Thursday, March 24, 2011

China Flats, Agoura Hills

This Saturday, Anna and I hiked China Flats. It's 6.5 miles with a somewhat difficult 1135 ft elevation gain. You can get to this trail by taking the 101 west, exit and go north on Kanan til you hit Hollytree Rd, turn right and the trail is on your left, just past the park entrance.

OR you can take the 101 west, exit Lindero Canyon and go north about 4 miles til you see the trailhead on your left (just past King James Ct). The "blue" below is the trail I took, but the "red" is the Lindero Canyon route. Also the "red" shows the rest of the way to Simi Peak, which I didn't realize at the time, but we had stopped just about 1/2 a mile short of the Peak. :( We had decided to turn around at the 2-hour point. Oh well, maybe next time.
The hike was 3 hours long and a great workout. It was sunny (sometimes cloudy) and a little chilly. Here are some of my favorite photos from the day:

This is where we turned around. That mountain there is Simi Peak:

Click on the panorama below to see it larger:

To see all of the rest of the photos, click this link:

1 comment:

Anna Contessa said...

Epic! Your pictures tell a story. Also, good documentation, I like your addition of maps.