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NOTE: YELLOW SHADING: Rex’s hikes for the week

The Hikes for the Week list below contains only free, non-repeating hikes in L.A. and Ventura Counties. I also have excluded hikes in Griffith Park and Mount Baldy as there are 1 or more group hikes nearly every day in those parks by one of the many Meetup groups, so see the Google calendar at the bottom of the page for those and all other scheduled hikes from around 50 meetup groups in most of Southern California.

THE HIKES FOR THE WEEK LIST IS USUALLY UPDATED ON SUNDAYS. HIKES MAY CHANGE. SO…FOR THE MOST UP-TO-THE-MINUTE LISTINGS, SEE THE AUTOMATICALLY-GENERATED GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE LINK ABOVE OR AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE)

ALSO: the Google calendar carries all Meetup hikes listed for several months ahead, or even next year. Just slide the arrow down on the right hand side of the calendar and check it out!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Calendar of hikes for March 28 to April 4th, 2011

NOTE: FOR THE MOST UP-TO-THE-MINUTE HIKE LISTINGS, SEE THE AUTOMATICALLY-GENERATED GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS


Monday, March 28

8:30am-- Oakview Bike Path--Ojai

8:30am-- Santiago Oaks (Medium Pace. Adv. Beginner or Intermediate)

9:30am-- Anaheim Hills Trail: 1 to 2 hour hike, beginners welcome

4:00pm-- No Name Trail to Wildwood Car Shuttle—Verdugo Mts

5:00pm-- Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

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Tuesday, March 29

9 AM—Dos Vientos Loop—Thousand Oaks

9:00am-- Easy Walk at Yorba Regional Park

9 AM—Happy Camp Canyon—Moorpark

4:30 PM--PM Blaze: Los Robles Lollipop—Thousand Oaks

5:00pm-- Evening Conditioning Hike, Point Mugu Peak, 4.5 - 5 miles/1,550'

5:00pm-- Evening Conditioning Hike, Point Mugu Peak, 4.5 - 5 miles/1,550'

5:30pm-- Peters Canyon Hike (Introduction to hiking/Intermediate)

6:30pm-- 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm-- Griffith Park Discovery Hike @ Los Feliz

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Wednesday, March 30

8:30am-- Santiago Oaks - Mabury Entrance (Easy/Medium Pace-Adv Beg/Intermediate)

3:30pm-- Climb up to Chino Hills State Park w short hike before turning around - 1 hour

6:00pm-- Roller Coaster Ridge (4.5 mile intermediate)—San Clemente

6:30pm-- Ballona Wetlands and City lights view trail--and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

7:00pm-- Wednesday Night Hike!—Griffith Park

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Thursday, March 31

9:00am-- Easy Walk at Yorba Regional Park

10:00am- Rancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa, a Gentler Hike

4:30pm-- PM Blaze: Stunt Up To Saddle Peak

5:30pm-- TGI Thursday Hike: Ahmanson Ranch/Start from Woodland Hills

5:30pm-- Peters Canyon (Quick Pace Hills Hike)

6:30pm-- 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm-- Beaudry Loop night hike -- wide trail, good climb, great views

7:00pm-- Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout—Griffith Park

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Friday, April 1

6:30am-- 2nd Annual Vulture Peak , Matilija Wilderness, Ojai, 20-miler, 5,100'+

8:30am- Santiago Oaks (Medium Pace. Adv. Beginner or Intermediate)

9:30am- Powder Canyon Trailhead - between 1 and 2 hour hike, Beginners Welcome

6:30pm—Griffith Park--2nd Annual April Fools Dress to Impress GP Special w/Dinner

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Saturday, April 2

8:00am-- BACKBONE TRAIL - SEGMENT FIVE, Take One

8:00am- Chino Hills Exploratory (Intermediate-Intermediate Plus)

8:15am-- Hike to the Fire Lookout Tower on Slide Mountain (Castaic)

9:00am-- Backbone Trail: Segment 7 of 7 - Topanga State Park to Will Rogers State Park

9:00am-- bad asses, and explorer's only hike—a mine and trail near Mt Baldy

9:00am-- The Malibu Grotto at Circle X Ranch

9:45am-- Solstice Canyon Loop

11:00am-- Hike in Griffith Park

5:00pm- Saturday Afternoon Hike!! @ Eaton Canyon

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Sunday, April 3

7:30am- Idlehour Campground via Wilson Toll Road & Idlehour trail, 9 mi, 2700 elevation

8:00am-- Beginners Hike to Escondido Falls

8:00am-- Native Garden Maintenance-Time to Give Back—East Canyon—Santa Clarita

8:30am-- Inspiration Point Loop / Mt. Lowe Railroad

9:00am-- Griffith Park - Fern Dell to Mt. Hollywood

9:00am-- Rainforest & Backbone Missing Link—in Studio City/North Hollywood area

10:30am-- Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve & the Rock Inn - NEW DATE

10:30am-- Photo walk in Conejo Valley Botanic Garden

3 PM--4 Waterfalls hike--(one underground) at Circle X Ranch--Canyon View Trail

4:00pm-- Sunday Evening Hike! Griffith Park


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Monday, April 4

8:30am-- Santiago Oaks (Medium Pace. Adv. Beginner or Intermediate)

9:00am- McGrath State Park—Oxnard/Ventura

9:30am-- Anaheim Hills Trail: Just an hour hike, beginners welcome

5:00pm-- Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Calendar of hikes for March 21-31, 2011

NOTE: FOR THE MOST UP-TO-THE-MINUTE HIKE LISTINGS, SEE THE AUTOMATICALLY-GENERATED GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS


Monday, March 21

8:30am-- Santiago Oaks (Medium Pace. Adv. Beginner or Intermediate)

9:30am-- Anaheim Hills Trail: 1 to 2 hour hike, beginners welcome

4:00pm-- Franklin Canyon Park Scout

5:00pm-- Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:00pm-- Muddy by Monday: Hiking After the Deluge, Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa, NP

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Tuesday, March 22

9:00am-- Easy Walk at Yorba Regional Park

9:00am-- Liberty Canyon to Century Lake

1:00pm-- Beach Walk on Tuesday

3:30pm-- Climb up to Chino Hills State Park w short hike before turning around - 1 hour

4:30pm-- PM Blaze: No Ruma...We're Goin' Up To Zuma

5:30pm-- Peters Canyon Hike (Introduction to hiking/Intermediate)

6:30pm-- 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm-- Griffith Park Hike to Mt. Hollywood @ Merry Go Round Lot


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Wednesday, March 23

8:30am-- Santiago Oaks - Mabury Entrance (Easy/Medium Pace-Adv Beg/Intermediate)

9:00am—Thousand Oaks—Conejo Canyon-Western Plateau Roller Coaster, 10 miles/2,000'+

5:30pm-- Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike—West L.A.

7:00pm-- Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, March 24

8:30 am—Hike around the lake at Westlake

9:00am-- Easy Walk at Yorba Regional Park

10:00am-- Rancho Sierra Vista / Satwiwa, a Gentler Hike

4:30pm-- PM Blaze: Back In Baby's Arms...Malibu canyon to Mesa Peak

5:30pm-- Peters Canyon (Quick Pace Hills Hike)

5:30pm-- Thursday evening BIRTHDAY hike! :-)-Cheseboro/Palo Comado canyons

6:30pm-- 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm- Beaudry Loop night hike -- wide trail, good climb, great views

7:00pm-- Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, March 25

8:30am-- Santiago Oaks (Medium Pace. Adv. Beginner or Intermediate)

9:30am-- Powder Canyon Trailhead - between 1 and 2 hour hike, Beginners Welcome

5:30pm-- Mona's Echo Mountain Friday Nights


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Saturday, March 26

7:00am-- Sturtevant Camp and Mt. Zion: 9.5 miles, 2,000 vertical.

8:00am-- Bailey Canyon to Jones Peak to Orchard Camp Crossover loop hike

8:00am-- Bailey Canyon to Jones Peak to Orchard Camp Crossover loop hike

8:00am-- former Santa Susana Field Laboratory (Rocketdyne) - advance sign-up required

8:00am-- Hike @ ur MAX to Echo OR beyond to Inspiration (Max 9+ Mile, 3000 ft. EG)

8:30am-- Conejo Open Space Trail Work Day in Newbury Park

8:30am-- Conejo Open Space Trail Work Day in Newbury Park

8:30am-- Zuma/Trancas Canyons

9:00am-- Mt. Lowe Railroad/Inspiration Pt/Echo Mt. - 11.5 Mile Loop

9:00am-- Mt. Lowe Railroad/Inspiration Pt/Echo Mt. - 11.5 Mile Loop

11:00am-- Hike in Griffith Park

11:00am-- Point Dume Stroll & Picnic @ Paradise Cove

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Sunday, March 27

9:00am-- Punchbowls alternate trail exploratory pre-hike

9:00am-- Santa Paula Canyon

11:00am-- GLSS Sunday picnic & hike at Bailey Canyon Park - Sierra Madre.

11:00am-- Wildflower, pond and ocean-view trek at 2 spots in west Malibu, & dinner

2:00pm-- Whiting Ranch Dreaded Hill Medium Pace (Adv. Beginner or Intermediate)

4 pm—Griffith Park

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Monday, March 28

8:30am-- Oakview Bike Path

8:30am-- Santiago Oaks (Medium Pace. Adv. Beginner or Intermediate)

9:30am-- Anaheim Hills Trail: 1 to 2 hour hike, beginners welcome

4:00pm-- No Name Trail to Wildwood Car Shuttle—Verdugo Mts

5:00pm-- Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

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Tuesday, March 29

9:00am-- Easy Walk at Yorba Regional Park

3:30pm-- Climb up to Chino Hills State Park w short hike before turning around - 1 hour

5:30pm-- Peters Canyon Hike (Introduction to hiking/Intermediate)

6:30pm-- 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm-- Griffith Park Discovery Hike @ Los Feliz

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Wednesday, March 30

6:30pm-- Ballona Wetlands and City lights view trail--and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's


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Thursday, March 31

9:00am-- Easy Walk at Yorba Regional Park

5:30pm-- Peters Canyon (Quick Pace Hills Hike)

6:30pm-- 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm-- Beaudry Loop night hike -- wide trail, good climb, great views

7:00pm-- Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

Monday, March 14, 2011

Hike Calendar for March 15-21, 2011

FOR UP-TO-THE-MINUTE HIKE LISTINGS, LOOK BELOW THIS POST AT THE GOOGLE CALENDAR

Tuesday, March 15

9:00am--Easy Walk at Yorba Regional Park

9:15am--White Horse Canyon to Los Robles Trail

9:15am--White Horse Canyon Trail 6 MILE LOOP

4:00pm--after work / chino hills

4:30pm--PM Blaze: Calabasas Peak With A Twist (4:30 start!)

5:30pm--Peters Canyon Hike (Introduction to hiking/Intermediate)

6:00pm--Paseo Walk and Pizza @ Round Table

6:15pm--Night Hike Backbone Trail to Stunt

6:30pm--6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm--Griffith Park First Daylight Savings Hike to B Rock and Amir's Garden

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Wednesday, March 16

5:00pm--Hump Day Hike - Lake Casitas - Shoreline Trail - 7 mrt

6 PM—Baldwin Hills Scenic overlook and dinner at Bawarchi afterward

6:00pm--Roller Coaster Ridge (4.5 mile intermediate)

7:00pm--Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, March 17

7:30am--3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Hike on Boney Mountain, 12-14 miles, 4,000'+

8:30am--Devils Canyon, Chatsworth - Thursday March 17th

9:00am--Easy Walk at Yorba Regional Park

9:00am--Saint Patrick's Day Hike: Eagle Rock Loop in Topanga State Park

4:30pm--PM Blaze: Mark's New Favorite Hike (4:30 start!)

5:30pm--Full Moon: Boat Canyon/Laguna Coast Wilderness(Quick Pace Hills Hike)

5:30pm--Hummingbird Trail Sunset Car Shuttle & St. Patrick's Day Potluck

6:30pm--6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm--Beaudry Loop night hike -- wide trail, good climb, great views

7:00pm--Evening Conditioning Hike in Glendale

7:00pm--Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, March 18

8:30am--Santiago Oaks (Medium Pace. Adv. Beginner or Intermediate)

9:00am--Easy Walk at Yorba Regional Park

9:30am--Powder Canyon Trailhead - between 1 and 2 hour hike, Beginners Welcome

5:30pm--Mona's Echo Mountain Friday Nights - FULL MOON

7:00pm--Moonlight Hike above La Canada - k9 friendly—Earl Canyon

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Saturday, March 19

5:30am--Guided Tour for Painted Rock (American Indian Rock Art Hike)—Carrizo Plain

6:00am--Massive Multi Meetup at Tri Peaks

8:00am--A rare opportunity: Hike with us to Fish Canyon Falls

8:30am--Devil's PunchBowl-Devil's Chair and Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve (Intermediate)

8:30am--Hacienda Hills Bird Hike

8:30am--Massive Multi Meetup at Tripeaks

8:30am--San Jacinto Peak via Palm Springs Aerial Tramway ("Three Saints" Series #1)

8:30 am—Bridge to Nowhere and beyond

10:00am--Massive Meetup Convergence at Tri Peaks via Mishe Mokwa

10:00am--Massive Multi Meetup to Tri-Peaks from the Mishe Mokwa Trail Head - NEW DATE

10:00am--Massive Multi-Meetup at Tri-Peaks

10:00am--Massive Multi-Meetup Tri-Peaks Social

10:00am--MMM Tri Peaks from the Sandstone Peak Trail Head / Malibu, CA

10:30am--MMM to Tri Peaks from the Sandstone Peak Trail Head - NEW DATE

12:00pm--Fat Burner Hike in the Verdugos

4:00pm—Rocky Peak--Full Moon / Sunset Pot Luck and wine (or beer) hike

5:00pm--Full SuperMoon and Picnic Dinner on Mt Hollywood!

5:00pm--fullmoon hot springs hike

5:45pm--FULL MOON HIKE / PARKER MESA OVERLOOK

7:00pm--Equinox Evening: Full Moon & Sunset Twilight Hike

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Sunday, March 20

8:00am--Monrovia Canyon Park Waterfall Hike

8:00am--Monrovia Canyon Park Waterfall Hike

9:00am--Cucamonga Canyon - The Return

9:00am--Ojai Farmer's Market, Wildlife in Matilija Creek, & Libbey Park Drum Circle

4:00pm--Sunday Evening Hike!

4:30pm--Ocean View Boat Canyon(Easy Pace-Optional Yoga Outdoor)

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Monday, March 21

8:30am--Santiago Oaks (Medium Pace. Adv. Beginner or Intermediate)

9:30am--Anaheim Hills Trail: 1 to 2 hour hike, beginners welcome

4:00pm--Franklin Canyon Park Scout

5:00pm--Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:00pm--Evening Conditioning Hike in Western Plateau, Newbury Park

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Calendar of Hikes--March 9-13, 2011

Wednesday, March 9

10:00am-- Los Robles Scenic Loop - a Gentler Hike—Thousand Oaks

5:30pm-- Hump Day Hike - Lake Casitas - Shoreline Trail - 7 mrt

6:30pm-- Ballona Wetlands and City lights view trail--and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

7:00pm--Griffith Park—Santa Monica Mts

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Thursday, March 10

8:30am-- Charmlee Park—Santa Monica Mts

9:00am-- Easy Walk at Yorba Regional Park

9:00am-- Vasquez Rocks!

3:30pm-- PM Blaze: Kicking It Up To Castro—Santa Monica Mts

5:15pm-- Peters Canyon (Quick Pace Hills Hike)

6:30pm-- 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm-- Beaudry Loop night hike (in Glendale)

6:30pm-- Beaudry Loop night hike -- wide trail, good climb, great views

7:00pm-- Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout—Santa Monica Mts

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Friday, March 11

9:00am-- Anza Borrego - Hiking, Biking Camping and Wildflowers

9:00am-- Easy Walk at Yorba Regional Park

9:30am-- Powder Canyon Trailhead - 1 hour hike, Beginners Welcome

1:15pm-- Commando Conditioning Hike, Newbury Park

4:30pm-- The Three Old Geezer's Hike For The Dogs—Calabasas Rd.

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Saturday, March 12

8:00am-- Echo Mtn to Inpiration Point 9+ Miles 3000 Ft. gain

8:00am-- L.A. RIVER GREENWAY - GLENDALE NARROWS

8:00am-- Snow Shoe Forest Falls (Adv. Beginner/Intermediate)

8:15am-- Hike the Beast!!! Whitney Canyon

8:30am-- Parker Mesa Overlook 6 miler—Santa Monica Mts

8:30am-- Parker Mesa Overlook-Topanga State Park-6 miler—Santa Monica Mts

9:00am-- barrett stodard peak

9:00am-- Bates Beach to Brunch

9:00am-- Escondido Falls in Malibu and Potluck—Santa Monica Mts

9:00am-- VHC Rocks -> Vasquez & Devil's Puncbowl than Charlie Brown's.

9:30am-- CAPTURE SAN JUAN HILL IN YORBA LINDA

9:30am--Henninger Flats

10:30am--Devil's Chair/Punchbowl in Pearblossom

11:00am--Wet 'n' Wild Rose Valley Falls Exploration, Ventura County,

11:30am--smuggler's cove sea caves --the new easier way

12:00pm--Scenic Hike in La Crescenta

5:00pm--Griffith Observatory Star Party and Mt Hollywood Dinner Hike! —Santa Monica Mts

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Sunday, March 13

7:15 AM—Zaca Lake hike and trail clearing and picnic

8:00am--BACKBONE TRAIL - SEGMENT FOUR “Take Two” —Santa Monica Mts

8:30am--Santa Barbara: San Ysidro to El Camino Cielo

9:00am--Griffith Park - Fern Dell to Mt. Hollywood—Santa Monica Mts

9:00am--Rainforest: Backbone Missing Link exploratory pre-hike—Santa Monica Mts

9:30am--Devil Canyon – Chatsworth

9:30am-- Devil Canyon – Chatsworth

9:30am--Eaton canyon waterfalls beginner hike

3:30pm--Whiting Ranch Hikes: Moderate or Easy Pace (Adv. Beginners-Intermediate)

4:00pm--Griffith Park—Santa Monica Mts


GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: