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

February 2011

During the rainy winter months, if the ground is wet, call the ride leader on the morning of the ride to see if it's been relocated to a drier trail. There may also be a notice on the web site (http://www.nrmbc.org), or the NRMB egroup, but don't rely on this if there is not a comment.

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

Wednesday

February 2

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

NormanMTB Sycamore Canyon at Night

Saturday

February 5

9:00 AM (E4 - T3)

TamaraNew Millennium Loop

Sunday

February 6

9:00 AM (E3.0 - T3.0)

RandyCheeseboro/China Flats Loop

Sunday

February 6

9:30 AM (E2 - T2)

MichaelSycamore Canyon from the Beach - Two Foxes & Wood Canyon

Sunday

February 6

2:30 PM (Fun! - Fun!)

GrahamSuper Bowl party at Graham's

Wednesday

February 9

5:45 PM (E3.5 - T3)

CharlotteMTB Cheeseboro - Moderate Pace

Wednesday

February 9

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Cheeseboro at Night

Saturday

February 12

9:00 AM (E3 - T2.5)

HuckTour East Reseda Area

Sunday

February 13

9:00 AM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TomSycamore: Guadalasca - Backbone Loop

Wednesday

February 16

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T4)

NormanMTB Triunfo Canyon Trail at Night

Saturday

February 19

8:30 AM (More - Trails!)

CORBA Trail Work Day

Sunday

February 20

8:30 AM (E3.5 - T4.5)

CharlotteLang and North Ranch Tour - Moderate

Sunday

February 20

8:30 AM (E4 - T4.5)

NormanLang and North Ranch trails tour

Wednesday

February 23

5:45 PM (3.5 - 3.5)

CharlotteMTB Grasslands - Moderate Pace

Wednesday

February 23

6:00 PM (E3.5 - T3.5)

TamaraMTB Grasslands at Night

Saturday

February 26

9:00 AM (E2.5 - T3)

KerryGrasslands to Dam

Saturday

February 26

9:00 AM (E4 - T4)

RandyTriunfo Canyon Trail and COSCA

Sunday

February 27

9:00 AM (E4 - T3)

WendyParker Mesa Overlook from Caballero


Randy - 805 373-8824   mtbikesman@aol.com

 

Huck - 818 321-8868   hshapiro@bluestrike.com

Tamara - 805 490-3650   MtnBykGirl@yahoo.com

 

Norman - 805 807-3357   norman.mtb@gmail.com

Charlotte - 805 890-1234   cfarrens@gmail.com

 

Michael - 805 886-2605   mkwan@silcom.com

Steve - 805 402-3128

 

Tom - 805 276-4042   tom.ealy@yahoo.com

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

 

Kerry - Kerryrichardson01@yahoo.com

Wendy - 818 522-0840   cyberdivachick@yahoo.com

 


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

Sunday, February 6: Super Bowl party at Graham's.   The Super Bowl comes round again - time I gave a party (should be back from Texas by then!) So come and watch, chat with friends, throw something on the barbie and jump in the pool (not the wet kind!). The usual will be provided - shortbread, ice-cream, some hot dogs and hamburgers, some beer and soft drinks! Bring whatever you feel appropriate. The game kickoff is around 3:00 pm so let's have the nosh kickoff around 2:30 pm!

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, February 19: 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.

Today we'll be working on the Sheep Corral connector trail between Cheeseboro and Palo Comado Canyons. CORBA will be providing great prizes for registered participants, and lunch afterwards. Please register for this event at http://tinyurl.com/4hr3445 so they'll know how many people to expect.
DIRECTIONS: Meet at the lower Cheeseboro parking lot to carpool the trailhead. 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.

WEEKEND RIDES

Saturday, February 5: New Millennium Loop.   For a warm up we’ll ride the Grasslands trail and head out to DeAnza Park. From there we’ll bike a couple of blocks on the road to the Bark Park. Then we’ll climb the singletrack behind the Bark Park to the New Millennium Trail and head north at the “T”. From here there’s some really sweet singletrack riding for miles with plenty of ascents and decents, and switchbacks galore, including the "Too-Tight" Switchbacks and the Pyramid Switchbacks. We’ll stay on the Millennium Singletrack which weaves through the Calabasas Hills and affords some spectacular views for quite a few miles. Eventually we’ll hook up with the Las Virgenes View Trail which will take us back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T3, 19 Miles and 3400 Feet of Climbing , About 4.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Tamara

Directions:   Take the 101 Freeway to the Las Virgenes Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Las Virgenes toward the ocean. Park in one of the dirt areas on the corner of Las Virgenes and Mulholland.

Sunday, February 6: Cheeseboro/China Flats Loop.   We start up the main fire road and continue up the Sulphur Springs trail to Shepherd’s Flat. Then we take the connector trail, west, to the spot that overlooks Palo Comado Canyon. We go up Palo Comado until we come to the top of China Flats. The loop around the top of China Flats is both beautiful and easy. Then we retrace our tracks and enjoy some fun downhill all the way back to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.0, Technical Rating = T3.0, 15 Miles and 1800 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Randy

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, February 6: Sycamore Canyon from the Beach - Two Foxes & Wood Canyon.   We’ll meet at the parking lot restroom on the hill side of PCH. We begin with a ride up the Big Sycamore Trail. At about three miles, turn left on to Wood Canyon and then a quick right turn to Two Foxes for some single track riding. At the junction with the Sin Nombre trail we have two options: option 1, take Sin Nombre to Ranch Center Road; option 2, less experienced riders can turn right for a short distance and turn left at Big the Sycamore Trail; turn left at the paved Ranch Center Road. We regroup at the water tower and after a short break, continue down Ranch Center Road and turn left at Wood Canyon. The best part of this ride is blasting down Wood Canyon and then back to the main fire road and on to the parking lot. Meet at 9:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2, Technical Rating = T2, 13 Miles and 950 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Michael

Helmets are mandatory and please bring a two-way radio set at 5/25, it helps keep the group together.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP to mk4524@yahoo.com

Directions:   For those who are coming from the San Fernando/ Los Angeles area: Take the 101 Fwy towards Ventura and exit on Kanan Road (make a left turn from the exit ramp).
Then make a right turn on PCH 1 and head towards Sycamore Canyon (it is approximately 14 miles northwest of Kanan Road and is on the right side).

For those who are coming from the Santa Barbara/ Ventura/ Oxnard/ Camarillo area: Take the 101S Fwy (101N for those who are coming from Thousand Oaks/ Simi Valley) and exit on S Las Posas Road (going towards PCH). Then go to PCH 1 South and look for signs to go to Sycamore Canyon (which is on the left side).

If you don’t want to pay the $12 fee for parking in the lot you can look for parking on PCH. For the ride we'll meet on the park side of Pacific Coast Hwy 1 for the ride (in front of the restrooms, located by the campground/ parking lot area, turn left after you pass the gaurd).

Saturday, February 12: Tour East Reseda Area.   This ride covers the East end of Santa Monica Mountain area.

We start with a 1.5 mile ride on the Canyonback (aka East Mandeville) fireroad, or the more technical ridgeline single track that runs parallel out to Mountain Gate.  We then ride along the street for short bit, and then down 3/4 mile on the fire road and explore the North Kenter whoops single track that runs through a jump park. We then will ride back up through Mountain Gate, but this time take Hollyhock down into Mandeville Canyon.  We then climb a moderate/slightly steep fire road up to Westridge (aka West Mandeville).  Next we will ride down to the bottom of Westridge fire road (or descend on the ridgeline single track that runs parallel).  Then it is a short ride on the street over to Queensferry where we will climb Sullivan Canyon fire road.  When we reach Mulholland, we will head East and back down to the cars. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3, Technical Rating = T2.5, 19 Miles and 3300 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Huck

Directions:   From SF Valley: From the 101, turn south onto Balboa Blvd, then left onto Magnolia Blvd and right onto Hayvenhurst Ave. Two blocks past Ventura Blvd, bear right, staying on Havenhurst Avenue. After about 3 stop signs, turn right onto Encino Hills Drive. Follow Encino Hills for a few blocks until it meets Mulholland; take the right fork and park. The trailhead is about 250 yards up the road or 17028 Mulholland Drive, Encino CA

South of SF Valley: From the 405N, exit Skirball Center Dr heading toward Mulholland Dr. Turn left at Skirball Center Dr and stay left. Turn left onto Mulholland Dr. Trailhead is 2 miles West on Mulholland.

Sunday, February 13: 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 9:00 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: Tom

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, February 20: Lang and North Ranch Tour - Moderate.   This ride combines the best of the Lang Ranch, China Flats, Dead Cow and North Ranch trails. We park our cars where the ride ends. To start we pedal up Lang Ranch Parkway to the Albertson trail entrance. We ride up Albertsons to China Flats.  (The faster group will take the rocky single track.  We will skip the Lang Ranch ridge trail and rocky single track trail.)  We then make our way over to Dead Cow road. We take this fun technical descent to the Rock Ridge connector trail which takes us to the Suicide trail. We go down the lower part of Suicide. We then work our way to the Hidden Meadows trail via urban mountain biking on pavement. We climb this fun, flowing trail to the Oak Brook vista trail for a fun, somewhat techincal descent back to our cars! Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E3.5, Technical Rating = T4.5, 14 Miles, About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Charlotte

Directions:   Exit the 101 Freeway on Westlake Blvd and head north for about 4.2 miles. Turn right onto Lang Ranch Parkway (just before Avenida de Los Arboles). The trailhead is about 300 yards east of Westlake Blvd on Lang Ranch Parkway, just before the park on the left side.

Sunday, February 20: Lang and North Ranch trails tour.   This ride combines the best of the Lang Ranch, China Flats, Dead Cow and North Ranch trails. We park our cars where the ride ends. To start we pedal up Lang Ranch Parkway to the Albertson trail entrance. We ride Albertson a short distance and turn onto and climb up the Lang Ranch ridge trail to the top of rocky single track trail. We grin our way down this trail and from there we continue down to Albertsons and climb up to China Flats. We then make a full circuit of the China Flats loop and then head over to Dead Cow road. We take this fun technical descent about half way to the Rock Ridge connector trail which takes us to the Suicide trail. We go down the lower part of Suicide. We then work our way to the Hidden Meadows trail via urban mountain biking on pavement. We climb this fun trail to the Oak Brook vista trail which takes us back to our cars. Meet at 8:30 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T4.5, 15 Miles and 2750 Feet of Climbing , About 3.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Norman

Directions:   Exit the 101 Freeway on Westlake Blvd and head north for about 4.2 miles. Turn right onto Lang Ranch Parkway (just before Avenida de Los Arboles). The trailhead is about 300 yards east of Westlake Blvd on Lang Ranch Parkway, just before the park on the left side.

Saturday, February 26: Grasslands to Dam.   Starting from De Anza Park, we’ll bike over to Malibu Creek State Park via the Grasslands Trail. Once inside the park, we will proceed along the main fireroad that leads up to Crags Road, which passes through a fairly short but technical rocky streambed (some of the technical parts can be rideable, but you can walk this area to be on the safe side). After a short stop at the M*A*S*H area, we continue on to the dam. We’ll retrace our tracks that take us back to De Anza Park. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E2.5, Technical Rating = T3, 12 Miles and 1400 Feet of Climbing , About 2.5 Hours
, Ride Leader: Kerry

Directions:   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.

Saturday, February 26: 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 a challenging descent (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 9:00 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.

Sunday, February 27: Parker Mesa Overlook from Caballero.   This is a scenic out and back ride with terrific views along the way and of the ocean and the islands at the Parker Mesa Overlook. We begin with a moderate to fairly difficult climb up the Caballero singletrack to dirt Mulholland.  From here it is a moderate climb on fireroads and accross Temescal Ridge up to the hub. From here will we ride past Eagles Rock and continue onto Trippet Ranch, then continue onto the Parker Mesa Overlook before turning around. Meet at 9:00 am and be ready to depart 15 minutes later.
Endurance Rating = E4, Technical Rating = T3, 22 Miles and 3600 Feet of Climbing , About 4 Hours
, Ride Leader: Wendy

Directions:   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 a couple of miles and park on the street at the trailhead. If you come upon the Braemar Country Club you've gone a little too far.

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 - Moderate Pace.   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 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 Chumash at Night.   Take the 118 Freeway to the Yosemite Avenue exit in Simi Valley. At the end of the off-ramp proceed north to Flanagan and make a right. Park on the side of the road at the end of Flanagan.

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 - Moderate Pace.   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 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/Las Virgenes View - Moderate Pace.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Las Virgenes Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Las Virgenes toward the ocean. Park in one of the dirt areas on the corner of Las Virgenes and Mulholland.

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 Grasslands/New Millennium/Las Virgenes View.   Take the 101 Freeway to the Las Virgenes Road exit in Calabasas. At the end of the off-ramp proceed south on Las Virgenes toward the ocean. Park in one of the dirt areas on the corner of Las Virgenes and Mulholland.

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 1.5 miles to the dead end.

MTB Las Virgenes Cyn - Moderate Pace.   From the 101, exit Las Virgenes and turn North (away from the ocean). Proceed approximately 1.5 miles 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 - Moderate Pace.   Steve Clark’s house 3168 Holloway Ct. (Take Wendy Drive towards Sycamore Cyn - about a mile after Kimber turn left onto Holloway - Steve’s house is on the right.)

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 - Moderate Pace.   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 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 - Moderate Pace.   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 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.