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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, September 25, 2011

Hike Calendar for September 26-October 3rd, 2011--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

PLAN AHEAD! 
For a Weekend of Hikes in Mammoth Lakes/Mono Lake area on Columbus Day weekend, 
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YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS FOR THE WEEK

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.

Monday, September 26

8:30am Hike at Murphy Ranch Park

9:00am Arroyo Verde Park in Ventura

4:30pm Los Pinetos Weekday Hike

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:15pm Camarillo regional park-Adventure Hiking--rocky, cacti, thistle, grasses, & foxtails

6:15pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, September 27

4:30pm Stunt High trail--PM Blaze: Calabala Boom-de-ay

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 (night before Havasupai trip)


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Wednesday, September 28

8:30am Whittier Hills-Walk at Arroyo Pescadero Trail

4:30pm Ken's Hump Day Hike - Los Padres/ Los Robles Loop—Thousand Oaks

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

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park-Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, September 29

8:00am "Old Cabin Site" Newbury Park - Thurs Hike 9/29 meet at 8:00

4:30pm PM Blaze: Cheseboro Ridge To The Cliffs

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

6:00pm Weekly Cabrillo Beach Conditioning Walk

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike


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Friday, September 30

7:30am Vulture Peak, Matilija Wilderness, Ojai, 20-miler/5,000'

8:30am Walk at Hellman Park

4:15pm Inspiration Point - Friday night hike - 9.5 miles / 2875' gain + option

5:00pm Table Mountain Campground

5:00pm The Cave of Munits (Bat Cave) “Exploratory”

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Saturday, October 1

7:00am Ice House Canyon to Cucamonga Peak

7:30am Mt. Baldy via The Acorn Trail, Pine Mountain & Dawson Peak/16 Miles/7000+ Gain

8:00am Whittier Hills--Autumn Bird Hike (easy)

8:00am Waterman Mountain & Twin Peaks

8:30am Santa Clarita Canyons to Wilson Saddle

8:45am Devil's Gulch Exploratory Hike—San Gabriel River

9:00am Santa Paula canyon punchbowls-- Classic Ferndale ~ so old it's new!

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Sunday, October 2

7:00am Hoegee Loop, an easier weekend hike. 5 miles, 1100 feet and a picturesque stream

8:00am Morning Hike at Hollywood Sign (Cardio)

8:30am Zip Wrightwood

9:00am Beginners hike to Saddle Peak on Sunday morning at 9:00 am

9:00am Rivas Canyon to Will Rogers

9:30am Switzer Falls hike

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Monday, October 3

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:15pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hike Calendar for September 19-26, 2011--Click here for full list

PLAN AHEAD! 
For a Weekend of Hikes in Mammoth Lakes/Mono Lake area on Columbus Day weekend, 
OCTOBER 6-10,  http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/34624522/

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YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS FOR THE WEEK

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.



Monday, September 19

8:30am Wills Canyon--Ojai

8:30am Black Walnut Trail @ Powder Canyon

4:30pm Old Stagecoach Road

5:00pm  Chantry Flat

6:00pm Brand Park Hike - from library to the Verdugos. 6- 8 miles 2000' gain

6:15pm Playa del Rey beach sand walk

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Tuesday, September 20

4:30pm Newton Canyon--PM Blaze: Viva La Revolucion!

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

7:00pm Strategic Plan Public Workshop for open spaces and trails ofThousand Oaks

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Wednesday, September 21

8:30am Black Walnut Trail @ Powder Canyon

4:30pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Ladyface Mountain & Ladyface Brasserie

5:30pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

5:45pm Ojai Hump Day Hike - Rancho El Nido Preserve- 6.5 Miles

6 pm Echo Mountain

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, September 22

4:30pm PM Blaze: Boney To Stoney...

5:30pm Weekly Cabrillo Beach Conditioning Walk

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

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm THURSDAY SAND WALK ON THE WESTSIDE

6:45pm Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, September 23

7:00am Allison Mine—above Azusa

8:30am Walk at Murphy Ranch Park in Whittier

4:15pm Inspiration Point - Friday night hike - 9.5 miles / 2875' gain + option

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Saturday, September 24

6:15am Baldy via Bear Canyon and 3 T's

7:00am Hoegee's Campground

7:00am Inspiration Point ~ 9 miles 2900 elevation gain

8:00am Placerita canyon--Challenging Manzanita Trail Loop.

8:30am Hike in Malibu-Mesa Parkway to Corral Canyon--Out and Back (OAB)

9:00am Solstice Canyon & Fresh Seafood Lunch (byob)

9:00am The Pacific Electric Railway – Reality or Fantasy 60 Years Later!

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Sunday, September 25

6:45am Mt. Wilson via the Rim Trail Loop: 17 miles, 4,200 gain, lunch at Cosmic CafĂ©

8:00am IRON Mountain Exploratory Hike (6k Elevation Gain) – tentative—San Gabriel Mts

9:00am Fun Hike - Advanced Beginners Griffith Park

2:00pm Walk around Silver Lake on a Sunday

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Monday, September 26

9:00am Arroyo Verde Park in Ventura

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:15pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Hike Calendar for September 12-19, 2011--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS FOR THE WEEK

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.


Monday, September 12

8:30am Mira Monte II – Trolley, then hike from Ojai to Ventura

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:00pm Limekiln & Aliso Park

6:15pm Playa del Rey beach sand walk

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Tuesday, September 13

4:30pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume To Pacific Zoom (4:30 start)

5:30pm Torrance/Palos Verdes--Calle De Arboles - Via La Selva, Adjacent Trail

5:45pm FULL MOON HIKE - SULPHUR MOUNTAIN ROAD - 6-8 MRT

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

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, September 14

5:30 pm Thousand oaks Western Plateau

6:00pm  Echo Mountain

6:15pm Sony Studios tour

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, September 15

4:30pm PM Blaze: No Messin'...We're Going To Mesa (4:30 start)

6:00pm Weekly Cabrillo Beach Conditioning Walk

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Please come:Santa Clarita Crest to Coast Trail Meeting! Learn about the NEW trail, offer your comments.

6:30pm Playa del Rey beach sand walk

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Friday, September 16

7:30am Friday Morning Hike at Hollywood Sign (Cardio)

2:00pm McGill Trail- Mt Pinos/Frazier Park.

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Saturday, September 17

7:00am Frenchman's Flat Hike below Pyramid Dam.

7:00am Three Points to Twin Peaks 15 miles 5100 elevation gain

8:00am Turnbull Canyon Trail (Moderate)

8:15am Mt. Pinos to Sawmill Mountain to Grouse Mountain to Mt. Abel.

8:30 am—Backbone trail from Hondo Canyon to Fossil Ridge

9:00am City of Calabasas Hikes for Beginners

9:00am Rocky Peak-Simi Valley-5 Miler

9:30am Rainforest trail/ Fryman park overlook

2:00pm Walk Around Lake Hollywood in Studio City

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Sunday, September 18

9:00am Sulphur Mountain Road---Ojai

9:00am Echo and Muir Peak

10:30am Zip Line w/ George of The Jungle in Wrightwood

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Monday, September 19

8:30am Wills Canyon--Ojai

5:00pm  Chantry Flat

6:15pm Playa del Rey beach sand walk

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hike Calendar for September 5-12, 2011--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST


YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS FOR THE WEEK

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.


Monday, September 5

7:15am A Lake I Like a Lot: JAMESON LAKE, 22 miles/under 3,000'

8:00am Ice House Canyon To Ontario Peak

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

8:30am Mira Monte I

5:00pm Labor Day Edition: Monday evening at Chantry Flat (you're off work, so join us!)

6:15pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, September 6

5:00pm PM Blaze: Cheseboro Ridge To The Cliffs

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

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, September 7

4:15pm Hike to Inspiration Point, Mount Muir option - 9.5 miles / 2875' gain + option

5:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Triunfo Canyon/ White Horse Canyon Loop

6:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

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

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!


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Thursday, September 8

5:00pm PM Blaze: Lang Ranch To Simi Sunset (One of Our Best)

5:30pm New Trail in Ojai! Evening Hike, 6 miles

6:00pm Weekly Cabrillo Beach Conditioning Walk

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Beaudry Loop Training Hike - 5.5 miles loop - with 1600'gain

6:30pm Playa del Rey--THURSDAY SAND WALK ON THE WESTSIDE

6:45pm Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, September 9

6:00pm Weekend at the Harwood Lodge rustic cabin Wilderness Roundup

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

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Saturday, September 10

6:45am Timber and Telegraph Peaks ~14 miles 4800 elevation gain

7:30am Backbone Trail to Camp Josepho and Rustic Canyon.

8:00am Hike the 6.5 mile Powder Canyon loop in Hacienda Heights

8:00am Slide Mountain Lookout Tower—North of Santa Clarita

9:00am Griffith Park. And some hiking therein!

9:00am Lang Ranch to Simi Peak-9 miler out and back hike

9:00am Sullivan Canyon - Westridge Loop

10:30am Zip Line w/ George of The Jungle in Wrightwood

12:00pm Hike to the swimming holes near the Bridge to Nowhere, north of Azusa

5:00pm Movie Star Spotting Hike (Runyon Canyon)

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Sunday, September 11

7:00am Eaton Canyon Hike

7:00am Mt. Wilson Trail to Manzanita Ridge, with a bonus side trip, 11 miles, ~3500 ft

9:30am Rustic Canyon Loop

10 am Ballona Lagoon/Venice Canals/Lunch/ Ballona Wetlands

3:00pm Leo Carrillo State Beach--CDH's One Year Anniversary Celebration near the beach

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Monday, September 12

8:30am Mira Monte II – Trolley, then hike from Ojai to Ventura

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:15pm Playa del Rey beach-LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: