BACKBONE TRAIL HIKE Part 2: Join us as we continue hiking sections of the newly completed 67 mile Backbone Trail, which winds through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The second section (strenuous) starts at the Sycamore Canyon Campground day use parking area, where we walk up Sycamore Canyon, among oak, sycamore and walnut trees to Danielson Ranch, and then ascend Sandstone Peak via the Blue Canyon and Chamberlain trails, before ending at the Mishe Mokwa trailhead. Sandstone Peak is the highest point in the national park, and has incredible views in every direction. 12.8 miles with an elevation gain of 3,111 ft. Bring layers, water, lunch, sun protection, and the other 10 essentials. Meet at 7:30 a.m. at Starbucks at 1921 N. Rose Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036 or at the Mishe Mokwa trailhead parking area at 8:15 a.m. to leave cars for shuttle back to Sycamore Canyon. Rain cancels. RSVP required, limit 15 hikers, will need to sign Sierra Club waiver. Teresa and Suzanne. For questions, contact us through the Meetup site.
Join us for our monthly full moon hike led by a Naturalist Volunteer. It will be a moderate hike that begins at the Franklin Canyon Ranch Parking Lot. This hike will approximately take 2 1/2 hours covering about 2.8 miles roundtrip.
Please bring water, snacks, have sturdy shoes and optional light source.
Hike on some less familiar trails on this moderately paced 8 mile 1500’ gain hike including Phantom Trail, Cistern Trail, Lookout Trail, Grassland Trail and Liberty Canyon Trail. Meet 8 AM at Liberty Canyon trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Liberty Canyon Rd, exit 34, south 0.8 mile to end, and park on west side of street. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.