Over the weekend I decide to hike to Cave of Munits at the El Scorpion Park in West Hills California. The hike is pretty tame to begin with. However it is hot as heck right now in California and their isn’t much coverage on the trail. The first real obstacle is when the elevation changes and the trail gets really steep and the rocks are very loose. So you will need proper shoes for this trail like good hiking boots.
Once you get up this loose steep heel the adventure really begins. Their is some climbing involved to actually get into the cave. So if you have never done any type of rock climbing please bring a partner who has, cause it can get quite dangerous. I am so happy I wasn’t by myself because it was quite tricky finding footing as some points of the climb and my shoes really sucked. Their was no grip so I was at the mercy of gravity that almost won if I didn’t have a supporting hand going up.Yet with all of that I made it. Thank God!! It is truly amazing once you get inside the cave and was definitely worth it. Will I go again. Maybe not cause I’m not a big rock climber and this is probably child’s play to most climbers but I have no upper body strength. However if I go back with the proper shoes and more climbing experiences It could be worth it because the views are outstanding.
When: All SeasonWear: Pants and T-shirt for the scrambling up the caveGo: El Scorpion Park to Upper Las Virgenes Open Space PreserveDistance 2.6 miles, with optional side trips and scrambles