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Simi for a Three Canyons Adventure – (aka The Dinosaurs & Dams Dogbone)

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Simi for a Three Canyons Adventure – (aka The Dinosaurs & Dams Dogbone)

Join us on a fun stroll through the Simi foothills after all our recent rains… visiting THREE of the prettiest little unique canyons in Eastern Ventura County. Specially chosen trails are an eclectic mix of single-track, double-track, deer-track, ranch-road, fire-road, creek-bottom, rain-drain & spill-way 🙂

This dogbone-shaped Easier Intermediate route will take us on roughly 1200′ of Elevation Elation over this twisting & turning 7-mile Adventure.

We’ll visit some interesting Sites & Sights.. including a lovely wander through & above the Las Llajas Debris Dam Basin.. a Jurassic Jaunt to the Ta’apu Tribal Tarpits.. a charming Chivo/Marr creekside meander.. a breath-catching stop at the new TipTopToyon Bench– for expansive views of the Iceman’s Plunge & Rocky Peak Ridgelines.. a dappled-sunlight stroll under & through the Coastal Oaks Canyon canopy.. and finishing off with a snaky stumble up the Serpentine Stairs… and then a final ridge-line ramble back to our cars. A perfect morning.

Exit 118 at Yosemite Ave… and drive north 1.2 miles to Evening Sky Drive, observing all speed limits and stop signs (traffic enforcement can be enthusiastic in this neighborhood). Turn right on Evening Sky Drive.. proceed slowly over the several residential speed-bumps for about 1/2 mile… and watch for the Las Llajas Trailhead on the left (there is a small kiosk).

At or past trailhead, do a U-turn and park on the same side of the street, if possible. There is parking on the opposite side (more toward Yosemite), but ticketed if you’re in the wrong place …so be aware of signs.
Please do not leave anything of value in your car, at this or any other trailhead. The closest accessible restroom is at the McDonalds at the 118 / Yosemite interchange.

Please bring: at least 1 liter+ of water, snacks, an extra layer, a charged cell phone, identification, and sunscreen and anything else you might need on the trail.

Please review our guidelines to participate in our hikes. We are requiring proof of vaccination to join a hike. Also:

  • Don’t show up unless you’re on the “Attending” list
  • Unregistered or Waitlisted will be turned away
  • No “Plus Ones” on this hike… must register
  • No dogs allowed, on leash, in doggy backpacks, etc.
  • Anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • There will be no sweep. Plan on completing the entire hike with the group, or please find an alternative hike that better suits your hiking level.

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 and its organizers 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.

February 13 2024


Date: February 13
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Hiking Group:
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Las Llajas Canyon Trail

5715 Evening Sky Dr
Simi Valley,CA93063US

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The Weekday Trailblazers
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