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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, November 27, 2011

Hike Calendar for November 28-December 5th, 2011--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

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 MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK


Monday, November 28

8:30am Ojai--Horn Canyon

4:30pm  Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition!)

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Tuesday, November 29

9:00am Secret Passage - Simi Peak - Suicide - Shuttle!

3:00pm PM Blaze: Rolling Cheseboro Ridge To The Cliffs

4:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park - 1 Hr - Top of Wendy Dr.

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Discovery Hike @ Los Feliz

6:30pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, November 30

8:00am 2nd Annual: Will the Real Boney Peak Please Stand Up?

3:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike/Arroyo Conejo/ Lynnmere Loop with a twist

5:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:30pm An Evening on Mt McCoy

6:30pm Mar Vista Hill in west L.A.

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

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

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Thursday, December 1

3:00pm PM Blaze: Long Views Above Lang Ranch

4:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park - 1 Hr - Dos Vientos Ranch Park

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 AND DINNER

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Friday, December 2

8 am Alsion Gulch waterfall

8:30am Eco Kids at Elsmere Canyon easy hike

6:45pm Griffith Park FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE!

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Saturday, December 3

7:00am Chantry Flat to Sturtevant Camp and Mount Wilson

8:00am Beaudry South to La Tuna Canyon (8.6 m, 2100’, Car Shuttle)

8:00am Hike to Mt. Baldy from Manker Flats via Ski Hut Trail---Out & Back

8:00am Weldon to East Canyon- 8 mile adventure.

9:00am 1st Saturday Hike—Ojai—Pratt trailhead

9:00am Powder Canyon Trailhead

9:00am Rabbit Ridge Adventure Hike to Simi Peak and China Flats

9:15am Hike in the San Gabriel Mtns - Chilao to Mt. Hilyer (6162')

10:00am Nike Base Top of Mulholland Drive

11 am—Rocks, Views and more Rocks—Stunt Road to Topanga Lookout and Saddle Peak—loop hike

11:15am Hike to the overlook in Griffith Park

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Sunday, December 4

6:30am Mt Wilson via Manzanita Ridge

7:30am COPTER RIDGE "A prelude to a Ross Mountain trek"

8:00am Fish Canyon Hike with the Biology Students at C.O.C.

9:00am Fourteenth Annual Backbone Trail Festival! (Mesa Peak)

9:00am Mt. Pinos Snowshoe

9:00am Short, Dog Friendly, Beginners Hike to Saddle Peak (Take Two)

9:00am Temescal Canyon Loop

9:00am Thru the Poodle Dog Bushes to Mount Deception, Disappointment, & San Gabriel Pk

9:30am Sycamore Canyon

11 am –Simi Hills--a 100 foot tall chimney cave, a King’s crown, and oranges and rocks at Sage Ranch

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Monday, December 5

8:30am Foster Park--Ventura

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition!)

5:00pm Steep Ridge Climb at Chantry Flat - and meet with the regular Monday hike

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Hike Calendar for November 21-28, 2011--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

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 MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK

Monday, November 21

8:30am Ojai--Mira Monte

9:00am Las Llajas Canyon & Rocky Peak, Simi Valley, 10-14 miles

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition!)

6:30pm Playa del Rey--LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, November 22

9:00am Saddle up for some Stunt hikin'

3:00pm PM Blaze: Dume Road To Zuma Ridge

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Griffith Park -Tuesday Night Trailblaze


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Wednesday, November 23

3:00pm Ken's Humpday Hike -- Give thanks@Portrero road/ Angel Vista

5:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:30pm Simi Valley--The Real McCoy

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

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park -- Wednesday Night (Pre-Pig-Out) Hike! :-)

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Thursday, November 24

7:00am Echo Mountain-2nd Annual Inspiration on Turkey Day-With Mini-Me and Mighty-Moo

8:00am Last Chance to Make Room for that Bird: Rocky Peak

8:00am Signal Hill--Thanksgiving Morning Turkey Trot 10k!

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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Friday, November 25

8:15am snow camping on the SUMMIT OF MT. BALDY! + iron mountain traverse

9:00am Las Virgenes Trail to Cheseboro Ridge Trail and a bit North-- 13 mile Loop

11:00am Descanso Gardens overlook trail in the San Rafael Hills in Glendale

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Saturday, November 26

7:00am San Gabriel Wilderness - High 39 to Smith Saddle, Bear Creek, West Fork

8:00am Castaic--10 mile Hike Fish Canyon to Piano Box

8:00am Mount Islip/Little Jimmy

8:00am Santa Paula Canyon

9:00am Middle Cucamonga Creek

9:00am Thousand Oaks--When Worlds Collide . . .

11:00am Griffith Park--40'S AND 50'S LOVE-IN HIPPY HIKE!

12:00pm Topanga Summit --a new loop trail to rocks, oaks and fun, and dinner at Froggy's

1:00pm Hike in Griffith Park

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Sunday, November 27

8:30am Beginners Hike: Topanga Lookout Site and Beyond

8:45am The oh so niceee POWDER CANYON (La Habra Heights)

9:00am GP?: Trails, Rails & Automobiles

10:30am Vasquez Rocks

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Monday, November 28

8:30am Ojai--Horn Canyon

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition!)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hike Calendar for November 14-21, 2011--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

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 MEETUP GROUPS IN ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS FOR THE WEEK


Monday, November 14

8:30am Sulphur Mountain--Ojai

4:30pm  Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition!)

6:30pm Playa del Rey beach--LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

7:00pm San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study Meeting in Palmdale

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Tuesday, November 15

9:00am Solstice Canyon

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Griffith Park--Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, November 16

3:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Triunfo Canyon/ White Horse Canyon Loop

5:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:30pm An Evening on Mt McCoy

6:30pm Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest at Gaby's

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study Meeting, in Santa Clarita

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

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Thursday, November 17

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm THURSDAY SAND WALK ON THE WESTSIDE AND DINNER

6:45pm Griffith Park--Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

7:00pm San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study Meeting in Tujunga

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Friday, November 18

8:30am Eco Kids at Walker Ranch easy hike

9:00am UPPER OJAI - SISAR CANYON TO WHITE LEDGE TRAILCAMP

10:00am Triunfo Canyon Trail - A Gentler Hike

6:45pm Griffith Park--FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE! SOCIAL EVENT!

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Saturday, November 19

8:00am Chantry Flats overnight backpacking! (hike san gabriel valley)

8:00am Hike to Smith Mountain--San Gabriel Canyon

8:00am Hike to the Devil’s Chair--Devil's Punchbowl county park

8:15am Easy Hike to the Waterfall from Placerita Nature Center

8:30am Happy Camp Canyon (North of Moorpark)

8:30am Ilvento Preserve, Ojai, 9 miles/2,600', moderate pace

9:00am Arroyo San Miguel Trail--Whittier Hills

9:00am Fourteenth Annual Backbone Trail Festival! (Dead Horse/Eagle Rock)

9:00am Tripeaks & Boney from Rancho Sierra Vista

9:00am Willet Hot Springs 1-Night Backpack, Sespe Wilderness (Los Padres NF)

2:00pm Whiting Woods Hike in the Verdugos

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Sunday, November 20

6:30am Mt Wilson via Manzanita Ridge

7:00am Hike back into history at Orchard Camp (and beyond, at least a little)

8:00am FOSSIL & TOPANGA RIDGES "In search of..."

8:00am Solstice Canyon followed by lunch @ Malibu Seafood

8:00am Whittaker Peak Micro-trash Clean Up with the Sierra Club

8:30am Short, Dog Friendly, Beginners Hike to Saddle Peak

9:00am Downtown Los Angeles to Highland Park

9:00am Fourteenth Annual Backbone Trail Festival! (Zuma/Trancas Canyons)

9:00am Quest for Matilija Falls (aka: Between Linda & the Telescope)

9:00am WTC INTRODUCTORY HIKE: Echo Mtn, Inspiration Point and Muir Peak (4688’)
10:00am Secret Tuna Canyon Park in Malibu Potluck - Easy hike - Dog friendly YAY!

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Monday, November 21

8:30am Mira Monte in Ojai

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition!)

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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CALENDARS OF THE 37 MEETUP HIKING GROUPS IN THE L.A./VENTURA/SANTA CLARITA/ORANGE COUNTY/INLAND EMPIRE AREAS:

LA HIKING MEETUP GROUP:

BEST HIKES OF SOCAL

BOB-CAROL-TED AND ALICE HIKING: ----private—but rss feed is public

CALABASAS DAY HIKERS:

DOWNTOWN LA-GREATER LA HIKING GROUP

EARLY BIRD HIKING AND ADVENTURES:

ETIWANDA PRESERVE HILING CLUB

FUN IN THE SUN CLUB (OXNARD):

GODLESS LIBERAL SOCIAL SOCIETY OF L.A.

GREATER L.A. VEGGIE HIKERS----private

HIKE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY

THE HIKING GROUP FORMERLY KNOWN AS THE WEEKDAY HIKERS:

HIKING OC (ORANGE COUNTY)

INLAND EMPIRE HIKING CLUB----private

LA HIKING AND EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY MEETUP:

LA HIKING SOCIETY:

THE MODERATE HIKERS (CONEJO VALLEY)

NATURE HIKE WALKERS—FUN AND UNIQUE :) :) !

OUTDOOR SINGLES AND SOCIALS:

PUENTE HILLS PRESERVE HIKERS:

THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS HIKE GROUP

SANTA CLARITA COMMUNITY HIKING CLUB:

SANTA MONICA HIKING CLUB:

SATURDAY MORNING HIKERS:

SGV HIKERS

THE SIGNAL HILL HIKING CLUB

SIMI VALLEY HIKING:

SOCAL HIKERS AND PEAKBAGGERS--private

SOCAL OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS (FORMERLY LONG BEACH CANYON HIKERS)

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE HIKERS--private

TAKE A HIKE IN THE SM MOUNTAINS:

THE THOUSAND OAKS HIKERS:

UNIQUE HIKES--private

VALENCIA HIKING CREW:

THE WEEKDAY TRAILBLAZERS:

WILD WILD WEST HARDCORE SLOWPOKE RIVER CANYON HIKERS:

YORBA LINDA HIKING 9-5 MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hike Calendar for November 7-14, 2011--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

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 MEETUP GROUPS FOR ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

YELLOW SHADING: REX’S PICKS FOR THE WEEK

Monday, November 7

8:30am Cozy Dell--Ojai

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition!)

6:30pm Playa del Rey beach--LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, November 8

12:00pm Beach hike to late lunch at Paradise Cove CafĂ©

3:00pm PM Blaze: Quick Way To Simi Peak (3:00pm Start)

5:15pm Jones Peak - tough route - 5 miles rt, 2600' gain (Monrovia Peak Warm Up)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze


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Wednesday, November 9

8:00am East fork San Gabriel river overnite, Vincent Gap to East Fork trailhead

2:00pm Afternoon hike in Ojai, Leader's Choice, 5-8 miles

3:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike/ Boney Apetite

5:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain - FULL MOON (almost)

6:30pm Simi Valley--An Evening on Mt McCoy

6:30pm East Ballona Wetlands and City lights viewing 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, November 10

8:30am Long Canyon - W/Simi, Thursday Hike Nov 10th

9:00am Intro to Malibu Creek State Park

3:00pm PM Blaze: Malibu Canyon To Mesa Peak (3:00pm Start)

5:00pm Reseda to Eagle Rock

5:45pm Full Moon Hike---Eagle Rock

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Beaudry Loop full moon night hike

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

6:45pm  Griffith Park--Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, November 11

8:00am Santa Clarita--Community Native Garden Maintenance

2:00pm DARE TO ENTER THE LADY’S BACKDOOR (Ladyface Mountain in Agoura)

2:00pm Hiking and Camping Point Mugu State Park (Happy 2 years Anniversary HikingOC !)

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Saturday, November 12

6:30am Monrovia Peak via Clamshell & Rankin Peaks 16 miles 5500'G

7:30am Vincent Gap to Prairie Fork

8:00am Wilson, West Fork, Devore & Rim Trail: Green, pristine & upside-down. 10.5m/3k'

8:30am Hike Walker Ranch/Los Pinetos trail to Wilson Canyon.

9:00am Secret Trail to Calabasas Peak--City of Calabasas Hikes for Beginners

9:00am Fourteenth Annual Backbone Trail Festival! (Hondo Canyon/Saddle Peak)

9:00am Fryman - Franklin Foray

9:00am Placerita HSI: Historic Scene Investigation

9:00am Sycamore to the Sea

10:00am Secret Tuna Canyon Park in Malibu Potluck - Easy hike - Dog friendly YAY!

1:15pm Hike in the Rain Forest in Studio City

4:00pm Full Moon: Point Mugu Peak (Intermediate-Intermediate Plus)

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Sunday, November 13

8:00am Bear Divide Micro-trash Clean Up/Save the Condors

8:00am LAKE ELEANOR LOOP

8:00am Mount Waterman Photography Hike (6 miles, 1300 ft)

9:00am Fourteenth Annual Backbone Trail Festival! (Ray Miller Loop)

9:30am Suicide (Rock)

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Monday, November 14

8:30am Sulphur Mountain--Ojai

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (winter edition!)

6:30pm Playa del Rey beach--LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

7:00pm San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study Meeting in Palmdale

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: