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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, June 26, 2011

Calendar of Hikes for June 27-July 4, 2011

NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

HOWEVER: THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM L.A., VENTURA, ORANGE, RIVERSIDE, SAN BERNARDINO, SAN DIEGO AND INYO COUNTIES.


YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS

Monday, June 27

9:00am  Ventura--Vista Del Mar & Beach Trail

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

5:00pm  Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

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Tuesday, June 28

5:00pm  PM Blaze: Quick Way To Big Views On Simi Peak

6:30pm  6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:45pm  Griffith Park--Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, June 29

7:00am  Ontario Peak on Humpday!

9:00am  Towsley Canyon

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

5:00pm  Ken's Hump Day Hike: Calabasas Peak

6:30pm  Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

6:45pm  Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm  Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, June 30

9:30am  Mid Dos Vientos Loop, a Gentler Hike

5:00pm  PM Blaze: You Wanna Go To Mesa Peak

6:30pm  6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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Friday, July 1

6:00pm  Sushi, sake and a Hoegee!

6:00pm  Sushi, sake and a Hoegee... campground!

6:30pm  Griffith Park--FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE !

7:00pm  Hummingbird trail—Simi Valley--FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY HIKE

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Saturday, July 2

6:45am  Lockwood Valley Boy Scout Camp to Sheep Camp

7:00am  The 2 is open! Let's hike to Baden Powell and eat at Newcomb's (9.2m, 2600 ft)

7:30am  Cahuenga Peak via north ridge

7:30am  Timber Mt. via Icehouse Canyon

8:00am  Hike to Ice House Saddle

8:00am  Ray Miller Trail---Santa Monica Mts

9:00am  Conejo Connector Ring: 5 Parks in 5 Miles

9:00am  Descanso Gardens

9:00am  Saturday: Cold Creek Preserve - Big Loop

9:15am  Red Box to Valley Forge San Gabriel Mountain Hike (6 mi, 1200' gain)

3:30pm  Hike Through Old LA Zoo & More

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Sunday, July 3

9:00am  Islip Saddle to Crystal Lake for Lunch

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Monday, July 4

7:30am  Mt. Baldy from Manker Flat

7:30am  Mt. Baldy from Manker Flat (Intermediate Plus)

8:30am  Griffith Park - Fern Dell to Mt. Hollywood

8:30am  Loon Point Beach Circle.--Ventura

9:00am  Temescal Canyon Loop

10:00am  July 4th Celebration: Hike and Picnic Crystal Lake (All Levels Easy- Strenuous)

11 Am--Bouquet canyon falls and Bee Peak

6:00pm  Fine Dining and Fireworks Viewing on Echo Mtn.

6:15pm  July 4th to Echo Mountain at Night

6:45pm  FOURTH OF JULY PARTY HIKE—Los Robles trail—Thousand Oaks

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Calendar of Hikes for June 20-27, 2011

NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES.
 

HOWEVER: THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE CONTAINS HIKES FROM L.A., VENTURA, ORANGE, RIVERSIDE, SAN BERNARDINO, SAN DIEGO AND INYO COUNTIES.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS


Monday, June 20

9:00am Ventura Marina Morning Walk

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

9:30am  Cheseboro Canyon 3 mile loop now 9:30

9:30am  Cheseboro Canyon 3 mile loop now 9:30

5:00pm Grotto / La Tuna Car Shuttle—Verdugo Mts.

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat—San Gabriel Mts

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Tuesday, June 21

9:00am  Nicholas Flat Trail at Leo Carrillo State Park Malibu CA

3:00pm  Overnight backpack and camp out at Spruce Grove then hike to Mt Wilson

4:00pm  Stunt High Trail--PM Blaze: Summer Solstice Circle (4:00pm Start)

5:30pm  Simi - Long Canyon Evening Hike

5:45pm  Summer Solstice Potluck Hike (Semi-Beginners and Dogs OK)

6:30pm  6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

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Wednesday, June 22

7:30am  Mt Baldy Loop up Ski Hut down Devils Backbone

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

5:00pm  Ken's Hump Day Hike: Arroyo Conejo/ Lynnmere Loop

6:00pm  Hump Day Hike and Summer Celebration - Lake Casitas - Shoreline Trail - 7 mrt

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

6:45pm  Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm  Griffith Park-Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, June 23

8:30am  Sycamore Cyn - Newbury Park, This Thursday's hike 6/23

5:00pm  PM Blaze: Dume To Zoom

6:30pm  6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm  Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout via Bronson Caves

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Friday, June 24

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

6:00pm  Westlake Village--Sherwood's Sentinels

7:00pm  Saddle Peak--IT'S BACK... FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY HIKE!

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Saturday, June 25
7:00am  Camp Oakwilde in the Arroyo

7:00am  Mt Baldy via Bear Canyon Trail

7:30am  RattleSnake Peak/ 8 miles 3500' of Elevation Gain

8:00am  Cahuenga Peak Griffith Park

8:00am  Mt.Wilson from Redbox Loop Hike(Angeles Natl. Forest)

9:00am  Annual Placerita Waterfall Hike and BBQ

9:00am  HONDO CANYON

9:00am  Saturday: Cold Creek Preserve - Big Loop

4:00pm  Short Hike to the Hollywood Sign

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Sunday, June 26

7:30am  In Search of Trails...near the Angeles Crest Highway...and Beyond

9:00am  Bridge to Nowhere Hike

11:00am  Hike, Hike and Bowl! in Redondo, Palos Verdes and Torrance

5:00pm  Hike to Eaton Canyon Falls

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Monday, June 27

9:00am  Vista Del Mar & Beach Trail--Ventura

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

5:00pm  Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Calendar of Hikes for June 13-20, 2011

NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN L.A. AND VENTURA COUNTIES.

THE GOOGLE CALENDAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE, HOWEVER, CONTAINS HIKES FROM L.A., VENTURA, ORANGE, RIVERSIDE, SAN BERNARDINO, SAN DIEGO AND INYO COUNTIES.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS


Monday, June 13

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

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

4:30pm Stough to Village Trail Car Shuttle—Verdugo Mts

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat—San Gabriel Mts

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Tuesday, June 14

9:00am Liberty Canyon loop—Santa Monica Mts

5:00pm PM Blaze: Sunset Traverse Along Cheseboro Ridge—Simi Hills

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Hike to Glendale Peak @ Merry Go Round Lot—Santa Monica Mts

7:00pm Playa Del Rey conditioning walk in Playa Del Rey


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Wednesday, June 15

7:30am  20-miler—Santa Paula canyon to Topo Topa Mts

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

9:30am Topanga State Park to Eagle Rock 4 MILER—Santa Monica Mts

5:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Los Robles/ Padres Loop

6:30pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

6:30pm FULL MOON HUMP DAY HIKE - SULPHUR MOUNTAIN ROAD - 6-10 MRT

6:45pm Full Moon & Sunset Twilight—Ventura hills

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike! —Santa Monica Mts


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Thursday, June 16

9:30am The Trails of Rocky Oaks, a Gentler Hike--Malibu—Santa Monica Mts

5:00pm Newton Canyon-PM Blaze: Hiking With Fidel—Santa Monica Mts

5:30pm Rocky Peak Evening Hike

5:45pm Mini mid-Week Hike: Juan Bautista de Anza Park in Calabasas—Simi Hills

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout—Santa Monica Mts

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Friday, June 17

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

6:30pm Full Moon Hike...Griffith Park—Santa Monica Mts

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Saturday, June 18

6:00am Vincent Gap to the East Fork—San Gabriel Mts

6:30am Hike Ice House Caynon to Ice House Saddle, Kelly's Camp, Ontario Peak—San Gabriel Mts

7:00am Baldy For Brunch—San Gabriel Mts

7:00am Mt Baldy via Ski Hut Trail—San Gabriel Mts

8:00am 5 Peaks - IslipHawkinsThroopBurnhamBaden-Powell—San Gabriel Mts

8:00am Hellman Park Trailhead—Puente Hills

8:00am Hike Mt Pinos to Mt Abel with Nikki

9:00am Beginners Hike: Topanga Lookout Site and Beyond—Santa Monica Mts

9:00am Sunset Hills—Thousand Oaks

5:00pm Evening Hike in Griffith Park—Santa Monica Mts

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Sunday, June 19

7:00am Mt Islip, Mt Hawkins possibly Throop peak—San Gabriel Mts

8:30am Upper Devils Canyon from Chilao—San Gabriel Mts

9:00am Eagle Rock—Topanga state park—Santa Monica Mts

10:00am MT ISLIP from CRYSTAL LAKE - PLUS WATERFALLS and a COOL LITTLE SNACKBAR—San Gabriel Mts


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Monday, June 20

9:00am Ventura Marina Morning Walk

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

5:00pm Grotto / La Tuna Car Shuttle—Verdugo Mts.

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat—San Gabriel Mts

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Calendar of Hikes for June 5-13, 2011

(NOTE: THIS LIST IS USUALLY 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)

Also a note about the Google calendar: if there is a hike which you click on in my calendar at the top of the page, and a page appears that says you must be a member of that group to see the hike info, instead, you can find the hike listing in the Google calendar at the bottom of this page, and click on the name of the hike there. Then the full hike info for even “members-only” hikes will appear. You can then join that group, now that you’ve checked out their hikes.

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!

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS


Sunday June 5, 2011

10:00am Moderate Hike and BBQ

11:00am Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades

4:00pm Griffith Sunday Evening Hike!

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Monday, June 6

8 am Chino Hills

9:00am Oxnard beach

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

1:00pm A pre-hike hike: Exploring 2 mystery trails at Chantry (followed by Hoegee loop)

5:00pm  Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

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Tuesday, June 7

5:00pm PM Blaze: Big Views On Boney Trail

6:15pm Peters Canyon Hike (Introduction and Intermediate-Moderate Fast Pace)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

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Wednesday, June 8

8:00am Santiago Oaks - Mabury Entrance - Dog Friendly (Easy Pace - Beginner / Advanced)

9:00am Sympathy for the Devil—Devils canyon in Chatsworth

9:00am Welcome summer hike and beach party! Corral Canyon in Malibu

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

6:30pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

6:30pm Public Workshop-Santa Clarita valley Crest to Coast Trail Project

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park-Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, June 9

5:00pm PM Blaze: Malibu Canyon To Mesa Peak

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Peters Canyon (Quick Pace Hills Hike)

6:45pm Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

7:00pm Big Sur Exploratory Hiking and Camping

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Friday, June 10

7:00am Pinnacles National Monument - camping, hiking, and caves exploring in June.

7:30am Santiago Oaks - East Overlook (Medium Pace / Adv. Beg. or Intermediate)

9:00am Easy Walk at Yorba Regional Park

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

11:00am Carpools GRAND CANYON HIKING/RAFTING/CAMPING ANNUAL FIRST CLASS TRIP

11:00am Carpools GRAND CANYON RAFTING/HIKING/CAMPING FIRST CLASS TRIP


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Saturday, June 11

3:00am Peakbagging - Santa Barbara Big 4, Car Camping - Willow Campground

7:00am Hike the Fishbowls in the Los Padres Forest

8:00am bridge to nowhere

8:00am Icehouse Canyon Trail to Cucumonga Peak-12 Miles RT

8:00am Watering holes & overnight camp at Hoegee!

9 am Rabbit Ridge—Thousand Oaks

9:00am Butterfly Nature Workshop—Puente Hills

9:00am Caving at Tripeaks!

9:00am Los Angeles Arboretum

9:30am Arroyo Seco Trail

9:30am eaton canyon waterfalls beginner hike

10:00am Caving at Tripeaks "The second assault"

10:15am BITCHEN BEACH HIKE—Leo Carrillo beach-Malibu

2:00pm The Monrovia Canyon Park Hikes and Camp out

2:00pm The Monrovia Canyon Park Hikes and Camp out

3:30pm Hike Through Old LA Zoo & More

5:00pm Full Moon: Boat Canyon/Laguna Coast Wilderness(Moderate Pace-Intermediate)

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Sunday, June 12

6:30am Sneaking up on Mt. Wilson via the Rim Trail Loop: 17 miles, 4,200 elevation gain

7:00am Baldy - for Tortoises

7:00am Baldy For Brunch

7:15am Santa Cruz Island, Scorpion Harbor

8:00am Baldy - for slowpokes

8:00am Limestone Canyon-Introductory Cardio Hike - Loma Ridge via Dripping Springs

8:30am Moderate/Expert Hike Cucamonga Peak (8859ft) – Tentative

8:30am The front range of the Angeles Crest from Millard Canyon to Eaton Canyon

9:00am Camarillo Challenge Easy Loop

9:15am Baldy - NOT for slowpokes

10:00am The Cave of Munits (Bat Cave) “Exploratory”

11:00am Fryman Canyon Park

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Monday, June 13

9:00am Emma Wood State Beach Park

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

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:45pm Colinas Bluff - 4.5 miles - DOG FRIENDLY

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: