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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, August 27, 2012

Hike Calendar for August 28-September 3, 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

Tuesday, August 28

5:00pm PM Blaze: Boney Up To Stoney! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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, August 29

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

9:00am La Jolla Canyon in Malibu- a Leaderless Hike

5:30pm Ken's Hump Day Hike - Los Padres/ Los Robles Loop

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:00pm Echo Mountain 226 - Blue Moon (almost)

6:00pm Evening Hike at Hacienda (Moderate)

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!

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Thursday, August 30

8:00am Charmlee Park Hike, Malibu - Thurs hike Aug 30th

5:00pm PM Blaze: Back Up To Saddle Peak! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

6:15pm SUB-URBAN SUNDOWNER HIKE-Thousand Oaks

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Conditioning walk from Torrance Beach to Redondo Pier

6:45pm Griffith Park HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Wisdom Tree and Hollywood Sign ADVANCED

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Friday, August 31

 (note: Full Moon - Blue Moon)

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat

7:00am FUN WATER HIKE TO THE BRIDGE TO NOWHERE

7:00pm Blue Moon & Sunset Twilight—Los Robles ridge—Thousand Oaks

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Saturday, September 1

6:00am Baldy, via Register Ridge, Dawson and Pine

7:00am 3 Day Trip to Emerald Bay @ Catalina

7:00am Hike Weldon Canyon to East Canyon- 8 Miles

7:00am Mount Williamson, Pallet Mountain to Buckhorn, Shuttle Hike.

8:00am -~Monrovia Falls Hike~-

8:00am Griffith Park -- HISTORIC HOLLYWOOD SIGN HIKE

8:00am Water Suite #1: Bridge to No Where - the Most Beautiful Water Scene around L.A.

8:30am Hike Near Ocean: Solstice Canyon Loop Hike

8:30am Upper Bear Creek Shuttle

9:30am hike solstice canyon

4:30pm FULL MOON HIKE / PARKER MESA / PARTY ON THE PEAK

7:00pm Fun 3 day trip to Catalina Labor Day weekend

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Sunday, September 2

7:15am ECBO- Etiwanda, Cucamonga, Bighorn, Ontario...on Labor day wknd

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

9:00am HIKE 'N BRUNCH—Stunt road to Backbone trail

5:00pm Griffith Park

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Monday, September 3

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

8:30am Nature Preserve to Pier

9:00am Middle Cucamonga Creek

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat -- Labor Day edition, 5 miles, 1,100 vertical

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Hike Calendar for August 20-27, 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. 6:00pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward


Monday, August 20

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

8:30am McGrath Beach Walk

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm GOLDEN TIME HIKE YAY!! Thousand Oaks

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Griffith Park Monday: Park Walk

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Tuesday, August 21

9:00am Mugu Peak- a Leaderless Hike

5:00pm PM Blaze: Past Calabasas Peak & Back! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Hike to B Rock and Amir's Garden

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, August 22

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

7:00am Chantry Flats - Hoegee Loop Hike

8:00am Women's Weekly Workout Hike: Coastal Capers, 8-12 miles

5:30pm Ken's Humpday Hike -- Oak Creek Canyon to Island Views

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:00pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

6:00pm Echo Mountain 225

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, August 23

5:00pm PM Blaze: Mesa Peak Via Malibu Canyon! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

6:15 pm Las Virgenes trail to Chereboro 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 HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

7:00pm Scenic Night View from Mission Peak

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Friday, August 24

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm Franklin Canyon Friday

7:00pm Evening hike in Griffith Park

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Saturday, August 25

6:00am Baldy, via Register Ridge, Dawson and Pine

6:00am Mt Baldy Ski Hut

7:00am Mount Baldy & 3Ts

7:00am Mt. Baldy -- Manker Flat via Ski Hut Out & Back (Strenuous/Intermediate-Plus)

8:00am BACKPACK TO MAPLE CAMP ON THE NORTH FORK OF MATILIJA CREEK

8:00am A great 5 mile tour of Whitney Canyon!

9:30am Unique Rock Series # 2: Castle Peak - Cave of Munits - Stunning 360 View

5:00pm Sycamore Canyon Ocean Views!

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Sunday, August 26

6:30am Mt. Baldy via Manker Flats & The Hut & Return via Devils backbone Trail

7:00am Training Hike #1: Mt. Baldy (via the Ski Hut Trail), Dawson Pk. and Pine Mtn.

8:00am San Gabriel Peak

8:30am Sullivan Canyon Loop

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Monday, August 27

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

9:00am Emma Wood State Beach

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hike Calendar for August 14-20, 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


Tuesday, August 14

5:30pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Castro Crest! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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 Novice/Beginner

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, August 15

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

8:00am Women's Weekly Workout Hike: Coastal Capers, 8-12 miles

9:00am Solstice Canyon- a Leaderless Hike

5:30pm Ken's Humpday Hike -- Oak Creek Canyon to Island Views

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

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

6:00pm Echo Mountain 224

6:30pm East Ballona Wetlands and City lights viewing and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/75484552/

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, August 16


8:30am Canyons West New Bridge & flat easy summertime sampler-Thursday, August 16, 8:30

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

5:30pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Zuma Ridge! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:00pm Conditioning Hike on Garcia Trail

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

6:30pm Conditioning walk from Torrance Beach to Kings Harbor

6:45pm HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING: Stough Canyon Cardio Workout

6:45pm Griffith Park Novice/Beginner

8:00pm Evening Stroll in Newbury Park -1 Hr - Meets at Borchard Community Center

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Friday, August 17

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat

6:45pm Griffith Park Novice/Beginner

7:00pm Griffith Park Hike to Beacon Hill & a Little Forest

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Saturday, August 18

6:00am Baldy from the village

6:30am A tour of the lower Chantry trails plus a yummy potluck BBQ -- 11.5 miles, 2100'

7:00am Baldy/3ts- yeah, I'm back

7:30am Hike Mt Baldy. the highest peak in the San Gabriels.

7:30am Hike to Ice House Saddle

7:30am Wildwood Canyon Park--Burbank

7:45am Hike Winston Ridge (7003') & Winston peak (7502')—from Cloudburst Summit

8:00am Bridge to Nowhere Hike

8:00am Caballero Canyon - Bee Tree/Upper Rustic Loop

8:00am Summer Fitness Hike

8:30am Chilao School House Tour and Silver Moccasin Trail Hike-Easy

8:30am Hike Near the Ocean: Ray Miller Trail

9:00am SWITZER CANYON TO SWITZER CAMP POTLUCK HIKE

9:30am Hueneme Beach Lighthouse

6:45pm Evening Hike to the Top in Griffith Park

7:30pm NPS Sky Star Party—Rancho Sierra Vista


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Sunday, August 19

8:00am ~-~-Switzer Falls Hike-~-~

9:00am Ice House Creek: The New Not Whitney

4:00pm Bring Your Voice, Beatlemania, and Your Lyrics and a Little Food & Beverages

5:00pm Griffith Park Sunday Evening Hike!

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

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Monday, August 20

6:45am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

8:30am McGrath Beach Walk

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

5:30pm Sierra Madre: An Urban Walk

5:30pm Conditioning walk along San Pedro coastline.

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

6:45pm Monday: Griffith Park Walk

Monday, August 6, 2012

Hike Calendar for August 7-13, 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: HIKES I AM LEADING THIS WEEK
Wed.  6:30pm Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest at Gaby's


and one I recommend (see photo above)
Saturday 3:00pm   5 MILE HIKE / POT LUCK PICNIC / METEOR SHOWER at MOUNT PINOS

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Tuesday, August 7

9:00am La Jolla Canyon in Malibu- a Leaderless Hike

5:30pm PM Blaze: Past Calabasas Peak & Back! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm Ventura beach walk, 5-7 miles, easy

5:45pm Jones Peak Advanced Training - 6 miles rt, 3000' 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 Semi Beginner Hike @ Merry Go Round Lot

6:45pm Griffith Park Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, August 8

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

5:30pm Ken's Hump Day Hike: Triunfo / White Horse Canyon Loop

5:45pm Mini Mid-week Hike---Eagle Rock(Loop 4.5 Miles)

6:00pm Echo Mountain 223

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

6:45pm Griffith Park -- Novice/Beginner

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, August 9

8:00am Big Sycamore Cyn Beach hike, This Thursday - Aug. 9th - carpool meet at 8am

5:00pm 10,000 Steps Evening Hike

5:30pm PM Blaze: Mesa Peak Via Malibu Canyon! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

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

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Friday, August 10

7:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm Franklin Canyon Friday

6:30pm TGIF Night Hike...Griffith Park

6:45pm Griffith Park Novice/Beginner

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Saturday, August 11

6:00am Mt Baldy Ski Hut

7:00am Los Pinetos Grand Loop-Beat the Heat Edition

7:00am Mt. Lowe Railway Loop Hike

7:30am Hike the Winter Creek Trail Loop

7:45am Hike Mount Williamson (8244') & Pallett Mountain (7760') from ISLIP Saddle.

8:00am A moderate 4 mile loop through East Walker Ranch

8:00am Mt. Waterman 8038' / Twin Peaks 7596' Advanced San Gabreils with Rod

8:45am Hike Eaton Canyon

9:00am Lower Zuma Canyon Loop

9:00am Westward to Zuma and Beyond Beach Hike

3:00pm   5 MILE HIKE / POT LUCK PICNIC / METEOR SHOWER at MOUNT PINOS

5:45pm Evening Griffith Park Hike

8:30pm mt baldy meteor shower


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Sunday, August 12

3:30am Conjunction Junction & the Perseid Meteor Showers (aka Dancing with the Stars) LOCATION NOT STATED

7:00am Chantry Flat - Mt Zion Loop

8:00am -~-~Monrovia Deer Park Hike~-~-

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

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Monday, August 13

7:15am Morning Walk in Elysian Park

9:00am Pierpont Blvd

5:00pm Caballero, Bee Tree, Upper Rustic Loop

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Revised Hike Calendar for August 2-6, 2012

JUST ADDED: ROCK SCRAMBLING AND EXPLORATION HIKE ON SATURDAY AUGUST 4TH AT 11 AM, at Sage Ranch park in the west San Fernando Valley--NOT THE HIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES!




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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

11:00 am Sage Ranch rock scrambling and exploration

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

7:30am 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

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: