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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, December 26, 2011

Hike Calendar for December 27, 2011 to January 2, 2012--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

Tuesday, December 27

9:00am BALANCED ROCK IN CIRCLE X RANCH

9:30am Baldwin Hills mega-trek, from La Cienega to La Brea to Crenshaw and back

3:00pm PM Blaze: Calabasas Peak...Eventually

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

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Wednesday, December 28

9:00am Serrano Canyon to Sycamore Canyon loop

1:00pm Smuggler's Cove tidepools from the top of Palos Verdes

3:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Year End Ladyface Challenge

5:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:30pm The Real McCoy

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, December 29

8:30am Corriganville Hike Thursday 12/29 with (two) options easy & moderate+

10:00am Albertson Fireway in Lang Ranch (Thousand Oaks), a Gentler Hike

10:00am Boney Mountain-Sandstone Peak rock exploration via Mishe Mokwa loop

3:00pm PM Blaze: Topanga Ridge Rumble!

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

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Friday, December 30

8:00am Deukmejian Wilderness Park to Mount Lukens (5074'), 9 1/2 miles RT/2900 ft gain/

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Saturday, December 31

8:00am  Santa Paula canyon, and Rose Valley falls above Ojai

8:30am Bulldog Trail/Malibu Creek State Park

8:30am Los Liones Hike

9:30am Last chance to exercise before parties! (Echo Mountain hike in the San Gabriels)

9:30am LCF: Flint/Cherry Canyons

12:00pm Hike to the Hollywood Sign in Griffith Park--the long way

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

8:00am New Year Weekend: Hiking Santa Barbara Waterfalls—San Ysidro Falls

9:00am Annual New Years easy 7 mile Hike! Placerita Canyon

10:00am Rice Canyon & Beyond, Maybe to Towsley

10:00am Sandstone Peak

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Monday, January 2, 2012

8:30am Ojai Bike Trail

9:00am Liberty Canyon - Century Lake Loop

9:00am Los Pinetos & Beyond

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

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Mt. Thom Cardio Workout—Verdugo Mts

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hike Calendar for December 19-26, 2011--CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST

MERRY CHRISTMAS--AND HAPPY HOLIDAZE!!!
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, December 19

8:30am Shelf Road—Ojai

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

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

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Mt. Thom Cardio Workout—Verdugo Mts

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Tuesday, December 20

3:00pm PM Blaze: Up, Up, Up to Mesa

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, December 21

12:00pm In Search of....Woodridge (Conejo Challenge)

3:00pm Ken's Humpday Hike -- Oak Creek Canyon/ Angel Vista

5:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:30pm An Evening on Mt McCoy

6:30pm Christmas Bike Ride Through Candy Cane Lane Van Nuys to Woodland Hills and Back

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 Hike!

7:30pm Dark & Stormy Night Hike, Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park (4 miles, 1.5 hrs.)

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Thursday, December 22

8:30am Ahmanson Ranch (fairly easy) - from Vanowen St. trail head, Thursday 12/22

9:30am Encinal to Etz Meloy - the Newest Section of the Backbone Trail

3:00pm PM Blaze: Big 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

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

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Friday, December 23

7:00pm Griffith Park --Christmas Blinky Glow Hike to MT Hollywood!

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Saturday, December 24

8:00am Garcia Trail--Azusa

8:30am Christmas Eve Day Hike: Boney Mountain Overlook

8:30am Zuma

2:00pm Hike in La Cresenta --if we're lucky, we'll see snow.

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Sunday, December 25

7:30am X-mas Brunch on Inspiration Point with Mini-Me and Mighty Moo--Altadena

8:00am Inspirational Christmas Hike--ALTADENA

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Monday, December 26

8:00am Griffith Park - Fern Dell to Mt. Hollywood

8:30am Reseda, Upper Rustic, BBT to Lower Rustic to Will Rogers SP!

9:00am Sespe Creek Devil's Gate

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

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Mt. Thom Cardio Workout

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hike Calendar for December 12-19, 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, December 12

9:00am Canada Larga Road--Ventura

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

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

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, December 13

9:30am Rustic Canyon - Backbone Trail Loop Hike

3:00pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume To Pacific Zoom

5:45pm Verdugo Mts--Front face of Tongva Peak - Steep Ridge Climb 1800' / 6 miles

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, December 14

8:00am Las Llayas Canyon Loop Hike

9:00am Verdugo Mountain Hike

3:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Quick Blast to Ladyface Mtn. Views

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

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Thursday, December 15

8:30am Chesebro Cyn. Thursday hike - 12-15-11 meet 8:30 @ trailhead

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

3:00pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Castro Crest

4:30pm Potrero Ridge GloryPop Sunset Hike - 4 mile - Rancho Dos Vientos, Newbury Park

5:15pm "The Hike" @ Griffith Park!!

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

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout


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Friday, December 16

8:00am Middle Cucamonga Canyon

8:30am Eco Kids at Towsley Canyon Narrows easy hike

6:30pm Friday Night Hike - Griffith Park

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Saturday, December 17

6:00am Happy Holidays: Devil's Punchbowl/Pleasant View Ridge (Optional: Devil's Chair)

7:00am Hike to Rattlesnake Peak--Azusa

8:00am Bridge to Nowhere and Beyond

8:15am Short and sweet beautiful Whitney Canyon 6 mile hike

8:30am Mt. Baden-Powell from Dawson Saddle via Throop Peak and Mt. Burnham

8:30am Nicholas Flats in Leo Carrillo State Park

9:00am Deer Loop Trail –Puente Hills

9:00am Paseo Miramar hike in Pacific Palisades

9:30am Fish Canyon Narrows

12:00 Noon-- Paradise Falls and MountClef Ridge in Thousand Oaks, and Christmas comedy show

1:00 pm MASH site in Malibu Creek state park

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Sunday, December 18

9:00am Griffith Park (GP10) for Billie Goats or Slow Pokes

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Monday, December 19

8:30am Shelf Road—Ojai

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

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hike Calendar for December 5th-12th, 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, December 5

8:30am Foster Park--Ventura

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

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

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Tuesday, December 6

3:00pm PM Blaze: Back In The Wild West End—Wildwood Park—Thousand Oaks

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, December 7

3:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike - Los Padres/ Los Robles Loop West

5:00pm Hike to Echo Mountain

6:30pm 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!

7:30pm Moonlight Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park - Dos Vientos Ranch Park

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Thursday, December 8

8:30am Happy Camp Canyon in Moorpark , Thursday Hike 12/8

10 am Wildwood Park

3:00pm PM Blaze: Staying West - Boney To Stoney

4:00pm Conejo Rim Hike - Sunset/Ocean View - 4 mile - Rancho Dos Vientos, Newbury Park

5:15pm "The Hike" @ Griffith 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 AN DINNER

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


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Friday, December 9

5:00pm Camarillo--Pretzel Pop Full Moon Hike

6:30pm Earl Canyon Moonlight Hike above La Canada 4 miles RT/ 1200 ft gain/loss

6:45pm Griffith Park --FRIDAY NIGHT HIKE! MT.HOLLYWOOD!

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Saturday, December 10

7:00am Griffith Park --Early Bird Hike to Hollywood Sign

7:00am Hike Heaton Flats Trail to Coldwater Saddle—North of Azusa

7:00am Mt Wilson via Chantry Flats - 14 miler

8:00am Gorgeous Hike from O'Melveny Park to East Canyon

8:00am LADYFACE, LIBERTY, LOOKOUT LOOP "ADVANCED"

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

8:30am Nordhoff Peak(4485') north of Ojai 14ish miles RT

8:30am Zuma Canyon

9:00am City of Calabasas Hikes for Beginners

9:00am Mandeville Canyon Loop

9:00am Powder Canyon

9:30 am Fond Family Preserve in East San Fernando Valley

11:00am HIKE IT UP! TO MT.THOM..Do we have too?...YES! Verdugo Mountains

12:00pm Jingle Bell Hike—Thousand Oaks botanical garden

1:00pm Hike to the MASH site--Malibu Creek State Park
4:00pm Intro to Pilates and Elysian Park Hike

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Sunday, December 11

6:30am Mt Wilson via Manzanita Ridge

8:30am Orienteering @ Vasquez Rocks w/LAOC

9:00am Wilderness Travel Course Intro Hikes - Mt Wilson / Manzanita Ridge

9:30am Piedra Blanca Sespe Wilderness Adventure

10:00am Mt. Lee to the Hollywood Sign

11:00am Bad Santa Wine & Cheese Hike—Wilacre park—Studio city

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Monday, December 12

9:00am Canada Larga Road--Ventura

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

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: