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Rosewood Trail: Lynn to Angel Vista – Gentler Intermediate

150 Regal Oak Ct 150 Regal Oak Ct, Thousand Oaks, CA, US

Meet at the Rosewood sign, which is on the Regal Oak Ct. and Lynn Rd. intersection. The hike is about 5 miles with an elevation gain/loss approximately 900’. We'll walk a short distance on Lynn road to the lower Rosewood Trail, then take the dirt trail up a shaded ravine and continue on the Rosewood […]

Easy Hike: Paramount Ranch Raceway

Paramount Ranch - HWD 2903 Cornell Rd, Agoura Hills, ca, US

Another HWD Original! Many of you know Paramount Ranch for its Western Town filming set (destroyed by the Woolsey fire). But did you know that during the 1950s it was home to a world-class race track? The broken sections of asphalt that twist through the eucalyptus trees and around the old Western Town was in […]

Hike Bommer Ridge into Laguna Coast Wilderness – Loop

Crystal Cove SP/Laguna Coast - Ridge Park Entrance (map) Ridge Park Rd & E Coastal Peak, Newport Beach, CA, US

The total distance for this hike is 4.5 miles with about 650 ft. of elevation gain. There are great mountain and ocean views along the ridge. We are going to start on Bommer Ridge Trail and take this to Lizard Trail. We will go down that and loop back up to Bommer via Upper Laurel. […]

Palo Comado to the Edge of China Flat – Gentler Friendly but not Beginner

Palo Comado Canyon - Doubletree Trailhead Aspen Ridge Ct, Oak Park, CA, US

Palo Comado ("Burnt Stick" in Spanish) tells you a lot about the environs - frequently burned over by wildfires, this was directly in the line of the Woolsey Fire but much of the vegetation has re-grown. This is one of many routes from the Conejo Valley to China Flat. Except for one turn near the […]

Grasslands Trail and Century Lake to the MASH Site

Grasslands Trailhead - MCSP 27000 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA, US

This will be the last hike to the MASH site, via the Grasslands Trail, until spring because the Malibu Creek bridge is scheduled for removal on this day. We'll stop by Century Lake along the way. Hike is about 7 miles with 1,000' gain and rated MEDIUM. See the HWD Hike Rating Guide Post-hike lunch […]

Happy Camp – Suitable for beginners

Happy Camp 15100 Happy Camp Canyon Road, Moorpark, CA, US

Beginner, 5 miles, 500' gain This hike is entirely fire-road and is almost completely flat. Some of this trail is sandy, so walking it at times can be more difficult. There are a lot of different interesting plants on this hike. From the trail head, we walk along the fire road next to the golf […]

Fast Times at the Canyon Club – Link to FREE tickets!

The Canyon - Agoura Hills 28912 Roadside Dr, Agoura Hills, CA, US

It's been a long time since Hiking Plus has been to The Canyon Club as a group, so let's change that with one of our favorite, fun bands- Fast Times. Playing an astounding assortment of 80's music guaranteed to have you dancing and/or singing along, we've seen Spicoli, Slash, Nikki, and Devo at several summer […]

Hike at Whiting Ranch – Wahoo’s Parking Lot

Wahoo's Fish Taco 27412 Portola Parkway, Foothill Ranch, CA, US

This hike will be about 5.4 miles total with 820 ft. of elevation gain. We are starting at the parking lot at the Wahoo's parking lot. We will take Live Oak Trail. This turns into Serrano Road which will take us to Serrano Cow Trail. At this part of the trail, we usually see a […]

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