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Two Peaks in the Conejo Canyon Western Plateau (Fast Paced)

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Two Peaks in the Conejo Canyon Western Plateau (Fast Paced)

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  • Don’t show up unless you’re shown on the “Attending” list

  • Unregistered or waitlisted will be turned away

  • No “Plus Ones” on this hike

Welcome Trailblazers! Time to return to a favorite trail once again! Let’s bag a couple peaks in our beautiful Western Plateau. We will do Elliott first, then hike to our second peak where the power station is for our break.

This hike will be a fast-paced, moderately strenuous 6 mile +/- loop with 1600+/- ft of elevation gain. The Western Plateau is now accessible by way of Hill Canyon Fire Road or from the end of Rancho Conejo Blvd., and is expanding with the development of new trails to be enjoyed by hikers , bikers and horse folks. This area is a beautiful system of deeply eroded canyons, plateaus, and ridgelines in the northwest portion of the Conejo Valley.

From the end of Rancho Rd. we will drop down into the Arroyo Conejo/Hill Canyon area and start gaining elevation via the Western Plateau Trail to our first stop at Elliott Peak, which affords views of the inland peaks of the Topa Topas to the Ventura coastline views of the Channel islands and Camarillo. We will then make our way via the Lichen Trail to the power station where we will take a quick break to enjoy the views, then head back to our cars. If we have enough time, light, and interest, we can hit Mount Rex from the backside. Hope you can join me.

This path is truly a new gem that I will be posting on a regular basis. Hope you can make it out to enjoy our local canyons.


Free on-street parking is available on Conejo Center Drive. There are “no parking” signs posted on Rancho Conejo Blvd. We will meet at/near the intersection.

Please do not leave anything of value in your car, at this or any other trailhead.


Please wear – brush-resistant pants,shorts,& one or more wicking shirts appropriate to the temperature, comfortable hiking shoes or light boots, and a light backpack.

Please bring – at least two liters of water, snacks, an extra layer of clothing, a charged cell phone, identification, a headlamp, a small first-aid kit, bug repellant and sunscreen, a waterproof shell if rain is forecasted, and any medications or anything else you might need on the trail.


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.


** Anyone under 18 years of age must be acompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

**No dogs allowed on the hike.

** Any last minute issues – my cell is: 818-523-8719.

May 15 2024


Date: May 15
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website


Thousand Oaks CNG Fueling Station

1993 Rancho Conejo Boulevard
Thousand Oaks,CA91320US

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The Weekday Trailblazers
Website: Visit Organizer Website


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