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Red Rock Ramble – a Gentler Hike. 5.25 miles, 1000′

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Red Rock Ramble – a Gentler Hike. 5.25 miles, 1000′

Let’s reacquaint ourselves with the spectacular rock formations and beautiful scenery in Red Rock Canyon, between Topanga and Calabasas. This hike is 5.25 miles and 1,000′ total feet of gain, loss, gain, loss, gain, and loss :-). [See the photos for more scenery]; A map of our route is in the Photos and on GaiaGPS.

The main route is on a fire road, but we will take a side trail to a rock formation (above) at the top of a trail with somewhat loose rock, so be sure the tread on your shoes is in good shape. Trekking poles may be helpful.

Exit 101 onto Las Virgenes, and drive south to Mulholland. Turn left on Mulholland and pass the headquarters of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area at King Gillette Ranch, and continue until the (somewhat obscure) right hand turn onto Stunt Road. Pull off and park on either the left or right side at mile marker 1.0.
There is a porta-potty at the trailhead and water available on the route.

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. You agree that you can navigate back to your transportation by yourself, and agree to do so if you fall behind and lose track of the main body of hikers.

By now you should know the guidelines to participate in our morning hikes. Please review them before you sign up for the hike. And just in case, here are some highlights and a link to the guidelines:

Restrictions apply for your safety and ours:

  • Don’t show up unless you’re on the “Attending” list
  • Unregistered or waitlisted will be turned away
  • No “Plus Ones” on this hike
  • Plan on completing the entire hike or please find an alternative hike that better suits your hiking level.
  • No dogs on this hike
  • Bring ample hydration and electrolytes
  • All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by an adult
October 26 2023


Date: October 26, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 11:15 am
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website


Stunt Road

Stunt Rd

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The Weekday Trailblazers
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.