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Rabbit Ridge to Simi Peak and China Flats

An HWD classic discovered in 2008, its been copied by many other Meetup groups, and even mountain bikers, making a once overgrown trail easily followed in most places

How to Choose Hiking Socks

The average person takes 2,000 steps to travel one mile. Factor in the up and down of a hiking trail and the roots and rocks you’ll encounter along the way, and that number only gets higher. With every step, the right socks play a critical role in keeping your feet comfortable and blister-free throughout your journey.

Rivas Ridge Loop

A hike along a little-known trail on Rivas Ridge serves as an alternate route to Goat Peak and provides a new link to the Backbone Trail and Will Rogers Park

Wildwood Classic

A Wildwood Park hike to Lizard Rock and Paradise Falls. Trails traveled include Moonridge, Stagecoach Bluff, Wildwood Canyon and Indian Creek

Abnormalities Linked to Inbreeding

News Release Date: September 9, 2020 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.— A young male mountain lion with physical abnormalities – a kinked tail where the end is shaped like the letter “L” and [...]

Full Corn Moon Hike Report

🌕 Full Corn Moon Hike and Party 🍺🍹 Time: September 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – September 1, 2020 @ 9:30 pm {excerpt}

Wet and Wild(wood)

A cool hike on hot day along the Arroyo Conejo with Margaritas and a picnic lunch

Secret Staircases of Rustic Canyon

Secret Staircases of Rustic Canyon + Murphy Ranch Time: August 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am – August 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm {excerpt} Photo Gallery