Kanan Dume Road to Zuma Edison Road
I have hiked in this area many times but today had a couple of new twists. First, I parked off of Kanan Dume Road. I have driven past it a million times but only recently noticed this trailhead. Also, I explored two side trails off the main trail. It was a warm day and I baked under the Sun for lack of cover.
I didn’t remember this trail being so steep, but it goes up for about 2 1/2 miles. Photo 1 – You can see how the trail ascends if you look at the hill on the right where the trail is carved into the side. Photo 4 – I
Across the canyon and on top of a hill is the well camouflaged Buzzard’s Roost Ranch, shown progressively closer in these three photos.
The second side trail was tough. It goes down and down steeply for what seemed to be about a mile. The climb back up wiped me out. The second side trail also ended at Kanan Dume Road. You can see the locked gate in the left side of photo 2.