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Las Llajas – Suitable for beginners

Las Llajas Canyon Trail trailhead 5715 Evening Sky Drive, Simi Valley, CA, Simi Valley, CA, US

5 miles, 500' gain, Beginner This hike is a great trail for beginners because all the elevation gain is distributed. It is a walk down a rolling fire road through a really cool canyon, and you will find no difficult or extended elevation climbs. This is one of my favorite trails for people new to […]

Las Llajas – Suitable for beginners

Las Llajas Canyon Trail trailhead 5715 Evening Sky Drive, Simi Valley, CA, Simi Valley, CA, US

5 miles, 500' gain, Beginner This hike is a great trail for beginners because all the elevation gain is distributed. It is a walk down a rolling fire road through a really cool canyon, and you will find no difficult or extended elevation climbs. This is one of my favorite trails for people new to […]

Las Llajas – Suitable for beginners

Las Llajas Canyon Trail trailhead 5715 Evening Sky Drive, Simi Valley, CA, Simi Valley, CA, US

5 miles, 500' gain, Beginner This hike is a great trail for beginners because all the elevation gain is distributed. It is a walk down a rolling fire road through a really cool canyon, and you will find no difficult or extended elevation climbs. This is one of my favorite trails for people new to […]

Hike at Caspers Wilderness Park – Bell Canyon + Oso Trail + In-N-Out after

Caspers Wilderness Park 33401 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA, US

The hike I am planning is around 6.3 miles with about 700 ft. of elevation gain. It starts at the very end of the paved road, the long gray strip that can be seen on the map. We will begin at the Bell Canyon Trail head. We will continue onto that and then take it […]

Beach Hike on the Carpinteria Bluffs

Leacock Trailhead Los Angeles, CA, United States

DESCRIPTION: Our hike starts at Viola Fields in Carpinteria. The trail takes us to Rincon Beach. Along the way we pass great views of the Pacific Ocean shore line. We descend down to the shore and enjoy a light ocean breeze as we walk on the sand. Return to the bluffs and watch the hang […]

Fooz Fighters – Potluck Picnic and Concert in the Park

1765 Royal Ave 1765 Royal Ave, Simi Valley, CA, US

Fooz Fighters Many of us from this group will attend this event. Please bring food and drinks to share. If your item requires utensils, please supply them. Concert starts at 6:30p. About the band - click here Free parking available on-site. Overflow parking is on the softball fields, off Thompson. Dogs on a leash are […]

Hike at Boat Canyon to Bommer Ridge

Boat Canyon Trail 518 Dartmoor, Gate 14, Laguna Beach, CA, US

The total distance is around 4.6 miles with 870' of elevation gain. We will take Boat Canyon Trail up to Bommer Canyon. We will take Bommer to Water Tank trail. We will take this and then take a lower trail back to the beginning. Address: Dartmoor Trail Lookout Laguna Beach, CA 92651 https://goo.gl/maps/6N8c88XfdSeYu85M8 Dogs are […]

Full-Moon potluck hike Angel Vista

Rosewood Trailhead 305 Regal Oak Ct, Thousand Oaks, CA, US

3.0 miles, 800' gain, easy-intermediate. Moonrise 8:51 pm Photo Credit to Helen :) Let's enjoy the gorgeous sunset and the almost full moon, and fun loaded potluck picnic at the beautiful Angel Vista! This is a potluck hike. Please bring food, drinks to share. If your item requires utensils/plates/toothpicks, etc., please bring them. You may […]

Overlooking Sycamore Canyon – an Intermediate, Cooler Hike

Sycamore Canyon Trailhead Sycamore Canyon Road, Malibu, CA, United States

Just off the ocean, Sycamore Canyon is a wide, seemingly flat stroll among grasses, wildflower, and sycamore trees, surrounded by mountains on both sides. Rather than letting that lull you into a false sense of complacency, we'll take a left turn just after we start, and hike up the southern fork of Overlook Trail to […]

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