6 MRT – Moderate to Strenuous (1,600′ elevation gain/loss)
Meet at 8 AM near Donut Delite at the corner of Madera and Royal. Bring 2 to 3 quarts of water and lunch/snacks. Wear boots.
Our hike will begin in Newbury Park from the Via Ricardo trailhead as we follow the Powerline Trail up to the Edison Road which we’ll follow northward to a spur road which will then take us up to a pair of transmission towers on Conejo Mountain. The landscape up to this point is littered with volcanic detritus and there are nice views along the way. Next we’ll follow a “use” trail as it climbs steeply to the west, eventually taking us to the Conejo Mountain “peak” where there are spectacular 360-degree views of both near and distant mountains, the Pacific Ocean and two Channel Islands, and parts of several cities. Hiking poles are strongly recommended.