[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
79°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
October 17
1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]


placerita_kids_hikingCommunity Hiking Club Schedule

 

Saturday, December 7-East Canyon to Mission Peak

 

This is a great hike to the top of East Canyon, and beyond to Mission Peak. The trail is actually a dirt road, which is currently in use by the SCE. You will follow this up approximately 3 miles before taking a traverse to the left which will lead you up to Mission Peak. This hike offers spectacular view of the surrounding canyons, Santa Clarita, and from Mission Peak, if you’re lucky, you may even be able to see the ocean!  This hike is approximately 8 miles with 800 ft of gain.

Meet at the MRCA green trail head gate at East Canyon at 8:00 AM for an 8:15 departure. Dress in layers as it can get colder and windier on the ridge and up on Mission Peak.

 

Bring: Water, snacks, lunch. Poles are helpful too.

 

Rated: Moderate

 

Leader: Steve

 

Saturday, December 14-Devil’s Punchbowl to Devil’s Chair

 

This 7 mile round trip hike includes some altitude and a mild climb. It is one of the most scenic hikes in our area. The Devil’s Punch Bowl itself is a gorgeous site with the protruding rocks and sheer rock faces. We travel through Devil’s Punchbowl, and go onto Pleasant View Ridge which is opposite Cooper Canyon that we have hiked many times from the La Canada area. Bring a snack, lunch, lots of water and poles if you have them. Meet at Towsley Canyon at 7:45 for an 8:00 AM carpool departure to the trail head. If you wish to meet us at the trail head, we should be there between 9:00 and 9:15. The address of Devil’s Punch Bowl is 28000 Devil’s Punchbowl Rd., Pearblossom Ca. 93553

Directions to Trail head: Take the SR-14 North to the Angeles Forest Hwy exit, Exit 30., and go towards Pear Blossom Highway. Keep left to take the ramp toward Pearblossom Hwy/Littlerock/Victorville. Merge onto Sierra Hwy. Stay straight to go onto Pearblossom Hwy. Turn right onto Pearblossom Hwy/CA-138. Turn right onto 87th St E. Take the 2nd left onto Fort Tejon Rd. Turn right onto Longview Rd. Turn left onto Tumbleweed Rd. Turn slight right onto Devil’s Punchbowl Road. 28000 Devil’s PunchBowl Road is at the end of the road. Park. We will meet in the parking lot near the porta potty.

 

Rated: Moderate (plus altitude)

 

Leader: Richard

 

Sunday-December 15-Foot Fitness Workshop

Saturday, December 21-Easy Hike from Placerita to Walker Ranch

This easy, EASY hike is 5 miles RT on a mostly flat trail. There are a few small hills, but they are short and not too high. You will have a pleasant walk through the riparian area along Placerita Creek. Dave will have you back by noon, so you can join in the festivities of the Community Hiking Club Pot Luck Christmas Party if you’d like!

 

Meet at Placerita Nature Center at 9:45 for a 10:00 departure down the trail. This is a good hike for beginners and will also stimulate your appetite for the Pot Luck!

 

Rated: Easy

Leader: Dave

 

Saturday, December 21-COMMUNITY HIKING CLUB POT LUCK CHRISTMAS PARTY-Everyone is invited! Bring your significant other, the kids, and a dish for everyone to share….bring sides, salads, desserts, and main courses and your own drinks. Your dish should serve 10. We will have some hamburgers and hot dogs on the Barbie! We will be in the picnic area at Placerita Nature Center, just across the bridge. The party is from 12:00 NOON to 2:00. No alcoholic drinks are allowed in the park.

 

Saturday, December 28-Golden Valley Ranch/Canyon Country

Historical Hike

 

This hike starts at the parking lot of the Golden Valley Ranch Open Space (http://hikesantaclarita.com/where-to-go/golden-valley-ranch/), approximately 2 miles east of the entrance to Placerita Canyon Nature Center. We’ll meet at 8:15 AM for an 8:30AM departure.

 

Part 1 of the hike is a relatively moderate walk up a fire road where we will encounter the trail that leads to the top of Horse Peak, the highest point in the City of Santa Clarita at an elevation of 2,391 ft.  The trail is a little overgrown with brush so long pants and shirts are recommended. It’s about a 500’ elevation gain over 2 miles. Along the way we’ll discuss the history of the land, including stories about the pioneer Walker, Nadeau, and Mitchell families. Beginning hikers can then retrace their steps back down to the parking lot.

 

Part 2 of the hike will be a more advanced scramble along ridges with some steep drop offs to a peak with a marvelous 360 degree view of the Santa Clarita Valley.

 

Part 1 is about a 3-mile round trip, doing both parts 1 & 2 is about 5 miles and will take about 4 hours to complete.

 

Rain will definitely cancel this hike because the parking lots, roads, and trails get too muddy and slippery.

 

Hike Leader: Ron

Rated Easy for Part 1, Moderate for Part 2.

 

Sunday,December 29-Easy stroll from Placerita to Walker Ranch

 

For those of you who may have missed this hike earlier this month, this easy, EASY hike is 5 miles RT on a mostly flat trail. Sylvia invites you to stroll the canyon with her, and enjoy the flora and fauna you can always find along the way. There are a few small hills, but they are short and not too high. You will have a pleasant walk through the riparian area along Placerita Creek.

 

Meet at Placerita Nature Center at 8:00 for an 8:15 departure down the trail. This is a good hike for beginners and will also stimulate your appetite for the Pot Luck!

 

Rated: Easy

 

Leader: Sylvia

Wednesday, January 1-Los Pinetos to Wilson Saddle

Join us for our annual New Year’s Day hike! Today we’ll meet at the Walker Ranch Trail head and take the Los Pinetos Trail up to 3N17, then follow it all the way to Wilson Saddle. Total Mileage is 6 1/2 miles with about 800 ft gain.

Bring snacks, lunch, lots of water and wear boots with good tread. If you have poles, they will be helpful going up Los Pinetos.

Bring your camera too….there will be ample opportunity for some nice shots!

Meet at Walker Ranch Trail head (by the road) at 10:00.

Directions to Walker Ranch Trailhead: From the I-5 freeway, take the SR-14 North to Placerita Canyon Road. Exit. Turn right. Go about 4 miles into the Canyon. You will see the Walker Ranch Trail head on your right side. There will be a large wooden sign.

Rated: Moderate due to gain

Leader: Steve

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

1 Comment

  1. Brinna Petlin & Tiana Petlin we should do these hikes!

Leave a Comment


SCV NewsBreak
Loading...
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Monday, Oct 16, 2017
Rick Gould Retires as City’s Parks & Recreation Chief
After 16 years as director of Parks, Recreation and Community Service for the city of Santa Clarita, Rick Gould announced Monday he's retiring in mid-December.
Monday, Oct 16, 2017
Next Step: Water Agency Officials to Share Merger Details
Leaders from the CLWA and NCWC will meet in October, November and December to discuss their merger, which creates the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency as of Jan. 1.
Monday, Oct 16, 2017
Oct. 28: Route 66 Hosts Benefit for Las Vegas Shooting Victims
Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country will host a fundraiser for local victims of the October 1 Las Vegas shootings on Saturday, October 28, from noon to 4 p.m.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
High school seniors whose dream is to make a difference in the world by majoring in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) are invited to apply for Edison International’s $1.2 million Edison Scholars Program.
STEM Students Encouraged to Apply for Edison Scholars Program
Despite rallying from an early 2-0 deficit, College of the Canyons dropped a 4-2 decision to visiting Victor Valley College on Friday.
Canyons Rally Not Enough To Hold Off Victor Valley College
The College of the Canyons baseball program and Playa Vista Orioles youth baseball organization will host a free instructional clinic for players ages 11-14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Cougar Field.
Oct. 21: Youth Baseball Clinic at COC
A California State University, Northridge program that provides support to undergraduate students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate degrees in the mathematical sciences has been named a 2017 Example of Excelencia in Education.
CSUN Math Program Lauded 2017 Example of Excelencia in Education
RE/MAX of Valencia will be hosting a blood drive benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Nov. 1: RE/MAX Blood Drive to Benefit CHLA
Princess Cruises has officially announced its third annual Culinary Cruise Series, featuring famed Miami-based chefs Brad Kilgore and Scott Linquist.
Princess Cruises Will Feature Two Acclaimed Chefs in Culinary Cruise Series
1837 - Trapper Peter LaBeck killed by grizzly bear at El Tejon [story]
After 16 years as director of Parks, Recreation and Community Service for the city of Santa Clarita, Rick Gould announced Monday he's retiring in mid-December.
Rick Gould Retires as City’s Parks & Recreation Chief
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Governor Brown signed off on a new bill that will change local water retailers distribute water in SCV. Plus, a spicy and savory Saturday for charity. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Monday, October 16, 2017
The Newhall School District's next Regular Board Meeting is Tuesday, October 17 at 6:15 p.m., and consideration of Newhall Family Theater approvals are on the agenda.
Oct. 17: Newhall School District Considers Newhall Family Theater OK
Master’s and Westmont College needed more than 90 minutes again Saturday to settle a Golden State Athletic Conference showdown in Santa Barbara.
Master’s Men Soccer Players Fall to Westmont in OT
Leaders from the CLWA and NCWC will meet in October, November and December to discuss their merger, which creates the Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency as of Jan. 1.
Next Step: Water Agency Officials to Share Merger Details
Master’s women soccer players and coaches alike were adamant after Saturday’s top-10 matchup that Westmont’s 5-2 win wasn’t nearly as lopsided as the score suggests.
Westmont Tops Master’s Women’s Soccer 5-2
Although Friday the 13th is a day generally associated with bad luck, CalArts turned the superstition on its ear as the community celebrated the inauguration of its fourth president, Ravi S. Rajan.
CalArts Inaugurates Ravi S. Rajan as Fourth President
CalArts School of Theater faculty Janie Geiser brings her collage film program "Double Vision" to REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 16 at 8:30 p.m.
Oct 16: ‘Double Vision’: Recent Films by Janie Geiser at REDCAT
The promising signs the Mustangs showed in their Missouri opener paid off in the evening Friday when Master’s women’s volleyball picked up its first road win of the season.
Master’s Rallies on the Road, Nets Season’s First Win
College of the Canyons' women's volleyball team opened Western State Conference play in style, as the Cougars swept visiting West L.A. College in straight sets.
No. 11 Canyons Sweeps West L.A. at the Cougar Cage
Route 66 Classic Grill in Canyon Country will host a fundraiser for local victims of the October 1 Las Vegas shootings on Saturday, October 28, from noon to 4 p.m.
Oct. 28: Route 66 Hosts Benefit for Las Vegas Shooting Victims
A roundup of the Santa Clarita arts-related events for Oct. 16-20, 2017.
Oct. 16-20: Santa Clarita Arts Upcoming Events
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce's October mixer is set for Wednesday, October 18 at Atria Senior Living in Newhall starting at 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: SCV Chamber October Mixer at Atria
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley will host a series of "Great Futures" tours for local residents in an effort to get the word out about the club's programs and services.
SCV Boys & Girls Club Hosts ‘Great Futures’ Tours
A special meeting of the Santa Clarita City Council, the Planning Commission, the Parks, Recreation and Communnity Services Commission, the Arts Commission, and the Open Space Preservation District Financial Accountability and Audit Panel is set for Tuesday, October 17 at City Hall.
Oct. 17: Harassment, Abusive Conduct Prevention Training for City Officials
The Hart Indians outscored the Canyon Cowboys 35-18 at Harry Welch Stadium Friday, October 13, in the teams' 50th matchup, and Kevin Karzin, president of the SCV Photographers Association, contributed photos from the game.
Photo Gallery: Hart Indians Beat Canyon Cowboys 35-18
Gov. Brown has vetoed a President Donald Trump-inspired proposal that would have required presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the statewide ballot.
Brown Vetoes Bill Requiring Candidates Release Tax Returns
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a series of bills on Sunday calling for criminal justice reforms, including reduction of penalties for some gun and drug crimes and changes to the Megan's Law sex offender registry.
Brown Signs Bills for Criminal Justice Reforms
1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]
With the stroke of his pen Sunday, Gov. Jerry Brown eliminated the Castaic Lake Water Agency and Newhall County Water District and replaced them with a new water agency for the Santa Clarita Valley.
Brown Signs Wilk Bill Merging SCV Water Agencies
1939 - Second, larger OLPH Catholic Church dedicated on site of first (10th & Walnut, Newhall) [story]
Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises celebrated the New York premiere of “Born to Dance,” the latest offering from its first-of-its-kind partnership with award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz and famed director/creator Daniel C. Levine.
Princess Cruises Celebrates NY Premiere of ‘Born to Dance’ With Schwartz, Levine
1980 - Phillies beat Royals in Game 1 of World Series; Hart grad Bob Walk is winning pitcher [story]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 44th Student Academy Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills Thursday night.
Medalists Revealed at 2017 Student Academy Awards
The Los Angeles Dodgers will play host to the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the 2017 NLCS at Dodger Stadium on Saturday starting at 5:08 p.m.
National League Championships Open at Dodger Stadium Saturday
Santa Clarita ranks No. 5 among Los Angeles County's 88 cities in the assessed value of all taxable real property and business personal property, according to the 2017 Annual Report released by County Assessor Jeffrey Prang today.
Santa Clarita No. 5 Highest Valued City in LA County
The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and a coalition of other law enforcement agencies and community organizations will host the 9th Annual Cyber Crime Prevention Symposium in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, October 16 from 8:25 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Oct. 16: Cyber Crime Symposium for Educators, Parents, Students
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, locals found out what it is like to be a school principal. Plus, there are some great events to head out to this weekend. Watch these stories and more on tonight's edition of SCV NewsBreak.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, October 13, 2017
Starting Monday night, Oct. 16, the California Department of Transportation will paint new temporary lanes on a section of Interstate 5 aka the Golden State Freeway in and near the city of Santa Clarita.
New Temporary Lanes Coming Monday on Interstate 5 in SCV