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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, July 30, 2012

Hike Calendar for July 31-August 6, 2012


YELLOW SHADING: REX’S HIKES FOR THE WEEK

Wed. 6:00pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

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.

Tuesday, July 31

8:15am Mt. Baldy from Manker Flats via Ski Hut

9:15am  ABOVE THE CALABASAS DOGGIE PARK

5:30pm PM Blaze: Boney Up To Stoney! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:45pm Mid-week Getaway/Las Virgenes Trail to Cheseboro Ridge Loop (about 6 miles)

5:45pm Orchard Camp (& Last Water option) fast paced 7 Miles~ 2000' gain.

6:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Discovery Hike @ Los Feliz

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, August 1


7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

8:00am Women's Workout Hike: NEW in NEWbury Park, 8-12 miles

5:00pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

5:30pm Ken's Humpday Hike/Sunset Hills to Long Canyon Loop

6:00pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

6:00pm Echo Mountain 222 - Full Moon hike

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

7:00pm Hiking with Holly-Mt McCoy-Simi Valley

7:30pm Pretzel Pop Full Moon Hike--Camarillo

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Thursday, August 2

8:00am La Jolla Cyn Beach hike, This Thursday - Aug. 2nd - carpool meet at 8am

9:00am The Bridge to Nowhere

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

5:30pm PM Blaze: Back Up To Saddle Peak! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Jog (slowly) up Mt. Echo

6:30pm Caballero Canyon Nite Hike

6:45pm Griffith Park HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout - "Newcomers"

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Friday, August 3

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat

7:15am Icehouse Canyon to Icehouse Saddle to Cucamonga Peak - Cucamonga Wilderness

9:00am CHUMASH TRAIL TO MUGU PEAK TO LA JOLLA CANYON TRAILHEAD

1:00pm Ventura beach walk, 4-6 miles, easy.

6:30pm FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY HIKE TO PARKER MESA

6:45pm  Griffith Park

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Saturday, August 4

6:00am Mt Baldy/Hellcat crash site via Ski Hut Trail

7:00am Register Ridge to San Antonio Ridge, and back - ~15 miles 6500' gain - off trail-Mt Baldy area

7:30am Mt. Wilson from Chantry Flats.

8:00am Easy Hike through the Woodlands of Rice Canyon!

8:45am Fish Canyon Falls Hike

9:00am Rindge Dam

9:30am Hike Winter Creek

3:00pm Zuma Beach Ice Cream Gobble Beach walk and hike

6:00pm Sunset on Eagle Rock (Topanga State Park)

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Sunday, August 5

7:00am Beginners Hike: Topanga Lookout Site and Beyond

7:30am Chantry Flats - Hoegee Loop Hike

8:00am -~-~-Arroyo Seco Hike-~-~-

8:30am Mt Baldy on Sunday, Very Strenuous, not for Begginners, Intermediate +

8:30am Royal Gorge: An exploratory! Below Switzer falls

9:30am Unique Rock Series #1: ROCKY PEAK - Panoramic City View

6:15pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook - Hiking and climbing

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Monday, August 6

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

9:00am Ventura Harbor

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hike Calendar for July 24-30, 2012

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

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

SAT. 2 pm Three rock and cave exploration spots in Topanga State Park

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Tuesday, July 24

9:00am Shuttling Off to Nicholas Flat

5:30pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Castro Crest!

6:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:45pm Griffith Park Peak Hike

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, July 25

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

5:00pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

5:30pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Calabasas Peak and Beyond

5:45pm Mid-week Getaway/Las Virgenes Trail to Cheseboro Ridge Loop (about 5.5 miles)

6:00pm Echo Mountain 221

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

6:45pm Griffith Park Landmark Hike

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, July 26

8:00am Escondido Falls beach hike - this Thur 7/26 carpool meet at 8am

8:00am Women's Workout Hike: NEW in NEWbury Park, 8-12 miles

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

5:30pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Zuma Ridge!

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:45pm Griffith Park Garden Hike

6:45pm Griffith Park HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout


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Friday, July 27

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat -- a new, weekly intermediate hike

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Saturday, July 28

5:00am SUNRISE BREAKFAST HIKE—Thousand Oaks

5:45am Hike Cedar Creek Trail to Fish Bowls! Los Padres Natl. Forest

7:00am Early start to "Mt. Baldy"

7:00am New Elsmere Open Space to Beale’s Cut AND Whitney Canyon.

7:30am Chilao trail to Devil's canyon San Gabriel's 7 - 10 miles r/t Advanced

8:30am Wanted: A Few Good Hikers—Trail repair in Tarzana

9:00am Switzer Falls

2:00pm Walk Around Lake Hollywood in Studio City/ Hollywood Hills

2:00 pm Three rock and cave exploration spots in Topanga State Park
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Sunday, July 29

8:00am -~-~Sturtevant/Hermit Falls Hike~-~-

9:00am Senior (over 65) Singles Walk with Bob & Sil—Emma Wood beach

5:00pm Griffith Park Sunday Evening Hike!

6:00pm Hummingbird Potluck & Almost Full Sturgeon Moon

6:15pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook - Hiking and climbing

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Monday, July 30

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:00pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hike Calendar for July 17-23, 2012

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

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

Sat. 10:00am Eaton Falls—part 1 of Pasadena double-header

Sat. 3:00 pm Flint wash, Cherry canyon and Cerro Negro peak in La Canada—part2 of double-header


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Tuesday, July 17

9:00am Doin' the big, Fig Newton Canyon

5:30pm PM Blaze: Topanga Ridge Rumble!

5:45pm Jones Peak Advanced Training - 6 miles rt, 3000' gain

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

6:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, July 18

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

5:00pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:00pm Echo Mountain 220

6:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Short Blast to Ladyface Mountain & Ladyface Brasserie

6:00pm MID-WEEK BLUES CHASER-Thousand Oaks

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, July 19

8:00am Pt. Dume beach hike along the sand - this Thur 7/19 carpool meet at 8am

8:00am Women's Workout Hike: NEW in NEWbury Park, 8-12 miles

9:15 am Malibu Creek state park grasslands trailhead

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

5:30pm PM Blaze: Mesa Peak Via Malibu Canyon!

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:45pm Griffith Park HIKING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout via the Bronson Caves


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Friday, July 20

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat -- a new, weekly intermediate hike

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Saturday, July 21

7:15am Hike O’Melveny Park to East Canyon!

8:00am Triunfo Park to East Los Robles Trail

8:00am Summer Birding Hike—Puente Hills

8:00am Eaton Canyon

8:30am Piru Creek: Water Lovers Only!

9:00am rainforest trail/ George Clooney's house

9:00am Temescal Canyon and Waterfall

10:00am Eaton Falls—part 1 of Pasadena double-header

1:45pm Overnight backpack trip to Mt Baldy beginning backpackers welcome

3:00 pm Flint wash, Cherry canyon and Cerro Negro peak in La Canada—part2 of double-header

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Sunday, July 22

8:00am -~-~Mount Wilson Trail Hike-~-~

9:00am Santa Paula Canyon

12:00 noon Switzer falls and Bear canyon

5:00pm Griffith Park Sunday Evening Hike!

6:15pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook - Hiking and climbing

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Monday, July 23

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

9:00am Bates Beach

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:00pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

5:30pm Another Different Echo Mtn / Rubio Cyn

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hike Calendar for July 9-16, 2012


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
Wed. 6:30pm East Ballona Wetlands and City lights viewing and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

Monday, July 9

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:00pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

5:30pm Henninger Flats!

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, July 10

9:00am Return to Mugu Peak

9:15am CALABASAS WEEKDAY HIKERS/TWO HIKES IN ONE DAY-GILLETTE RANCH/MALIBU S.P.

5:30pm PM Blaze: Boney Up To Stoney!

5:45pm Orchard Camp (& Last Water option) fast paced 7 Miles~ 2000' gain.

6:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

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, July 11

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

5:00pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

5:30pm Arroyo Conejo/ Box Canyon lolipop loop

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

6:00pm Echo Mountain 219

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, July 12

8:00am Solstice Cyn - beach hike this Thur 7/12 carpool meet at 8am

8:00am Women's Workout Hike: New in Newbury Park,8-12 miles

10:00am Wingin' it in Sycamore Canyon - a Gentler Hike

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

5:30pm PM Blaze: Breezy Cheseboro Ridge To The Cliffs!

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:45pm Griffith Park HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, July 13

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat -- a new, weekly intermediate hike

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Saturday, July 14

6:30am bridge to nowhere and beyond

7:00am A no commitment Evey Cyn to Marshall Cyn 1/2 marathon trail run/ HIKE

7:15am Summer Water Fun Hike: Bridge to Nowhere (Intermediate)

7:45am Technical Canyoneering - San Antonio Creek

8:00am Hike to a stream, brunch and a little tree care—La Crescenta

8:00am JOURNEY TO RED ROCK CANYON! Stunt Road trailhead

8:00am Mount Baden-Powell 8 miles, 2800 Feet Elevation gain

8:15am The CCMP SIX Parks Adventure Ring + Fiesta Feast as Prodigal daughter returns!

9:00am A Celebration in Elsmere Canyon with City Council Member Marsha McLean

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Sunday, July 15

6:45am Sturtevant Falls and optional Hoegee Loop, a pair of scenic hikes for beginners

7:00am LET'S DO A FUN HIKE TO THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE 9M, 1000G

8:00am ~-~-Switzer Falls Hike-~-~

9:30am Horseback Riding & BBQ on July 15th.
12:30pm smuggler's cove sea caves --the new easier way

6:15pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook - Hiking and climbing

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Monday, July 16

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

9:00am Foster Park

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Monday, July 2, 2012

Hike Calendar for July 2-9, 2012


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
Saturday, 10:00am--Tri-Peaks and Boney Mtn from Thousand Oaks

Monday, July 2

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

8:00am BALDWIN HILLS - KENNETH HAHN PARK: HIKING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

8:15am Sage Ranch (easy 3 mile loop)

9:00am Emma Wood State Beach

5:00pm Los Pinetos Trail

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:00pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, July 3

9:00am Solstice Canyon

5:30pm PM Blaze: High Above It All On Mount Conejo!

6:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:45pm Full Moon Hike & Potluck—Gardenland fireroad to Nike tower in Brentwood

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, July 4

7:00am LADYFACE'S TOUGHEST ROUTE

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

7:30am Ontario Peak or "lets get my daughter high" **

7:30am San Pedro coastline -- White Pt. preserve and Pt Fermin.

8:00am Talepop 4 MILE LOOP for beginners

8:00am The San Gabriel "MIDDLES" Hike / 19 Miles / 6000+ Total Gain—Echo Mtn to Mt. Markham

4:30pm JULY 4TH POTLUCK & FIREWORKS -2nd UPDATE—Woodland Hills

6:00pm 4th of July Sunset and Fireworks Hike—Griffith Park

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

6:00pm View the Fireworks Here ? Griffith Park

6:00pm--private fireworks viewing party on Descanso trail

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

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm FIREWORKS AND FULL MOON PARTY HIKE YAY! Thousand Oaks

7:45pm  Viewing Hike - Rose Bowl Fireworks (signup again)—San Rafael Hills

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Thursday, July 5

8:00am "Women's Workout Hike: NEW in NEWbury Park, 8-12 miles"

8:00am Devils Canyon hike, Chatsworth

10:00am Wildwood Park Loop- a Gentler Hike

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

5:30pm PM Blaze: Back Up To Saddle Peak!

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:45pm HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout - "Newcomers"

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Friday, July 6

9:00am LaJolla Valley, Mugu St Park

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Saturday, July 7

6:00am The Three T's. Icehouse Canyon to The Baldy Notch

7:00am "Hot 4th of July Weekend Hike at Cool Chantry Flats" Intermediate +

7:00am Hike to Bridge to Nowhere

7:00am Middle Fork Trail to Icehouse Saddle 12 Miles, 3600 Feet Elevation Gain

7:30am Escondido Falls, Malibu

8:30am Bridge to Nowhere Hike

8:30am Learn to Hike ...Griffith Park

9:00am From the Sea (PCH at Corral Canyon) to Mesa Peak

10:00am--Tri-Peaks and Boney Mtn from Thousand Oaks

4:45pm Hike to the Hollywood Sign in Griffith Park--the long way

6:15pm Night hike to Mt Hollywood in Griffith Park

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Sunday, July 8

6:30am HIKE TO MT. WILSON FROM CHANTRY FLAT ADV/INTERM about 15M 4,200G

8:00am Beginners Hike to Escondido Falls

8:30am Special Bridge to Nowhere for Trolls

9:30am Beginner hike to EATON CANYON FALLS

5:00pm Sunday Evening Hike! Griffith Park

6:15pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook - Hiking and climbing

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Monday, July 9

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

9:00am Channel Islands Harbor

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:00pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

5:30pm Henninger Flats!

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: