes preferred, but athletic shoes will be OK.
Flashlight or headlamp.

Hosting
Route: The host knows the route. A pic of the route has been posted as part of this description.
Navigation: Host memory, enhanced by GPS navigation as needed.

Hike type: Social.
We won’t be hiking at a fast pace because this is a social hike, not a conditioning hike. There is nothing wrong with stopping, even if it means every 50 steps.

This hike is out-and-back on an asphalt path, While it will be acceptable to split from the group moving faster, slower, or otherwise at your own pace, keep in mind if you get ahead, you must know where we are stopping.

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November 15 2022

Details

Date: November 15, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

4161 Potrero Rd

4161 Potrero Rd
Thousand Oaks,CA91320US

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