For public safety purposes and to prevent trail damage, COSCA trails may be closed during certain conditions. Please call the Rangers at 805-402-9551 for trail closure status information before heading out to the trails after a rain event or when a red flag warning is in effect.
COSCA trails are closed during most rain events and will remain closed until mud is no longer present.
Red Flag Warnings
COSCA trails may also be closed during "Red Flag" fire weather. The Fire District issues Red Flag warnings when the potential for fire becomes high in Southern California. Fire potential increases when the following conditions occur:
Hot, dry weather
Wind from the east at speeds of 25 mph or more, gusts of 35 mph or more
Low relative humidity, at or below 15%
Abundant dry vegetation
During Red Flag conditions please be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for smoke. Always let someone know your whereabouts, and be prepared to evacuate quickly.
During Red Flag Warnings please adhere to the following guidelines:
No fire of any kind.
Curtail any work that will involve equipment that can spark a fire.
Keep fire suppression equipment, shovels, fire extinguishers and/or garden hoses handy and in good condition.
Although we always want people to enjoy Conejo Open Space it may also become necessary to close the Open Space if any of the following additional conditions exist: