web site: www.nrmbc.org
885 St. Charles Dr. #11, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
805 373-8824 e-mail: mtbikesman@aol.com

May 2009

Remember to have your radios for the rides and tune them to channel 5.25.

The Endurance Rating rates distance, climbing & pace of the rides.   E1 represents the lowest level of exertion needed to complete a ride. And E5 represents the highest level of exertion needed to complete a ride.

The Technical Rating (how smooth/rocky):

T1

Mostly smooth & wide

T2

Mostly smooth but variable width

T3

Predominately uneven surfaces & somewhat rocky

T4

Long segments with rocky and uneven surfaces

T5

Extensive segments with rocky & uneven surfaces with possible drops & exposure


Summary

Saturday

May 2

9:30 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

RandySycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Loop

Sunday

May 3

8:30 AM (E5 - T4.5)

NormanOjai - Gridley to Nordhoff Peak

Tuesday

May 5

6:15 PM

SusanEve Hike Malibu Creek

Wednesday

May 6

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T4)

TamaraMTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night

Saturday

May 9

9:00 AM (E5 - T5)

TamaraLower Merrill to Inspiration Point and Sunset

Sunday

May 10

9:00 AM (E2 - T2.5)

KerryCheeseboro for Beginners

Sunday

May 10

9:30 AM (3.5 - 2.5)

JayKanan/Zuma Ridge Mtwy/Backbone Loop

Tuesday

May 12

6:15 PM

Leah: Night Hike Backbone Trail to Stunt

Wednesday

May 13

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

NormanMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

May 16

8:30 AM (E3.5 - T2)

CharlotteBackbone West from Encinal Rd

Saturday

May 16

4:00 PM (Fun! - Fun!)

GrahamWine Tasting Party & BBQ!

Sunday

May 17

9:30 AM (E3.5 - T4)

RandySanta Rosa/Wildwood Loop

Tuesday

May 19

6:15 PM

CharlotteEve Hike Hidden Meadows to Secret Passage

Wednesday

May 20

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Sycamore Canyon at Night

Saturday

May 23

8:30 AM (More - Trails!)

CORBA Trail Work Day

Sunday

May 24

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

BobSycamore: Sin Nombre-2 Foxes-Guadalasca-Backbone

Wednesday

May 27

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

CharlotteMTB Johnson's Motorway

Saturday

May 30

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T5)

HuckChilao - Mt. Hillyer & Silver Moccasin (x 2)

Sunday

May 31

9:30 AM (E4 - T4)

RandyTriunfo Canyon Trail and COSCA


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Huck - 818 321-8868   hshapiro@bluestrike.com

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

 

Susan - 805 630-1736   williams_75063@yahoo.com.

Bob - 805 890-0052   goodtobebob2005-97@yahoo.com

 

Leah - 818 917-9121

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Norman - 805 807-3357   norman.nrmbc@verizon.net

Steve - 805 402-3128

 

Kerry - Kerryrichardson01@yahoo.com

Graham - 818 585-5368   gjm@socal.rr.com

 

Jay - 818 383-8426   jays55@earthlink.net


The Fine Print

By riding with the North Ranch Mountain Bikers I understand and accept the following:

► I understand that mountain biking can be dangerous and accidents can result in either injury or death.

► I understand there is no charge for the bike rides.

► I understand that the trails the North Ranch Mountain Bikers ride may not be verified for safety or ridability.

► I understand that it is my responsibility to determine if my riding skills match the difficulty of the trail we are riding on.

► I understand that the ride leaders accept no responsibility for my safety on any ride and that I undertake any ride knowing that I and I alone am responsible for my safety on the ride.

NEWS FOR EVERYONE

Saturday, May 16: Wine Tasting Party & BBQ!.   It's been too long since the last wine tasting so let's get out the brown bags for another blind tasting event! For a change we'll keep everyone happy and go for a red and a white category - Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. All can be tasters and voters, but if you want to be eligible for one of those valuable prizes then bring your 750 ml (standard size) of Zinfandel or Sauvignon Blanc and we'll bag it and add to the tally. Some food and drinks provided but you can bring your own choice for the BBQ and something to share.  Questions call 818-884-0998 or email gjm@socal.rr.com.  See you there or be square! 

Directions:   6122 Lockhurst: Take 101 to the Mulholland/Valley Circle exit - head north (left over the freeway from Thousand Oaks) up Valley Circle. After 1.3 miles, turn right on Burbank by El Camino High School. Stay on the main road, which becomes Platt (don't turn right on the continuation of Burbank). Turn left at the fourth traffic light (about 1/2 mile) on to Calvert. Turn left onto Lockhurst Drive after a couple of blocks, just past the stop sign (not right, as most Internet maps read!). My house is on the left just past the red house on the left – 6122. Phone: (818) 884 0998.

Saturday, May 23: CORBA Trail Work Day.   Come out and help build and fix up the trails we love to ride! It feels great to ride a trail you've helped build and maintain. For more information, visit the CORBA Trail Crew page. Work days usually last until about 2:00. Be sure to wear suitable clothing (sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves, hat, GLOVES) and bring snacks, sunscreen and WATER. CORBA will provide the tools and training. Time: 8:30 am.

This month the trailwork will be on the Secret Trail in Calabasas.

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, May 2: Sycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Loop.   We start off on the connector trail that leads to Big Sycamore Canyon Road. We’ll descend down into the canyon and take Sin Nombre over to Sage and make the climb up to the water tower. From here it’s a fast and fun decent down Wood Canyon. Then it’s another climb up to the top via Guadalasca. We’ll ride the fireroad over to Backbone and enjoy another great descent. After a short jaunt on Two Foxes we’ll head up the main fireroad and climb up the dreaded asphalt hill. From the top it’s just a short ride back to the cars. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, 19 Miles and 2900 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

This time we climb backbone and go down Guadalasca

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Wendy exit in Newbury Park. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Wendy until it dead-ends at Potrero Road. Park in the adjacent dirt parking area.

Sunday, May 3: Ojai - Gridley to Nordhoff Peak.   This is a beautiful out and back ride on 85% singletrack that affords some spectacular views along the way. The ride begins with a fairly technical and difficult climb up a short connector trail. The first half of the main trail is a moderate climb and passes through several avocado groves. The second half of the main trail narrows and steepens a bit with many switchbacks. At the top of the saddle we’ll cutoff onto a fairly short but very steep fireroad that leads to an old fire lookout tower. The views from the top make the climb up worth the effort. Since this is an out and back ride, those who tire can turn back at any time and coast back to the cars. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T4.5, 15 Miles and 3400 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Norman

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to Highway 33, just a bit west of Ventura. Continue north on the 33 for approximately 13 miles until the road branches and take Highway 150 to the East. Pass through the town of Ojai and make a left (north) onto Gridley. Park at the end of the road.

Saturday, May 9: Lower Merrill to Inspiration Point and Sunset.   This is a long ride with lots of singletrack thrills, technical challenges and good ‘ol So Cal history. We will park at JPL parking lot, ride pavement eastbound for a few miles, then up the Lower Sam Merrill where we will discover the ruins of what was once a very sheik resort and listen to Echo Mountain mock us. We will then ride the remains of the old Mt. Lowe Railroad Trail, up to the Inspiration Point where, if it’s a clear day, will offer some of the best views of the greater LA area you’ll find anywhere. Now the fun begins as we go down the Middle Sam Merrill, then down Sunset Trail, both white-knuckle adventures. For those not interested in the technical white-knuckle adventures, you can descend back down Mt. Lowe fireroad and meet up at Millard Campgrounds. Then the fun continues as we ride up Millard Canyon fireroad over to El Prieto singletrack which we take down and through the Arroyo, and back to the JPL parking lot. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E5, Technical Rating = T5, 21 Miles and 4100 Feet of Climbing , About 5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tamara

Directions:   From Thousand Oaks: 101E; 134E; 2N; to 210E or 23N; or take 118E to 210E. Take 210 East and exit at Windsor/Arroyo Blvd., turn left at the off ramp onto Windsor and continue for about a mile. Park in the paved parking area on the left near the entrance to JPL, just before the street curves to the right becoming Ventura Street.

Sunday, May 10: Cheeseboro for Beginners.   We’ll be riding Cheeseboro, as it is an ideal place for a beginner’s ride. Just watch out for the big rock with poison oak!! We’ll ride ‘til we drop, (to Shepherd’s Flats) and turn around and ride back. I guarantee it will be a fun ride. Then it’s off to lunch and fun conversation. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2.5, About 2 Hours
, Ride Leader: Kerry

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Continue up the paved road 1/4 mile to the top parking lot.

Sunday, May 10: Kanan/Zuma Ridge Mtwy/Backbone Loop.   

This is a new intermediate level ride for North Ranch! Starting from the Kanan "3rd tunnel" parking lot, we'll ride one mile south along the shoulder of Kanan to the Zuma Edison Fireroad. From there, it's a one mile climb, followed by a fun two mile descent into Zuma Canyon along an unmaintained doubletrack section. After resting at the Zuma Creek crossing, it’s time for a challenging two mile climb up the other side to Zuma Ridge Motorway. We'll regroup there and then climb 1.5 more miles to Buzzard's Roost. Now relax and enjoy a fireroad flight down the Motorway to the Backbone Trail turn-off. We complete the ride with 2.5 miles of fun, rolling singletrack that will take us back to the parking lot.
 Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = 3.5, Technical Rating = 2.5, 12 Miles and 3000 Feet of Climbing , About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Jay

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Kanan exit in Agoura Hills. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Kanan for several miles until you reach the third tunnel (don't forget to count them). Park in the paved parking area just before the tunnel. If you are coming from PCH then look for the parking area just after the first tunnel on the left.

Saturday, May 16: Backbone West from Encinal Rd .   This ride has lots of swooping, curving singletrack and some great views! We start with a gentle climb up the new Encinal singletrack segment to the Decker/Mulholland singletrack segment of the Backbone Trail, cross the road and continue up to Etz Meloy Motorway. We'll head west on the Etz Meloy segment of the Backbone Trail enjoying the spectacular views in all directions, including into Hidden Valley and Lake Sherwood. After 2 miles on the fireroad, we'll cross paved Yerba Buena Rd to get onto the singletrack Backbone Trail and ride it 4.5 miles to the base of the the Mishe Mokwa Trail. We'll turn around here and retrace our path. An easier option on the way back is to take Yerba Buena/Little Sycamore Canyon Rd back instead of the Etz Meloy Motorway. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T2, 19 Miles and 2500 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Charlotte

After the ride we will head home to clean up and get ready for Graham's wine tasting party & BBQ!

Directions:   From Thousand Oaks and points west, exit the 101 Freeway at Westlake Blvd and head south. About 3.5 miles past Potrero, turn left onto Mulholland and go 2.5 miles. Make a very sharp right turn onto Encinal Canyon Rd (west, back towards Decker), drive for 2.3 miles and park at the side of the road.
From Agoura and points east, exit the 101 at Kanan and head south. After 6 miles, turn right onto Mulholland for 1 mile, then bear left onto Encinal Canyon Rd. After 2.3 miles more, park at the side of the road.

Sunday, May 17: Santa Rosa/Wildwood Loop.   We start by climbing the hill behind CLU and traverse across the ridge toward the nursery for a quick warm-up. After a short stop we’ll retrace our tracks and cut-off onto the Santa Rosa trail that leads into Wildwood Park. This is a very fun singletrack that is moderate to fairly technical. There are some great views of the Santa Rosa Valley along the way. Once down in Wildwood we’ll head out towards Lizard Rock via the Stagecoach singletrack or the fireroad (your choice). From here we will take the Lizard Rock singletrack down to the valley floor and head on to the falls. Then there’s a fairly steep but relatively short climb up the beginning part of the Lynn Muir trail. After the climb there is a lot of fun to be had on the rest of the singletrack, which leads out to Lynn Road. From here it is just a short road ride back to the cars. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T4, 13 Miles, About 3 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lynn Road exit in Thousand Oaks. At the end of the off-ramp proceed north. Take Lynn for several miles (it will turn into Olsen Road) until you reach Mountclef Blvd. (at CLU). Park on the street at the northwest corner of Mountclef and Olsen.

Sunday, May 24: Sycamore: Sin Nombre-2 Foxes-Guadalasca-Backbone.   We start on the connector trail and take it over to the asphalt hill. We then descend to the Sycamore Canyon Fire Road, pick up the Sin Nombre ST & merge back into the main FR. Then we’ll ride the Two Foxes ST & take a right onto the Wood Canyon FR. We continue to the base of Guadalasco, climb it, and come down the Backbone ST to the main FR. We begin our return by going up the main FR, up Two Foxes, up Sin Nombre, up the main fire road, up the asphalt hill. From the top it’s a short ride back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T3.5, 18 Miles and 1600 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Bob

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Wendy exit in Newbury Park. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Wendy until it dead-ends at Potrero Road. Park in the adjacent dirt parking area.

Saturday, May 30: Chilao - Mt. Hillyer & Silver Moccasin (x 2).   Please RSVP if you plan to ride. This ride is in the Arroyo Seco backcountry area of the San Gabriel Mountains. Winding through pine trees this ride has beautiful views of the mountains and some of the best singletrack around Southern California.

We will begin at Chilao Station and pedal up a gradual climb on a fireroad leading to Mt. Hillyer and eventually end up at Horse Flats campground (elevation gain approximately 1000 ft). At the top of the fireroad we make a right, climb a bit more, and get to enjoy an incredible descent.  Next we will head over to Silver Moccasin and ride a section of technical singletrack that should keep the more aggressive downhillers grinning all the way back down. Then since it was so much fun, we climb back up and do it again! Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T5, 18 Miles and 2800 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Huck

Directions:   Exit the 210 Freeway onto the Angeles Crest Highway 2 going north and proceed up Angeles Crest Hwy 2 for approximately 20 winding miles to Chilao Rd. Make a left and meet at the base of Silver Moccasin about 1/2 mile down the road. An Adventure Pass is required to park in the Angeles Crest Forest.

Sunday, May 31: Triunfo Canyon Trail and COSCA .   In the fall of 2005, the hard working trail builders rerouted the single track leading from Triunfo Park to the east COSCA area. It's much improved. We will start at Truinfo Park and climb up into the east COSCA area and work our way up to the infamous "Decent of Death" (most of us will walk this part). Then will have some fun single track out to where we can see Lake Sherwood. Then we head south to the main fire road and climb the Vista Loop Trail to the single track leading down to the base of Space Mountain. It’s down the fun Whoop de Doos and then up through Little Sherwood Forest and then back track to the Triunfo Canyon Trail singletrack via the Los Robles East fireroad. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4, About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

Directions:   Exit the 101 Freeway going south on Westlake Blvd. Go south for about a mile and then turn west (right) on Triunfo Canyon Road. This will lead you to Triunfo Park. Turn left onto Tamarack St and turn into the second parking lot on the left. We start at the far west end of the park.

NIGHT RIDES

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday Nights.  See Summary Section of the Newsletter for meeting times, ride times are 15 minutes later. The lengths of all rides are between 10 & 15 miles with ride times of 1.5 - 2.5 hours. Lights are needed for the months of September to May. During the summer months they may not be needed, but it's a good idea to bring them just in case there's a delay. The specific routes taken for the night rides will be determined at the trailhead.

Meeting Locations for Evening Rides:

Calabasas Peak at Night.   Take the 101 Fwy to Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr. exit. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue south on Mulholland and make a right on Valmar which becomes Old Topanga Canyon Rd. Continue on Old Topanga which will join Mulholland Hwy briefly and then continue on the left. Follow Old Topanga about 1.5 miles and look for the Calabasas Peak trail head on the right across from Summit to Summit trail.

Lang Ranch/Sunset at Night.   Heading north on the 23 toward Simi, get off at Sunset Blvd and turn right. Continue straight until just before you get to the guard shack. Park in the lot on the right.

MTB Backbone from Kanan at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Kanan exit in Agoura Hills. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Kanan for several miles until you reach the third tunnel. Park in the paved parking area just before the tunnel.

MTB Cheeseboro at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Chesebro exit in Agoura. Head north and make a right on Chesebro Road. Follow the narrow road one-mile and turn right at the park entrance. Park in the lower, paved parking lot (the gate to the upper lot is closed and locked at sunset).

MTB Dos Vientos at Night.   From the 101 freeway, turn south onto Wendy Drive, towards the ocean. Continue for about 0.7 miles and turn right at Borchard Rd and head West 0.5 miles. Turn left on to S. Reino Rd taking this South for about a mile passing Maurice Dr. On your left as you pass Paseo de Leon will be a Church parking lot. We will meet there.

MTB Grasslands at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for DeAnza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads.

MTB Grasslands/MCSP/Las Virgenes View.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Park in the lot for DeAnza Park located on the northwest corner of Lost Hills and Las Virgenes Roads.

MTB Johnson's Motorway.   Take the 118 Fwy and exit at Topanga Blvd. in Chatsworth. Head North and it will end immediately. Turn left onto Poema Place (don't accidentally turn onto the Freeway on ramp.) Drive West up Poema Place and park about 100 yards before the guard gate.

MTB Lang Ranch/Albertson at Night.   Exit the 101 Freeway on Westlake Blvd and head north for about 3 miles. When you go past the North Ranch Community Center you will go downhill and the first traffic light is at the corner of Westlake and Lang Ranch Parkway. Turn right onto Lang Ranch Parkway and drive about 0.8 miles to where the pavement ends and Albertson Fire Road begins.

MTB Las Virgenes Canyon at Night.   From the 101, exit Las Virgenes and turn North (away from the ocean). Proceed approximately one mile to the dead end.

MTB Reseda at Night.   Due to the extra drive, we will meet @ 6:15 and ride by 6:30. Meeting place: Take the 101 Freeway to the Reseda Blvd. exit in Tarzana. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Reseda and park at the Caballero trailhead. Trailhead is on the left. If you pass the Braemar Country Club you’ve gone too far.

MTB Space Mountain at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Moorpark Road exit in Thousand Oaks. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south toward the ocean. Take Moorpark till it dead-ends at Greenmeadow Avenue and park in the dirt lot on the right.

MTB Sycamore Canyon at Night.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Wendy exit in Newbury Park. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Wendy until it dead-ends at Potrero Road. Park in the adjacent dirt parking area.

MTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night.   Exit the 101 Freeway going south on Westlake Blvd. Go south for about a mile and then turn west (right) on Triunfo Canyon Road. This will lead you to Triunfo Park. Turn left onto Tamarack St and turn into the second parking lot on the left. We start at the far west end of the park.

MTB Wildwood at Night.   Take the Lynn Road exit, off of the 101 Fwy in Thousand Oaks, and go north until you come to Avenida De Los Arboles. Turn left and go about 1 mile to the end. From Simi Valley, go west on the 118 Fwy and then south when it turns into the 23 Fwy. Get off on Avenida De Los Arboles and go right for about 2 miles to the end. Hang a U-turn at the end (watch for opposing traffic) and then turn right into the dirt parking lot.

Trippet Ranch to Overlook at Night.   Take the 101 Fwy to the Topanga Blvd exit. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south (towards the ocean). Continue up Topange approx. 5 miles until you reach Entrada which is the entrance to the park on the left. Follow Entrada to the park entrance.

HIKES

Tuesday, May 5: Eve Hike Malibu Creek.   This will be a moderate hike, approx. 5 miles, on some fire road and single track. Bring the usual, flashlights, water, food, radios, wear hiking boots, etc. Meet at 6:15 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. About 2 Hours , Hike Leader: Susan

We will have a little CINCO DE MAYO Margarita celebration on the hike, so please RSVP so we make sure we bring enough...uh...lime juice!

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway South to the Lost Hills Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south until it ends at Las Virgenes. Turn right on Las Virgenes. Proceed to Mulholland. Park in the dirt area on the corner of Las Virgenes and Mulholland. (From 101 North, exit Las Virgenes, turn south and proceed to Mullhulland.)

Tuesday, May 12: Night Hike Backbone Trail to Stunt.   This was one of our favorites so let's do it agin. The first part of trail is in good shape, mostly underneath shaded oaks. After crossing Piuma at mile marker 1.19, the trail drops into a canyon with a stream. We can climb out of this canyon up to a lookout spot for a view. This section of trail varies from rocky to smooth, with lots of great views. This will be a moderate hike, approx. 5 miles, with some elev. gain. Bring the usual, flashlights, water, food, radios, wear hiking boots, etc. Meet at 6:15 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. About 2 Hours , Hike Leader: Leah

Directions:   From T.O., take 101 South, exit @ Lost Hills Rd, turn right. This ends at Las Virgenes, turn right onto Las Virgenes. (From LA 101, exit Las Virgenes and turn left.) Proceed towards the ocean on Las Virgines. After you pass Mullhulland Hwy and Tapia Park (the road name now has turned into Malibu Canyon) proceed to Piuma Rd. Park on SE corner, or just 100 feet down on Piuma. We will meet in the parking area on Piuma.

Tuesday, May 19: Eve Hike Hidden Meadows to Secret Passage.   We will start at the Hidden Meadows trailhead at the end of Falling Star Ave.  We will hike up the Hidden Meadow trail, from there we will connect to Steve's "Secret Passage" and check out some of the caves on the way up.  We stop at a nice, high point that will provide wonderful surrounding views before heading back the way we came.  This will be a moderate hike, approx. 4.5 miles, 1,200 ft elevation gain/loss, on mostly single track. Bring the usual, water, food, wear hiking boots, etc. Meet at 6:15 pm and be ready to depart 15 minutes later. About 2 Hours , Hike Leader: Charlotte

Directions:   From the 101 Fwy, exit Lindero and turn North. Proceed up Lindero and turn left on Kanan. Take the first right onto Falling Star Ave. and proceed to the end. Park on the street at the Hidden Meadows Trailhead.