***6:00 PM START TIME – WEDNESDAY NIGHTS***
This is a great weeknight hike, not too hard nor too easy – I would say it’s “Just Right”! Although considered intermediate and not a true beginner’s hike, the gain is spread out evenly over the whole climb which makes it fall on the easier end of the intermediate scale (while still being a good workout). There is a great picnic table at the top which makes it perfect place to do a little social distancing during these crazy times! . We will try to limit this time to about 15-20 minutes max. so we can get back down at a decent hour (I’m shooting for about 8:30ish)…it is during of the week after all!
We should make it back down before total darkness, but please bring a flashlight/headlamp. It can also get a bit chilly up there, so if you get cold easily a light jacket or sweatshirt might be nice.
***Wear a mask or other protective gear if you so wish,and please keep at least 6 feet between others.***
Directions: From the 101 take the Ventu Park exit and go South toward the ocean. At Lynn Road turn right. VERY soon you will pass an open space on your left. Watch for the entrance to Regal Oak Ct on your left, where you will turn…um…left. Take it all the way to the end and park. This is a neighborhood, so let’s try to be somewhat restrained. We will meet at the trailhead on the left/east side of the road.
Distance: 3.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 790′
Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
Dogs: Leashed, per State law
Restrooms: No, but there are many bushes and please watch out for the (2) patches of poison oak!
Water Fountain: No
Parking: Free along the street
Trail: Single track, excellent condition
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-‘n-fall
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