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Shake Canyon to Campgrounds and part of PCT (Lake Hughes area)

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Shake Canyon to Campgrounds and part of PCT (Lake Hughes area)

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DESCRIPTION: Initial challenging climb up a canyon with a running stream to an old Campground, then a long fire road to top, then a long section of the PCT back down to the Canyon for the descent down the mountain. Lollipop style. Portions of this hike were burned in the Lake Fire. Excellent views of Tehachapi and the Mojave Desert.

Hike leader volunteers: Gary Sande, Paul Huskey
Meet: at trailhead at 8:00 am, departure at 8:15 am sharp. Trailhead
Distance: 7 miles
Elevation gain: 1200 ft
Time: ~ 3.5 hours hiking with one snack break
Conditioning: you need to be in generally good physical condition
Dogs: not recommended, due to excessive amounts of poison oak & poodle dog bush, and a narrow canyon climb in and out of the mountain.
No restrooms – so plan accordingly.
Adventure Pass: Not Required


  • There are many areas that have Poison Oak and in certain areas a LOT of Poodle Dog bush – but it is all avoidable if you are observant and careful!
  • There are sections of narrow trail with adjacent steep drop offs. Bring Poles.

ESSENTIAL GEAR: You will be emailed a full list of Recommended Hiking Gear, but these are essential for this hike”

  • Hiking shoes/boots and Poles.
  • Layers recommended. Temps are getting colder!
  • Snacks and 2+ liters of water and electrolytes or salt tablets; camera, hat and sunscreen.
  • Long pants, and fully covered arms recommended. Technu is a good precaution.
  • Bug nets highly recommended – lots of bugs!
  • Appropriate hiking gear and survival essentials recommended.

**THIS HIKE RANKING: Level 3 (Intermediate – see chart below)**:
HIKE RANKING SCALE – Consider your capabilities before RSVP’ing for a hike to ensure you are properly conditioned for a hike:
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


  1. Now using “What3Words”: What3Words is a combination of 3 words that will give a precise location on a map and allow you to navigate to that location. Instead of providing driving directions from this point forward, we’ll provide a What3Words 3-word phrase. Just click on the link to open a map to the trailhead location, and select Select “Navigate” to it using Google Maps, Apple Maps to get driving directions from your location. We highly recommend you download What3Words to your cell phone – it’s an extremely valuable tool to help you if you get lost or separated from others to tell others precisely where you are.
    What3Words Link to Upper Shake Campground Trailhead location:
  2. GPS Coordinates are (34.70222740175785, -118.52371637472946) – you can plug this into Google Maps to navigate to the trailhead.
  3. 20895-21033 Pine Canyon Rd, Lake Hughes, CA 93532

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.

We will email you a Recommended Hiking and Survival Gear List to review, and a GPS map of this trail that you can import into the GAIA app on your cell phone. We highly recommend GAIA and What3Words be installed on your cell phones!

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

December 03 2023


Date: December 3, 2023
Time: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website


21033 Pine Canyon Rd

21033 Pine Canyon Rd
Lake Hughes,CA93532US

+ Google Map


Santa Clarita Community Hiking Club
Website: Visit Organizer Website


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

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