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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!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hike Calendar for February 28 to March 4, 2013


NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN WILD NATURE 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.

REX’S HIKE FOR THE WEEK:

Wed. 4 pm  Kenneth Hahn park

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Thursday, February 28

8:30am Claremont Wilderness Park

8:30am Old Olive Grove hike, Chatsworth

10:00am Los Robles Scenic Loop - a Gentler Hike

3:30pm PM Blaze: Saddle Peak Via Stunt High Trail! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

4:30pm Griffith Park--Ladies on the go !

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, March 1

9:00am HIKE THE WEEKEND SERIES PALO COMADO CHESEBRO CANYONS

9:00am Ventura River Preserve

10:00am Explore the unused Dark Cyn Tr and Ken Burton Tr-Arroyo Seco/Hwy 2

11:00am Friday mornings at Chantry Flat (a not-so-early version) -- 9.5 miles, 2k vert.

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Saturday, March 2

6:00am Baldy Dawson Pine via Register Ridge

7:00am Mount Wilson via Rim Trail

7:45am Griffith Park loop - Hollywood sign and Mt Hollywood

8:00am -~Arroyo Seco Hike~-

8:00am CROSSTOWN TRAIL TO MT. LUKENS FIRE ROAD, LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE

8:00am The Grand Canyon (not that one)--Altadena

8:30am Mount Lowe via Sunset Ridge Trail (Western San Gabriel Mtns. Series #2)

9:00am First Saturday Hike: Sespe River Trail To Bear Creek 9 Mile RT

9:00am Satwiwa - Upper Sycamore Canyon - Old Boney - Fossil Trail Loop

9:30am Hike from O'Melveny Park to Mission Peak in Granada Hills/San Fernando Valley

9:30am Humanist Hike: Mount Lowe Railway Self Guided Tour

9:30am La Jolla Valley loop

1:00pm Griffith Park--Hike to the Hollywood Sign the loooong way

2:00pm (Trekker Series 2) Paradise Falls and Lizard Rock Loop

4:00pm IT'S BACK... PARTY HIKE!! HIKE THE WEEKEND SERIES-Thousand Oaks

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Sunday, March 3

7:00am Sierra Madre to Mt. Wilson via Orchard Camp

7:00am The Full Chantry: A 6-week training series exploring the entire trail network

8:00am Echo Mountain: 20 Miles

8:30am Griffith Park -- Fern Dell to Mt. Hollywood

9:30am Fish Canyon Narrows to Rogers Camp

9:30am HIKE THE WEEKEND SERIES EASY GRASSLANDS HIKE-Thousand Oaks

9:30am Nike Missile Base

10:00am VASQUEZ ROCKS 5 MILE HIKE - SAN ANDREAS FAULT - DEVILS PUNCHBOWL - QUIRKY CAFÉ

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

1:00pm Solstice Canyon

2:00pm Sequester Slope Shuffle—Pt Mugu State park sand dune

3:00pm Griffith Park--Bronson Cave Hike

4:00pm PM Bag: Chu-Mu Loop (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

4:00pm Potluck and sunset at El Matador State beach , Malibu

4:00pm Griffith Park--Sunday Evening Hike!

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Monday, March 4

9:00am Ventura Harbor

4:30pm Griffith Park--Gals on the Go !

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

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hike Calendar for February 18-25, 2013


NOTE: THIS LIST ONLY CONTAINS HIKES IN WILD NATURE 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.

REX’S HIKE FOR THE WEEK:
Wed. 6:30pm West Ballona Wetlands and City lights view--and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's

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Monday, February 18

8:00am -~Arroyo Seco Hike~-

8:30am Lake Casitas

8:30am The Bridge to Nowhere - President's Day

10:45am Rubel's Castle and hike in Glendora

1:30pm Nike Missile Site via Caballero Canyon

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

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Tuesday, February 19

3:30pm PM Blaze: Los Padres To Hidden Valley! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

4:30pm Griffith Park--For The Girls !

5:00pm Los Robles Trail Ridge View Hike from Triunfo Park (Westlake Village)

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, February 20

8:00am Women's Weekly Workout Hike, 8-12 miles/700'-3,000'

9:00am Encinal Canyon to the Top of the World! Backbone trail to Etz Meloy

3:30pm Mad Ken's Humpday hike/Three Peaks in the Conejo Canyon Western Plateau

5:00pm Echo Mountain 251

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 Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, February 21

8:30am "Big Sky Trail", N/W Simi, - Thursday

10:00am Mesa Peak Motorway from Corral Canyon- a Gentler Hike

3:30pm PM Blaze: Boney Trail To Stoney Point! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

4:30pm Griffith Park For Beginners Only

5:30pm Sunset Hike - Rancho Sierra Vista, Newbury Park -1.5 Hr- Top of Wendy Dr.

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

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Friday, February 22

9:00am Mt Lowe railroad loop tour

6:30pm Griffith Park -- The Grand Poobah Hike - Lee's Bday

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station Feb 22nd

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Saturday, February 23

7:00am Chantry Flat-Mt.Wilson (Intermediate / Intermediate-Plus)

7:00am Hoegee Loop, an easier hike along a beautiful forest stream, 5 miles/1,100' vert

7:00am Mt Baldy/Hellcat crash site via Ski Hut Trail

7:30am Cobb Estate to Mt Lowe (13 mi, 4000' gain/loss )

7:45am Dough Flat Road's End to Bucksnort Spring

8:00am Trail Canyon Trail from Big Tujunga Canyon Rd to Condor Canyon.

9:00am Hike With Dogs

9:30am Satwiwa - Upper Sycamore Canyon –

9:45am Urban Adventure: Marina del Rey/Venice Canals

12:30pm smuggler's cove sea caves --the new easier way

4:00pm Bring Your Lyrics and Voices for the Next BeatleFest singalong

6:30pm O: Moonlight hike above La Canada

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Sunday, February 24

7:00am The Full Chantry: A 6-week training series exploring the entire trail network

7:30am HIKE TO IRON MOUNTAIN ADVANCED ONLY!! 14.2M 7,200G FAST PACED, STRENUOUS

8:30am Gould Mesa to Royal Gorge exploratory

9:00am Conejo OS Challenge 4: White Horse Canyon Trail

9:00am Howard Creek to Nordhoff Peak

9:00am Mt. Pinos Showshoe

9:00am Senior Singles Walk in Wildwood with Bob & Sil

12:30pm Rocky Peak Loop (3 Routes Version)

3:30pm PM Bag: Hondo Canyon To Saddle Peak (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

3:30pm Temescal Canyon Hike

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Monday, February 25

9:00am Ventura Cross

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

Monday, February 11, 2013

Hike Calendar for February 11-18, 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.

REX’S HIKE FOR THE WEEK:
6:30pm Cheviot Hills urban ups and downs hike and Indian dinner at Bawarchi afterward

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Monday, February 11

4:30pm Griffith Park--For Beginners Only

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

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

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Tuesday, February 12

9:00am Just Do It! Nike Missile Base via Caballero Canyon

10:00am BIRTHDAY HIKE AT CHARMLEE PARK YAY!

3:30pm PM Blaze: Topanga Ridge Rumble! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

4:30pm Griffith Park For Beginners Only

6:00pm Weekly Mt McCoy Hike

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, February 13

8:00am Women's Weekly Workout Hike, 8-12 miles/700'-3,000'

3:30pm Mad Ken's Cruzin' the Conejo- Arroyo/ Lynnmere Loop

5:00pm Echo Mountain 250 - Valentine's Eve

5:30pm 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 Cheviot Hills urban ups and downs hike and Indian dinner at Bawarchi afterward

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, February 14

8:30am Wildwood Park in T.O. - Thursday Hike Feb 14th.... Happy Valentines Day!! :-)

10:00am Feel the Peace, Love, and Joy at Rancho Sierra Vista – A Gentler Hike

3:30pm 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

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Friday, February 15

8:00am 1of 2: Horn Cyn Trailhead to The Pines camp--Ojai

8:00am 2of 2: Horn Cyn Trailhead to The Pines and beyond to Gridley via Nordhoff--Ojai

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, February 16

8:30am Catalina Island Diving, Hiking extravaganza!
6:45am Axe and Crampons 201…North Baldy Semi-Beginner's Trip

7:00 am Mt Disapppointment, Deception and Lowe, and San Gabriel

8:00am -~Rubio Canyon Falls~-

8:00am Fish Canyon to Piano Box

8:00am Upper Bear Creek Trail, Smith Mountain

8:30am Mt. Wilson via Chantry Flats!

9:00am Conejo OS Challenge 2: Shooting Star and Lower Santa Rosa Trails

9:00am Griffith Park -- The Original E.T. Hike - Dogs OK

9:00am Winter Migration Hike

9:30am (Adventurer Series 1) Rocky Peak Grand Loop via Hummingbird, Chumash & White Oak

9:30am Elysian Park- Semi Beginner

10:00am The Blue Gorge

11:00am Paramount Ranch to the MASH site via Reagan Ranch

11:45am Solstice Canyon Easy Paced Hike.

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Sunday, February 17

7:00am The Full Chantry: A 6-week training series exploring the entire trail network

8:00am HIKE TO SMITH MOUNTAIN AND BEAR CREEK ADV/INTERM. 12M 2,900G

9:00am Conejo OS Challenge 3: Hawk Cyn and Hill Cyn Trails

10:00am Topanga SP: Santa Ynez Falls/Cyn w/Exploration

3:00pm Placerita Canyon Waterfall Hike

3:30pm PM Bag: PCH To Nicholas Flat! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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Monday, February 18

8:00am -~Arroyo Seco Hike~-

8:30am Lake Casitas

10:45am Rubel's Castle and hike in Glendora

1:30pm Nike Missile Site via Caballero Canyon

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

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Hike Calendar for February 7-11, 2013


SORRY THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR IS LATE---I’VE BEEN OVERWHELMED WITH WORK!-----the editor…

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.

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Thursday, February 7

8:30am Chivo Canyon to Tapo Cyn overlook - Simi Valley,

8:30am Claremont Wilderness Park

10:00am A Mild West Adventure- a Gentler Hike—Pacoima Canyon

3:30pm PM Blaze: Lang Ranch To Simi Sunset! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:45pm Griffith Park: Mt. Hollywood Cardio & Strength Training - "Newcomers"

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Friday, February 8

10:00am Allison Gulch

5:30pm Conjunction of Mercury & Mars at dusk—Camarillo

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, February 9

7:00am For "Full Chantry Week One" waitlisters ONLY: The same hike, on Saturday instead

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

7:15am Hike Slide Mountain to the Lookout tower

8:00am -~Mount Wilson Trail Hike~-

8:00am Canyoneering! Stone Plus One 3AIII

8:00am Whiting Woods South Ridge Loop

8:30am Boney from Rancho Sierra Vista

8:30am Fish Canyon Falls!

8:30am Simi Valley--Chumash/Las Llajas-10 mile loop hike

8:30am Stoddard Peak Hike + Heated Pool Party at Angel's!

8:45am Hike Monrovia Canyon

9:00am M*A*S*H the easy way ~ 30th anniversary of the finale episode

9:00am Sullivan Canyon - Rustic Canyon Loop

9:30am Historic Echo Mountain

9:30am LA JOLLA VALLEY LOOP AND LUNCH

1:45pm Eaton Canyon Waterfalls walk

3:00pm Winter Butterfly Talk and Walk

3:00pm Charming Charmlee Oceanside Hike

3:15pm (Explorer Series 1) Parker Mesa Overlook for Sunset

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Sunday, February 10

7:00am Griffith Park Morning Hike at Hollywood Sign (Cardio)

7:00am Mt Baldy/Hellcat crash site via Ski Hut Trail

7:00am The Full Chantry: A 6-week training series exploring the entire trail network

8:30am Icehouse Saddle via Middle Fork Trail - Int/Adv Hike - 11 miles RT/3600 ft gain

9:00am Devil Gulch- Past the falls?—near Bridge to Nowhere

9:00am Fish Canyon Falls - we don't need no stinkin' shuttle!!

9:00am Hike the Arroyo Seco from JPL

11:00am Easy Eaton Canyon waterfall.

12:00pm TEMESCAL CANYON WATERFALLS / EASY 4 MILE HIKE / REEL INN FOR FOOD

2:00pm Smuggler’s Cove at Low Tide

2:00pm Griffith Park Sunday Afternoon Hike

3:30pm PM Blaze: PCH To Parker Mesa! (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

4:00pm Griffith Park Sunday Evening Hike!

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Monday, February 11

8:30am Miramonte

4:30pm Griffith Park For Beginners Only

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

6:00pm LETS DO A SAND WALK ON MONDAY

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: