I am putting together a full moon hike for Saturday night in Chatsworth’s Deerlake Highlands. Hike will be about 3.5 miles total with about 1000 feet total ascent. I promise there won’t be any bushwhacking or poison oak.
Our destination will be the west peak of Twin Peaks — 1,718 ft above sea level.
Hike is rated MEDIUM due to terrain. See the hike rating guide here: https://www.meetuphikes.com/hike-rating-guide/
This hike is not suitable for beginners.
Bring some adult beverages to share and food for yourself (or share). Please bring your own cups and plates.
👉NO WHITE LIGHTS ALLOWED ON HIKE. Green and/or red lights are ok (but lights will probably not be needed since the area will be well lit). If you require a white light then this hike is not for you. Get one of these and stuff it into your backpack for future night hikes. https://amzn.to/2E9Fb30. (emergencies excepted, of course)
It will be a warm evening but at least the sun will be low on the horizon when we start. We will watch it set with great views of the Valley. Don’t forget to bring something cold to drink for the peak top 🍺🍹
NOTE: YOU SHOULD WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS IMPOSSIBLE OR IMPRACTICAL. BRINGING A MASK OR FACE COVERING IS MANDATORY FOR ATTENDING THIS HIKE.
Although the moon won’t be quite 100% full, it will be high in the sky for our return to car. Lights will probably not be needed.
Sunset: 8:08 pm
Moonrise: 4:50 pm (89.1% full)
DIRECTIONS TO PARKING
Our parking and meetup spot is on a new-homes construction site. The streets are paved and the lots are marked, but there are no homes built yet. Its easy to get to, however, some of the streets are so new, they are not on some maps (or GPS) yet, so pay attention to these directions!
21600 Poema Pl is an address near the parking area. The Meetup map works on Android (Google maps) and takes you to parking area via Canoga Ave.
If you are using iPhone or car GPS, you may need the following directions, or type in the coordinates 34.279440,-118.600440
🚗From Canoga Ave – go north on Canoga Ave past the 118. Bear right and enter the Deerlake Ranch development; head uphill and make a left on Poema Pl. Go past the 21600 address, cross the bridge, then turn right into the construction site for Crestley Homes. Park in cul de sac to the right
🚙From Topanga Cyn Blvd – go north on Topanga past the 118. Turn right on Poema Pl, but don’t go all the way to 21600. Before the bridge turn left into Crestly Homes consruction site. Park in cul de sac on right.
Here is a satellite photo for reference