Not What We Expected

Peak SummitedBroadcast Peak
Type of HikeDay hike
TrailheadTequepis Trail
EncounteredWildflowers blooming
GroupHappy Hikers SCV/ Hikerbabes Santa Clarita
Hiking CompanionsHiked with a group
Road ConditionsRoad rough but passable
Bug StatusBugs were not too bad
Snow ConditionsSnow free
Trail ConditionsMinor obstacles posing few problems

The trail just reopened after the rain. So we drove out to the trailhead. The parking is off a mostly dirt road, but there are two parts where the road is flooded from the overflow of the creeks. My Prius was able to get to and from the trailhead safely.

The hike starts through the kids camp and there is a lot of debris from the storms. We had 8 river crossings total and the rivers are rough and high from the storms in the first mile. Most of them have rocks and logs to pass on over, but bring you water shoes and poles. We lost the trail after the 3 crossing because we didn’t go across under the log and hung to the right, which put us in the wash. We finally found the trail with the help of my Garmin and we got cell phone signals throughout the hike. The rest of the hike is 3 miles up uncovered switchbacks to the road. Lots of poison oak on this trail. We had dogs and bikes going up and down also. Luckily, it was foggy.

fThe trail climbs up and you see Lake Cachuma on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other side when you reach the top. The peak is another 2 miles from here. It’s the 1st set of towers to the right. It had beautiful views, but it was windy! Flowers are growing on the trail. I paired this hike with Agua Santa from Figueroa Mountain Brewery. Overall, a great day hiking!


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