LA BRINCA CANYON

Short little hike in Thousand Oaks to an illegal swimmin hole. It’s not illegal to be there just illegal to swim. So as you may see Throb in the air in some of these photos he never hit the water, he has the ability to levitate. SO Los Angeles Swimmin does not encourage anyone to swim here but here are the directions. 101 N exit Ventu Park and go right. Drive pass the Del Tako to a park on the right. Turn into the first parking lot and park at the end of it. The trail heads down to the creek and you will follow the trail till it ends then rock hop about 5 min downstream to the swimmin hole. You need to climb a rope down a cave into a grotto to get to the jump spot. Tons of graffiti as you can tell and the water is possibly 30% street runoff. Not the cleanest place so hold your nose if you do swim (which we do not encourage remember?). Afterwards we went to Malibu and cleaned off in the ocean water.

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3 replies
  1. David
    David says:

    That place looks pretty nice. Id say your right about the urban runoff being 30% in that creek, look at all that algae. The swimmin hole looks great though, nice narrows.

  2. losangelesswimmin
    losangelesswimmin says:

    yeah it is a nice canyon despite the graffiti and definitely worth checking out. we have been cliff jumping for a while and know the proper way to hit the water without getting it up our noses or in our mouths. probably never go back there but we got to try every place once.

  3. John
    John says:

    Growing up there we said “La Branca” which is a perversion of “La Barranca” (Spanish for gorge). Lots of adventures there in the 70’s.

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