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Western Plateau Mt. Elliott – Gentler Friendly – 8:30 Start

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Western Plateau Mt. Elliott – Gentler Friendly – 8:30 Start

Meet at the Conejo Canyons trailhead next to the Thousand Oaks Recycling Center on Conejo Center Drive, near the end of Rancho Conejo. We’ll walk across Rancho Conejo and take the fire road down to new bridge construction site and then we will go to Five Points. From Five Points, we will take the Western Plateau trail up to intersection with the Outlaw Loop trail. We will take the Outlaw Loop trail to Mt Elliott and then we will take a single track trail back to the Western Plateau trail and then back to the parking lot. Note: We are not going up to the transmitter tower on this hike!

On this hike, you’ll see the Conejo Airfield (honest!), Mt. Rex’s backside, at least two wrecked cars, lots of fennel, and maybe a rattlesnake and a tarantula or two. Plus, impressive views of the Santa Susannah Mountains (if it’s clear), two or three rocky canyons, and the new biotech developments nearby.

The total distance of this loop hike is a smidge under 6 miles. The elevation is about 900′. Some of the sections are rocky; trekking poles may be advisable.

UPDATE: Please review the revised guidelines to participate in our hikes. 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
No “Plus Ones” on this hike
Plan on completing the entire hike at an intermediate pace or please find an alternative hike that better suits your hiking level.
No dogs allowed.



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.

All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

November 09 2023


Date: November 9
Time: 8:30 am - 11:00 am
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Conejo Canyons Trail Head

2010 Conejo Center Dr
Thousand Oaks,CA91320US

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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.

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