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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, January 27, 2013

Hike Calendar for January 27 to February 4, 2013


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 Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest at Gaby's

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Sunday, January 27

7:00am Feeling adventurous? Zion Loop and a portion of the Earlybird-blazed Burma Road--Arcadia

9:00am Las Virgenes Open Space Exploratory

9:00am Santa Ynez Canyon to Trippet Ranch

9:00am Senior (over 66) Singles Walk along Calleguas Creek with Bob & Sil

9:30am Palo Comado - Cheseboro Loop

2:00pm Griffith Park Sunday Afternoon Hike

2:30pm Temescal Canyon Hike

3:00pm PM Blaze: Puerco Canyon/PCH To Big Mesa! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

4:00pm Griffith Park  Sunday Evening Hike!

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Monday, January 28

8:30am Lake Casitas

1:00pm Calabasas Open Space & King Gillette Ranch Exploratory

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

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Tuesday, January 29

3:00pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Castro Crest! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:00pm Mt Lukens - Fire Road hike at night! 11 miles ~2800' gain

6:00pm Weekly Mt McCoy Hike

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, January 30

9:00am Chumash Trail to Las Llajas Canyon in Simi

3:00pm Mad Ken's Hump Day hike /Wildwood Park to Conejo Canyon Bridge OAB

5:00pm Echo Mountain 248

5:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

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

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

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

7:00pm Griffith Park  Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, January 31

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

8:30am Los Robles Trail, Newbury Park, Thursday Jan 31

3:00pm PM Blaze: Kanan Dume to Zuma Ridge! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

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Friday, February 1

9:00am Fuelbreak Loop in Ojai Valley

9:00am West fork San Gabriel River to Bear Creek to West Fork of Bear Creek

10:30am Bike hike! Ventura to Ojai

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, February 2

7:00am Ontario, Bighorn, & Cucamonga via Falling Rock Canyon

8:00am -~Switzer Falls Hike~-

8:00am Mt Pinos 8831' Chumash Wilderness snow shoe hike 4-6 miles R/T Beginner/ Int.

8:00am Mt. Bliss via Van Tassle Rd.

8:00am Placerita Canyon to East Walker Ranch

9:00am (Trekker Series 1) Circle X Ranch - The Grotto Falls

9:00am Winter Fitness Hike

9:15am devils punch bowl/ devils chair

9:30am Ice House Cabin #35 Pre Big Game Edition

9:30am Temescal peak—Pacific Palisades

11:00am Metro Hike Number One: Whitley Heights and Lunch at Veggie Grill

1:00pm Hike Whiting Woods in the Verdugo Mountains


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Sunday, February 3

7:30am Mt. Lukens Loop

8:00am Baldy Bowl, summit and snow practice

8:00am Matilija Wilderness Hike, 15.1 miles/4,100' (Superbowl Sunday)

8:15am San Gabriel Peak (6,161') from Lake Ave. 15-17 miles/4,400' gain

8:30am Griffith Park  -- GP Historical Tour: Where in GP is Sue going to take us now?

9:00am AM Blaze: Malibu Canyon To Big Mesa! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

9:30am Journey to the Center of the City—Franklin Canyon

11:00am Easy paced hike through the Palisades Highlands on Santa Ynez Canyon Trail.

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Monday, February 4

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

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

Monday, January 21, 2013

Hike Calendar for January 21-28, 2013


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. 3:30pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

Sat. 2:00 pm  Backbone trail to Newton and Zuma falls from Kanan Dume Road--4 miles
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/101227842/
 
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Monday, January 21

8:00am -~Monrovia Deer Park Hike~-

8:30am Canãda Larga--Ventura

10:00am Historic Trails of Rubio Canyon, part I (difficult)

12:00pm China Flat & Simi Peak

1:00pm Calabasas Open Space & King Gillette Ranch Exploratory

2:00pm Griffith Park Semi-Flatlands Hike

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (if you're off on MLK day, come join us!)

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Tuesday, January 22

8:00am A Lake I Like a Lot: Jameson Lake, 20 miles/3,300'

9:00am Giant Topanga Loop, 10.5 miles

3:00pm PM Blaze: Los Padres To Hidden Valley! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:45pm Jones Peak - Front Face in the dark - training hike 6 miles ~ 3000' gain

6:00pm Weekly Mt McCoy 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, January 23

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

3:30pm Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

5:00pm Echo Mountain 247

5:00pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

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

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

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, January 24

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

8:30am Old Cabin Site, Newbury Park, Thursday Jan 24

12:00pm Beach hike to lunch at Paradise Cove Cafe- a Gentler-ish Hike

3:00pm PM Blaze: Boney Trail To Stoney Point! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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Friday, January 25

10:00am Allison Gulch

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

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, January 26

6:45am Bliss, Monrovia, Middle, Rankin, Clamshell and Pine Peaks

7:00am Mt. Baldy Hike via Ski Hut & return via Same Trail Trail

7:00am Santa Monica Backbone Trail - Circle X to Thornhill Broome Beach - 16 miles

7:30am 1st Annual Sierra Pelona Valley Wine Festival Vineyard Hike Adventure

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

8:00am BBT #5: Trippett Ranch to Will Rogers State Park

8:00am Brown Mountain Exploratory

8:30am Griffith Park Flat Lands Hike

9:00am Dog Hike- Have a dog and like to hike? Kenter ridge in Brentwood

9:00am Griffith Park super duper fun hike!

9:00am Let’s go SNOWSHOEING!!!! Mt Pinos

10:00am TOLAND PARK STROLL

1:00pm Hike to Mash at Malibu Creek State Park

1:30pm Hike in La Cresenta/ N. Glendale

2:00 pm  Backbone trail to Newton and Zuma falls from Kanan Dume Road--4 miles
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/101227842/

 
3:00pm Charming Charmlee Oceanside Hike

4:00pm Echo Mountain - Full Moon

5:00pm Sunset twilight & Full Moon (reverse loop with a steep twist)—Thousand Oaks

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Sunday, January 27

7:00am Feeling adventurous? Zion Loop and a portion of the Earlybird-blazed Burma Road--Arcadia

9:30am Palo Comado - Cheseboro Loop

2:30pm Temescal Canyon Hike

3:00pm PM Blaze: Puerco Canyon/PCH To Big Mesa! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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Monday, January 28

8:30am Lake Casitas

1:00pm Calabasas Open Space & King Gillette Ranch Exploratory

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

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hike Calendar for January 15-21, 2013


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
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/97623042/

Sat. 10:00 am Vasquez rocks, new cliffs trail, then Devil’s Punchbowl and Charlie Brown Farms for dinner
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/99748432/

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Tuesday, January 15

9:00am Kanan Dume to Castro Peak

3:00pm PM Blaze: Topanga Ridge Rumble! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:00pm Weekly Mt McCoy Hike

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, January 16

3:00pm Ken's Hump Day Hike:Three Peaks of Ladyface with a Brasserie finish

5:00pm Echo Mountain 246

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

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

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

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, January 17

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

8:30am CHINA FLATS, Agoura Thursday Jan 17

10:00am Doin' the big, Fig Newton Canyon- a Gentler Hike

3:00pm PM Blaze: Cheseboro Ridge To The Cliffs! (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

7:30pm Parker Mesa Overlook - 6 mile night hike

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Friday, January 18

8:00am Potato Mountain - Beginner Hike - 5 miles RT/1300 ft gain—Claremont

9:30am Old Cabin Site—Thousand Oaks

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station


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Saturday, January 19

6:00am Baldy Bowl Snow Climb - Mt. Hood Training

6:45am Axe and Crampons 201…North Baldy Semi-Beginner's Trip

6:45am Liberty Cyn to Phantom Trail to Malibu Creek State Park.

7:15am La Jolla Canyon to Sandstone Peak- Pt Mugu State Park

8:00am -~Arroyo Seco Hike~-

8:00am devils punch bowl/ devils chair

8:00am Idlehour trail 13-15 miles San Gabriel's 1200-5300' Gain/Loss!!

8:00am Oak Flats and Sitton Peak!

8:30am Griffith Park Fitness Hike

8:30am Hummingbird/Chumash/Rocky Peak/ 9 mile/ Loop Hike REDUX

8:30am Zuma

9:00am a loop trip to Mt Lukens from Deukmejian Park

9:00am Historical Hike

9:30am Wildwood: Moonridge, Paradise Falls, Lynnmere, Las Flores, Indian Creek Loop

10:00 am Vasquez rocks, new cliffs trail, then Devil’s Punchbowl and Charlie Brown Farms

11:45am Solstice Canyon Easy Paced Hike.

12:45pm Hike to the NIKE Missle Site

3:45pm Griffith Park -- Sunset on Mt Hollywood


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Sunday, January 20

7:00am Brown Mountain Hikeness—From Switzer falls picnic area

7:30am HIKE TO MANZANITA RIDGE FROM MT. WILSON TRAIL ADV/INTERM 10.7M 3,500G

8:00am Fish Canyon Falls via Van Tassle Ridge - 9 Miles Intermediate plus

8:30am Urban Hike -- Barnsdall Park to Chinatown

9:30am Conejo OS Challenge 1: Skelton Ridge Trail and Introduction to Geocaching

9:30am HIKE 'N BRUNCH—Simi Hills

10:00am Solstice Canyon to Rising Sun Trail (Take 2)

2:00pm Somewhere Over the Physical Cliff—Pt Mugu sand dune

3:00pm PM Blaze: Chu-Mu Loop! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

4:00pm Griffith Park Sunday Evening Hike!

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Monday, January 21

8:30am Canãda Larga--Ventura

10:00am Historic Trails of Rubio Canyon, part I (difficult)

12:00pm China Flat & Simi Peak

1:00pm Calabasas Open Space & King Gillette Ranch Exploratory

4:30pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (if you're off on MLK day, come join us!)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hike Calendar for Jamuary 7-14, 2013


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. 3:00pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

Sat. 10:00am Climb up through Cave of the Munits to Castle Peak, lunch at top

Sat. 2:00pm Sage Ranch rock park, 2 loops (A new eastern loop, plus the usual west loop)

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Monday, January 7, 2013

8:30am Wills Canyon--Ojai

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat (this week: Hoegee at night again!)

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, January 8

3:00pm PM Blaze: Suicide Ridge To China Flat! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:00 pm Mt McCoy—Simi

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, January 9

9:30am Zuma to Malibu Lagoon beach hike -- a Beach Shuttle Hike!

3:00pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

3:00pm Mad Ken's Humpday hike/ Two Peaks in the Conejo Canyon Western Plateau

5:00pm Echo Mountain 245

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

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

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, January 10

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

8:30am Devils Canyon hike, Chatsworth Thursday Jan 10

10:00am Space Mountain in Thousand Oaks- a Gentler Hike

3:00pm PM Blaze: Malibu Canyon To Mesa Traverse! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

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Friday, January 11

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, January 12

7:00am San Gabriels Multi-Peak Hike from Altadena

7:30am Dillon Divide through Pacoima Canyon to Dagger Flat

8:00am -~Sturtevant Camp Hike~-

8:00am Heaton Flats Trail to Heaton Flats. 8.8 miles R/T 4582' Advanced

8:30am Las Virgenes to Shepherd's Flat (Loop Hike)

8:45am Griffith Park--New Year, New Views - Hike to Mt. Hollywood

9:00am Dog Hike- Have a dog and like to hike? Kenter ridge in Brentwood

9:00am La Jolla Canyon Loop

9:00am M*A*S*H from Upper Solstice Canyon

10:00am Climb up through Cave of the Munits to Castle Peak, lunch at top

11:00am Easy paced hike in the Palisades Highlands.

12:30pm Hike to Henninger Flats

2:00pm Sage Ranch rock park, 2 loops (A new Eastern loop, plus the usual west loop)

2:30pm Los Robles Shuttle Hike

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Sunday, January 13

5:00am Cucamonga Peak from North Etiwanda Preserve - 22.4 Miles, 7,000 ft Gain

7:00am Icehouse Canyon and Cucamonga Peak hikes.

7:00am Let's do it backwards: Eaton canyon to Idlehour to Inspiration point (13.5 miles, 4,100 vert)

8:00am Timber Mountain via Ice House Canyon 9.5 mi 3400 G/L Int/Adv

9:00am AM Blaze: Wilson Warm-Up! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

12:30pm Request Series: Las Llajas - Chumash Loop

3:30pm Temescal Canyon Hike

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Monday, January 14

8:30am Foster Park

1:00pm Calabasas Open Space & King Gillette Ranch Exploratory

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

6:30pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: