Pt Mugu

Sycamore Canyon/Scenic Trail

Water: 
Trailhead
Restrooms: 
Trailhead
Distance: 
12
Course Number: 
10sim

Our course begins on the Sycamore Canyon Fire Road as we casually talk effortless.  Then, after over 3.1 miles we connect to the Wood Canyon Trail and the Coyote Trail for a nice period of solitude in single-track and a little elevation.  The Overlook Fire Road is obviously named for this label, and the final leg of this run is pure beauty for the Scenic Trail--the final of the course is the piece de resistance.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Mt. Boney

Water: 
7 mile *refill here!*
Restrooms: 
7 mile (porta potty)
Distance: 
14 miles
Boney Mountain

This run takes place in Point Mugu State Park, but for this time we start on the northern edge of the park in the Conejo Valley at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa National Park in Newbury Park (just west of Thousand Oaks).

Serrano Road/Chamberlain Rock

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
None--Nearest to trailhead at Sycamore
Distance: 
12 mi

The trailhead is reached by turning right on Deer Creek Rd.

Guadalasca Trail

Water: 
At Trailhead
Restrooms: 
At Trailhead-Portable
Distance: 
16 miles

This run begins with the climb up Ray Miller trail, then turn left onto Overlook trail and onto the Guadalasca trail which zig-zags down to Wood Canyon and finally to Sycamore Canyon Fire Road.  We then go right on Wood Canyon Vista Trail then go left on Overlook Fire Road, and return via Ray Miller Trail.  A strenous run and a little longer than we're used to, but very rewarding views. Fun running and water sometime soon after the ten mile mark.

Sycamore Canyon/Serrano Valley Tr./Blue Canyon Trail

Water: 
Trailhead & Danielson ranch
Restrooms: 
Trailhead & Danielson ranch
Distance: 
12mi
Course Number: 
10sim
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This run starts and ends in Sycamore Canyon, climbs up the Serrano Canyon Trail to Serrano Valley at an elevation of 1303 ft. with it's majestic views of beautiful Serrano Valley with rolling grassland meadows that are a lush green in winter and a golden brown in summer. From Serrano Valley we take a right onto Old Boney Trail, then continue left on Old Boney Trail, then left on Blue Canyon Trail, until it intersects Sycamore Canyon Fire Road. Then we turn left on the fire road and take it home about 4 miles to the finish.

Sycamore Canyon/Serrano Valley Tr./Chamberlain Rock

Water: 
Start/Finish
Restrooms: 
At trailhead
Distance: 
14 miles
Course Number: 
10sim

This run starts and ends on Sycamore Canyon Fire road where the camp ground is. We start running up this fire road until we reach the turnoff for the Serrano Canyon Trail (watch out for the lush Poison Oak!), making our way to Serrano Valley at an elevation of 1303 ft. with it's majestic views of beautiful rolling grassland meadows that are a lush green and full of wildflowers in winter and a golden brown in summer.

Sycamore Canyon: Lasse Viren Course

Water: 
Trailhead, mile 3 & 9
Restrooms: 
Restroom and shower at trailhead
Distance: 
12mi
Course Number: 
10 (similar)

This route runs through beautiful Sycamore Canyon and makes a clockwise loop to Wood Ranch onto Ranch Center rd. and back onto Sycamore Canyon. It is mostly shaded with one big hill at roughly the midpoint. This is similar to Run # 10 in "50 Trail Runs in Southern California," but adds a little distance by taking a slightly longer route from Wood Ranch back to Sycamore Canyon. This is a "fast" 20k run.

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