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Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 449: Open Space Beyond Tierra Rejada Park

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Day #449 * Hike #506 * New Track #459
Monday February 6, 2012
Open Space Beyond Tierra Rejada Park - Simi Valley, CA

My Tripometer: 1.25 Hours * 2.75 Miles * +550 Feet

 Trailhead

Directions:
From the 118 Freeway in Simi Valley exit Madera and head south for about a mile.  Turn right on Tierra Rejada and drive about a half mile.  Turn Right on Stargaze Road and park at the end of the street (l/8th of a mile).  Tierra Rejada Park is part of the gated community on the right.  The open space trail begins at the end of the road...


 I chose the low road to the right

 Cheap Rent

 Cool Hideout in the woods above

 Old Model Airplane Field???

From the trailhead, it's a mild jog with easy elevation across the open space.  You will meet up with the aqueduct and if you desire to go down there, feel free.  There is an option to head turns Simi along the sewage water way but I remained on the main trail.  The fork to the upper road is less than a half mile in.  I stayed low and trotted across what may have been a model airplane field or something years ago.  I didn't realize this till later.  At the end of the field, the route switched back but immediately stopped.  I then reversed course back to the fork and tried the high road.  The picture above represents the lower portion.


 Satellite Shift?

Cool

 Maybe I'll hike this another time, maybe...

 Elevation gain, views are amazing!

 Forever again, but not today.  Turned around about here

 Good View of Los Alamos

I hiked back there just last week.  If the cows weren't in the way it appears that the possibilities are limitless.  Hmm, I think I will have to take a revisit and climb that nasty looking mountain behind the Moo Moo Farm.

Is there a Mountain Lion in there?

This was an unexpected good day.  The high road gives you a good perspective of the area.  Chances are, 20 years from now there will be industry occupying the space.   Did anyone notice the satellite dish move?  When I started, it was facing sideways but when I climbed the hill, it was pointed toward the stars...

3 comments:

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    1. You can take a stroller over here, but I wouldn't push a baby back in here. This is not a very desirable area to go hiking, or running, but it can be done for sure. Just stay on the dirt road and you won't have a problem. -- All this being said, I covered this area back in 2012. It's been 4 years and I wouldn't be surprised if there was some development. I would assume the landscape has changed. It would be nice if they added a legit trail for the public. I guess only way to know is to check it out...

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  2. You can take a stroller over here, but I wouldn't push a baby back in here. This is not a very desirable area to go hiking, or running, but it can be done for sure. Just stay on the dirt road and you won't have a problem. -- All this being said, I covered this area back in 2012. It's been 4 years and I wouldn't be surprised if there was some development. I would assume the landscape has changed. It would be nice if they added a legit trail for the public. I guess only way to know is to check it out...

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