🐐 Chivo Canyon – Las Llajas Canyon Loop
July 21, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Here is a map of planned route with explanations
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Learn why this is one of the best Simi hikes! We will be hiking a counter-clockwise loop on eroded ranch roads and little-used goat and cow trails through oak woodlands and along a creek. On the way we will come across grazing cattle, marine fossils and the old Coquina Mine. At the abandoned limestone mining operation, atop a peak, you can sit in the operator’s seat of a large steam shovel. On a clear day you can see the ocean from atop the ridgeline.
While you are there, don’t forget to get a picture of yourself on the steam shovel This is a P&H Model 206 steam shovel from 1920s. There is lots more mining equipment strewn about. My research indicates that the equipment was abandoned at the Coquina mine after a fire.
Fiddleneck and Lupine abound!
Follow that cow!
We’ll be doing a little creeking too
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Watch for fossils along the way
Here we are heading down one of the cow trails
Hike is about 9.2 miles with 1000 ft net elevation gain/2000 ft total ascent. Wear long pants
The Junkyard Cafe
2585 Cochran St
Park in rear
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Directions to trailhead:
Take the 118 and exit Yosemite Ave. Head north on Yosemite for 1.3 mile to where the road splits and hang a right on Evening Sky Dr. Go 0.5 mile to the Las Llajas trailhead on the left