Join our Facebook Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/hikingwithdean/
The official trail up Elliot Mountain (technically a peak at 1,063 ft) was built May 2015. Below is a photo showing how we used to climb it. The mountain, a bench and the trail are named after Burt Elliot who was very active with Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency. Burt died of cancer in the Spring of 2014. He was the go-to guy for all things Conejo Open Space.
We began exploring this area in 2008 when we were the original “The Weekday Hikers.”. At that time there was a system of old use trails known mainly only to a few local equestrians. It soon became a favorite and regular hiking location for us. From 2008 to 2011 Hill Canyon was the location of our unofficial club house.
A few years later, open space agencies and other trail-builders literally followed in our footsteps and began converting our use trails to official “new” trails, erected trail signs and built bridges.
Here is a video of our hike from 2015
Bring 2 Qt water, lugsoles, snacks, sunscreen, hat
Trail statistics are approximate. For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.
If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late. If you’re late…don’t bother showing up
Head to the address given. There is paid ($5) parking there. Keep going and little past that is free parking on the left. We’ll meet in the free lot. Park in $5 lot if free lot is full.
Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.
The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Hiking With Dean Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities per the ASSUMPTION OF RISK
AND LIABILITY WAIVER – https://www.meetup.com/localhikers/pages/322667/Liability_Waiver/