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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!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Calendar of Hikes for April 25 to May 2nd, 2011

NOTE: THIS LIST IS UPDATED ON SUNDAYS. HIKES MAY CHANGE. SO…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

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Monday, April 25

8:00am--Chino Hills State Park (Adv. Beginner/Intermediate)

8:15am--Hike Whitney Canyon with the Eco-kids

9:00am--Emma Wood State Park--Ventura

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

10:15am--Beach Brunch hike at Point Dume

4:30pm--Three Sisters Rock—Soledad Canyon—North L.A. County

5:00pm--Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm--Colinas Bluff - 4.5 miles - DOG FRIENDLY

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Tuesday, April 26

8:00am—Thousand Oaks-The Ultimate Wildwood Hike

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

5:00pm--PM Blaze: Kanan Dume Road to Castro Crest

6:15pm—Simi Hills--Evening Hike: Suicide & Dead Cow

6:15pm--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, April 27

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

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

5:45 PM—Rancho El Nido Preserve—Ojai

6:00pm--Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike--- &(optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

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

7 PM—Griffith Park

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Thursday, April 28

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

5:00pm--PM Blaze: Back In Cali, Back On Mesa Peak, Malibu Creek state park

6:15pm--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

6:45 pm—Mt Hollywood cardio workout

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Friday, April 29

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

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

1:00pm--Hiking and Camping Point Mugu State Park (Exploratory-Adv. Beg-Intermediate)

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Saturday, April 30

7:45am--Hike Liebre Mountain in the Castaic area

8:00am—Lake Eleanor loop—Thousand Oaks

8:00am--Topanga Lookout – Stunt High Loop

8:30am—Hummingbird trail—Santa Susana Mts--Hiking our Blues Away & Optional Blues Festival

8:30am--Tame/Wild/Tame Hike & Margaritas Too? (Eagle Rock/Rustic Canyon/Eagle Springs/Loop

8:30 Am—Whiting Ranch—South Orange county

9:00am—Santa Paula Punchbowls Classic ~ with an Old Fashioned Style Shady Twist

9:30am--Wham! Zowie! Blam! BatCave and Hollywood Sign Hike

3:00pm--Hike at Elsmere Canyon and optional dinner

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Sunday, May 1

6:45 Am—Santa Paula Canyon

7:00am--Sturtevant Camp, Mt. Zion and a BBQ picnic lunch at Chantry. 9.5 miles, 2000 ft.

8:45 Am—Big Santa Anita loop

9:00am--Piru Creek!

9 Am—Paradise Falls—Thousand Oaks

2 PM—Eaton canyon waterfall and Henninger flats

4:00pm—Hart Park in Newhall--VHC 3 Year Celebratory Hike, Pot Luck & Bar-B-Que

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Monday, May 2

8:00am--Chino Hills State Park (Adv. Beginner/Intermediate)

8:00am—Simi Valley--More with Les: Scaling Whiteface Mountain

9:00am—Ventura--Arroyo Verde Park

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

5 PM—Topanga state park: Santa Inez falls

5:00pm--Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm--Colinas Bluff - 4.5 miles - DOG FRIENDLY

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SUNDAY MAY 8TH:

10 AM--Cross-Mountain park: Franklin canyon lake and trails on the L.A. side, then TreePeople to Fryman canyon on the Valley side

Monday, April 18, 2011

Calendar of Hikes for April 18 to May 2nd, 2011

NOTE: HIKES MAY CHANGE--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

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Monday, April 18

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

8:30am--Wills Canyon Trail—in Ojai

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

9:30am--Bonus Adventure Hike: Santa Paula Canyon to the Punch Bowls!

5:00pm--Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:00pm--Sage Ranch Park

5:30pm-Colinas Bluff - 4.5 miles - DOG FRIENDLY

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Tuesday, April 19

9:00am--Dead Horse To Eagle Rock

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

2:00pm--NEW in NEWBURY Park: Flag Hill Loop, 6 miles, 1,200'

5:00pm--PM Blaze: Up & Around Calabasas Peak

6:00pm--Peters Canyon Hike (Introduction to hiking/Intermediate)

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

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

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Wednesday, April 20

7:30am--Sespe or Matilija Wilderness 20-miler--while it's still cool.

9:00am--Las Llajas Canyon to the Chumash Trail in Simi Valley

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)

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

7:00pm-Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, April 21

8:30am-Wildwood Park in T.O. - Thursday Hike 4/21

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

10:00am--Conejo Mountain in Dos Vientos, a Gentler Hike

4:30pm--Ladyface Mountain & Ladyface Ale Companie

5:00pm--PM Blaze: Stunt Up To Saddle Peak

5:30pm—Modjeska canyon--Hidden Oak Hike (Beginners)

6:15pm--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

6:45pm--Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, April 22

8:00am--Help us out in the Native Garden in Newhall on EARTH DAY

8:30am--Santiago Oaks - East Overlook Entrance (Medium Pace. Adv. Beg. or Intermediate)

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

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Saturday, April 23

7:00am--Hike Liberty Canyon/Malibu State Park with Nikki

7:00am--Jones Peak/Crossover Trail/Orchard Camp. 8.6 miles, 2,600 elevation gain

8:30am--Bridge to Nowhere and Beyond

8:30am--ChantryFlats to Hoegee Trail Camp Loop

8:30am-- Wonderland of Rocks and Road Trip Joshua Tree for Wildflowers (Intermediate)

9:00am--Bridge to Nowhere - HIGH WATER?

9:00am--Turtle Rock Classic Medium Pace

10:00am--EAGLE ROCK / TOPANGA CANYON - EARTH DAY PARTY AFTER - LIVE BANDS!! GREAT FOOD!!

10:00am--EAGLE ROCK / TOPANGA CANYON - EARTH DAY PARTY AFTER - LIVE BANDS!! GREAT FOOD!!

10:30am--Hoegee loop campout

12:00pm--Hike in a "Rain Forest" @ Studio City

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Sunday, April 24

All day--(note: Easter Sunday)

7:45am--Hike Leona Divide to Grass Mountain with Jerry

8:00am--BACKBONE TRAIL - SEGMENT FOUR “Take Two”

9:00am--Fish Canyon Falls - we don't need no stinkin' shuttle!!

9:00am--Sycamore Canyon to Danielson Ranch

3:30pm--Palos Verdes Nature Preserve (Exploratory-Easy-Moderate)

4:00pm—Griffith Park Sunday Evening Hike!

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Monday, April 25

8:00am--Chino Hills State Park (Adv. Beginner/Intermediate)

8:15am--Hike Whitney Canyon with the Eco-kids

9:00am--Emma Wood State Park--Ventura

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

10:15am--Beach Brunch hike at Point Dume

4:30pm--Three Sisters Rock—Soledad Canyon—North L.A. County

5:00pm--Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm--Colinas Bluff - 4.5 miles - DOG FRIENDLY

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Tuesday, April 26

8:00am—Thousand Oaks-The Ultimate Wildwood Hike

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

5:00pm--PM Blaze: Kanan Dume Road to Castro Crest

6:15pm—Simi Hills--Evening Hike: Suicide & Dead Cow

6:15pm--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, April 27

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

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

6:00pm--Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike--- &(optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

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

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Thursday, April 28

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

5:00pm--PM Blaze: Back In Cali, Back On Mesa Peak, Malibu Creek state park

6:15pm--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

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Friday, April 29

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

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

1:00pm--Hiking and Camping Point Mugu State Park (Exploratory-Adv. Beg-Intermediate)

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Saturday, April 30

7:45am--Hike Liebre Mountain in the Castaic area

8:00am--LAKE ELEANOR LOOP

8:00am--Topanga Lookout – Stunt High Loop

8:30am—Hummingbird trail—Santa Susana Mts--Hiking our Blues Away & Optional Blues Festival

8:30am--Leona Divide 50 - Community Service

8:30am--Tame/Wild/Tame Hike & Margaritas Too? (Eagle Rock/Rustic Canyon/Eagle Springs/Loop

9:00am—Santa Paul Punchbowls Classic ~ with an Old Fashioned Style Shady Twist

9:30am--Wham! Zowie! Blam! BatCave and Hollywood Sign Hike

3:00pm--Hike at Elsmere Canyon and optional dinner

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Sunday, May 1

7:00am--Sturtevant Camp, Mt. Zion and a BBQ picnic lunch at Chantry. 9.5 miles, 2000 ft.

9:00am--Piru Creek!

4:00pm—Hart Park in Newhall--VHC 3 Year Celebratory Hike, Pot Luck & Bar-B-Que

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Monday, May 2

8:00am--Chino Hills State Park (Adv. Beginner/Intermediate)

8:00am—Simi Valley--More with Les: Scaling Whiteface Mountain

9:00am—Ventura--Arroyo Verde Park

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

5:00pm--Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm--Colinas Bluff - 4.5 miles - DOG FRIENDLY

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Calendar of Hikes for April 10-18, 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

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SUNDAY, April 10

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

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MONDAY, April 11

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

9:00am--Bubbling Springs—Port Hueneme

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

4:30pm--Weldon Canyon—East Canyon Car Shuttle—Santa Susana Mts

5:00pm--Monday evenings at Chantry Flat


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Tuesday, April 12

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

9:00am--Hondo Canyon to Saddle Peak

5:00pm--PM Blaze: Malibu Canyon To Mesa Peak (Without Water)

6:00pm--Peters Canyon Hike (Introduction to hiking/Intermediate)

6:15pm--Evening Hike from Stunt Road

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

6:30pm--Griffith Park Hike to Glendale Peak @ Merry Go Round Lot

7:00pm--Walk, talk, taco and track!—Warner Ranch Park—Woodland Hills

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Wednesday, April 13

8:00am--SEDONA ARIZONA ROAD TRIP / HIKIN' / CHILLIN' / VORTEXIN' / MEDICINE CIRCLE ETC

8:00am--SEDONA ARIZONA ROAD TRIP / HIKIN' / CHILLIN' / VORTEXIN' / MEDICINE CIRCLE ETC

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

5:30pm--Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

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

7:00pm--Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, April 14

8:30am--Old Olive Grove hike, Chatsworth—Porter Ranch

9:00am--Day trip to California City—Mojave Desert Wildflower expedition


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

9:00am--The Ultimate Wildwood Hike—Thousand Oaks—12 miles

10:00am--Las Virgenes View Trail, a Gentler Hike--Calabasas

12:00pm--Camp at Joshua Tree National Park

5:00pm--PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Zuma Ridge (With Water)

5:45pm--Eagle Rock-TGI-Thursday Hike!!!

6:15pm--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 - "Newbie"


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Friday, April 15

8:30am--Santiago Oaks - East Overlook (Medium Pace. Adv. Beg. or Intermediate)

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

6:00pm--Mona's Echo Mountain Friday Nights


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Saturday, April 16

8:00am--Malibu Creek State Park Walkabout

8:30am--Willett Hot Springs--Ojai, California

9:00am--Back to the Lighthouse—Port Hueneme

9:00am--Cucamonga Canyon - The Return

9:00am--Earth Day Walk and Weed—Puente Hills

9:00am--Fish Canyon Falls Hike

10:00am--great landscape outing at the California Poppy Reserve

10:00am--Mishe Mokwa Trail - Sandstone Peak

11:30am--HIKE THE SEA CAVES AT SMUGGLER'S COVE IN PALOS VERDES

12:00pm--Walk around Lake Hollywood

1:00pm--spring into a hot spring for spring

5:15pm—Rocky Peak--Full Moon / Sunset Pot Luck and wine (or beer) hike

6:00pm—North Topanga--Easy/Moderate Twilight/Moonrise hike over Summit Motorway Trail & Potluck

6:30pm--Full Moon: Boat Canyon/Laguna Coast Wilderness(Moderate Pace-Intermediate)

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Sunday, April 17

7:00am--Mt. Wilson, Mt. Zion and a Cosmic Cafe lunch (15 miles, 4,300 elevation gain)

8:00am-Beginners Hike to Escondido Falls

8:30am--Waterfall Hike to Escondido Falls in Malibu

9:00am--Whiting Ranch Hikes: Moderate or Easy Pace (Beginners-Intermediate)

9:30am--La Jolla and Sycamore Canyon Loop

10:00 am--The easy way to Paradise Falls in Thousand Oaks

10:00am-- Carlsbad Flower Fields Canon Macro Workshop

10:00am--Carlsbad Flower Fields -Field of Dreams...Flower Fields and Photography Workshop

10:00am--Free Wilacre to Franklin Canyon Park (w/optional shorter easier route)

10:00am--The Portola Trail around Elysian Park

2:00pm--Boulder-climbing to Waterfalls below the Grotto at Circle X Ranch

7:30pm—Thousand Oaks--Paschal Moon Hike: Full Moon & Sunset Twilight

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Monday, April 18

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

8:30am--Wills Canyon Trail—in Ojai

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

5:00pm--Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:00pm--Sage Ranch Park

5:30pm-Colinas Bluff - 4.5 miles - DOG FRIENDLY

Monday, April 4, 2011

Calendar of hikes for April 4-11, 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


MON, April 4

4:30 PM--Flint-Cherry Canyons in La Canada

5:00pm-- Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

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TUES, April 5

5:00pm-- PM Blaze: Kanan Dume To Castro Crest (5:00pm Start!)

6:00pm--Peters Canyon Hike (Introduction to hiking/Intermediate)

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

6:30pm--Griffith Park Semi Beginner Hike @ Merry Go Round Lot


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WED, April 6

8:00am--Santiago Oaks - Mabury Entrance (Easy/Medium Pace-Adv Beg/Intermediate)

9:00am--Chivo Canyon - Las Llajas Loop—Simi Valley

9:00am--Chivo Canyon Loop—Simi Valley

9:00am--Serrano Canyon to Sycamore Canyon loop—Santa Monica Mts

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

5:30pm--Las Virgenes Trail to Cheseboro Ridge to Canyon View Trail Loop

6:00pm--Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike--- &(optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

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

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


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THURS., April 7

8:30am--"Big Sky Trail" in NW/Simi - Thursday April 7th @ 8:30am

10:00am--Potrero Ridge Open Space and Trails - a Gentler Hike—Thousand Oaks

5:00pm--PM Blaze: The Ultimate Sunset Hike (5:00pm Start!)—Thousand Oaks

6:15pm--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—Verdugo Mts

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FRI, April 8

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

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

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

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SAT, April 9

7:30am--A Day Hike to Mount Kilimanjaro from Chantry Flats via Sturtevant Camp

7:30am--Santa Cruz ~ The Island

7:30am--Whiting Ranch (Moderate-Fast Pace Workout-Intermediate Plus)

8:00am--Swift Paced Intermed+++-Bailey Canyon to Jones Peak to Orchard Camp

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

9:30am--Charmlee park

9:30am--kayaks on the water

11:00am--Hike in Griffith Park from the Greek to the Hollywood sign

2 pm--The Back Way to Paradise Falls--thru Conejo Canyons Park--in Thousand Oaks

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SUNDAY, April 10

6:00am--Manker Flats to Mt. San Antonio Summit

6:00am--Manker Flats to Mt. San Antonio Summit

8:00am--BACKBONE TRAIL - SEGMENT FIVE, Take Two—La Jolla Cyn to Sandstone Peak

8:00am--Go to Vasquez Rocks

8:15am--Red Rock Canyon, Escondido Falls and the Grotto--Santa Monica Mtn Waterfalls

9:00am-Los Feliz and Hollywood Public Staircase Hike

9:15am--Placerita Canyon - hike to the Falls

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

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MONDAY, April 11

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

9:00am--Bubbling Springs—Port Hueneme

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

4:30pm--Weldon Canyon—East Canyon Car Shuttle—Santa Susana Mts

5:00pm--Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: