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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, March 25, 2013

Hike Calendar for March 26-April 1st, 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 Cheviot Hills—semi-urban ups and downs hike

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Tuesday, March 26

7:00am Cucamonga, Etiwanda, & Bighorn from Icehouse - 17mi/5000ft gain

10:00am Echoes and Inspirations in the San Gabriels--Altadena

4:45pm San Pedro-Paseo del Mar

5:00pm Griffith Park--Just One of the Gals

5:00pm PM Bag: Boney Trail To Stoney Point (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm Fryman Canyon

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

7:00pm Full-moon evening hike to Orchard Camp, 7 miles, 2,000 vertical

7:00pm Sierra Club Griffith Park hike

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Wednesday, March 27

3:00pm Ridgeline Trail Loop - Oakbrook Regional Park

5:00pm Mad Ken's Humpday Hike/Three Peaks of Ladyface with a Brasserie finish

5:30pm Humpday Sunset Hike - Lake Casitas - Shoreline Trail - 7 mrt

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

6:00pm Echo Mountain 256 - FULL MOON

6:00pm MIDWEEK HIKE TO POTATO MOUNTAIN APPROX. 5M 1200ft ALL LEVELS DOGS WELCOME

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

6:30pm Cheviot Hills—semi-urban ups and downs hike

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

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

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Thursday, March 28

8:30am Rosewood Trail, Newbury Park - Thursday Hike 3/28 - Meet 8:30 AM

10:00am Malibu Creek State Park from Reagan Ranch- a Gentler Hike

5:00pm Griffith Park--Just One of the Gals

5:00pm PM Bag: Lang Ranch To Simi Sunset (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station with Sierra Club

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

6:45pm Griffith Park--HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING/EXERCISES: Cahuenga Peak Cardio Workout

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Friday, March 29

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, March 30

6:30am Mt Baldy from Village & Return via Backbone Trail/10 mile/6000 ft elev. Gain

7:30am Deer Park--Monrovia

8:00am -~Bear Creek Hike~-

8:00am Explore Gold Canyon from Little Tujunga

8:00am Stoddard Peak via Frankish – Intermediate/Advanced – 9.6 miles/3,000 ft gain-Mt Baldy area

8:00am Walker Ranch/Los Pinetos to Camp 9

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

8:30am Elysian Park Hike

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

9:00am (Adventurer Series 2) Allison Saddle of Iron Moutain via Heaton Flat

9:00am Conejo OS Challenge 8a: Secret Passage to Simi Peak Shuttle Hike

9:00am Conejo OS Challenge 8b: Easier Option Shuttle Hike

9:00am Los Feliz and Hollywood Public Stairway Hike

9:00am Urban Hike Secret Stairs

10:30am 6th Anniversary Hike & Potluck Party -- The Tarzana Connection

11:00am 6th Anniversary Hike & Potluck Party -- The Brentwood Connection

12:00pm Beyond Henninger Flats &/or Camping

3:45pm Palos Verdes Nature Preserve (Levels 1+(2) / Scenic / Slow-Moderate Pace)

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Sunday, March 31

7:30am Sunset Peak the Long Way Conditioning Hike—Glendora Ridge

9:00am Senior (over 66) Singles Walk with Bob & Sil: RANCHO SIERRA VISTA / SATWIWA LOOP

1:00pm Cucamonga Peak via Kelly's Camp - Easter Weekend Backpacking - 15.2 Miles

5:30pm PM Bag: Puerco Canyon/PCH To Big Mesa (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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Monday, April 1

1:30am HIKE MT EVEREST - WIN the LOTTERY - FREE KANGAROO and GET PAID TO EAT CHOCOLATE

5:30am April Fool's Day on Big Iron - 14mi/7200ft gain

8:30am Casitas Springs

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hike Calendar for March 19-26, 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. 5:30pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/101590212/

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Tuesday, March 19

5:00pm PM Bag: Malibu Canyon To Big Mesa (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:15pm Griffith Park-Ladies Night !

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

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

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, March 20

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

5:00pm Mad Ken's Hump Day Hike/ Boney Apetite

5:30pm Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook hike- & (optional) Indian veggie dinner afterward

5:30pm Humpday Sunset Hike - Lake Casitas - Shoreline Trail - 7 mrt

6:00pm Echo Mountain 255

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, March 21

8:30am Reseda Bl. to the Hub and back - Thurs Hike March 21st

10:00am The Trails of Rocky Oaks- a Gentler Hike

5:00pm Griffith Park-Just One Of the Girls !

5:00pm PM Bag: Cheseboro Ridge To The Cliffs (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm evening hike san dimas area

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

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Friday, March 22

9:00am Sulphur Mountain Road Recreation Trail

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

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Saturday, March 23

7:00am Hike Ontario Peak from Icehouse Cyn Trail ~13 miles RT, ~4100 ft Elev Gain

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

7:30am COSCA Trail Work Day

7:30am Step back in history: Jones Pk, Orchard, Lizzie's and Sierra Madre (9.4m, 2.8k')

8:00am -~Hoegees Camp Hike~-

8:00am Elsmere to Beale’s Cut to the Elsmere Waterfall

8:00am RUNYON CANYON AND TREBEK OPEN SPACE

8:30am New Millennium Loop Trail in Calabasas

8:30am Conejo Open Space Spring Trail Work Day

8:30am Griffith Park Hiking

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

9:00am Explore Gold Canyon from Big Tujunga

9:00am Goat Peak - Rivas Canyon Loop (Pacific Palisades)

9:00am Griffith Park-Praying to get up there Hike

9:00am San Gabriel Peak, Mount Disappointment, and Mount Lowe from Red Box Station

1:00pm King Gillette's Ranch/ Mansion--"Biggest Loser" Filming Spot

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Sunday, March 24

6:45am Horn Canyon, Ojai

8:00am POTLUCK PICNIC BRUNCH PARTY AT GLENN TRAIL CAMP 16M RT 800G WATERFALL INCLUDED! San Gabriel River canyon

8:00am Griffith Park-The Hollywood Sign

9:00am Conejo OS Challenge 7: Sierra Vista Trail in Dos Vientos

9:00am Hike With Dogs—Kenter Ridge in Brentwood

9:00am Matilija Falls – Ojai

9:00am Pacifico Mountain

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

3:30pm Griffith Park-Royce Canyon Hike

3:30pm Santa Ynez Canyon to Trippet Ranch hike

4:00pm Request: Cave of Munits to Castle Peak

5:00pm PM Bag: La Jolla Canyon To Mugu Peak (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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Monday, March 25

8:30am Sulphur Mountain

4:30pm No Name Trail to Wildwood Car Shuttle

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hike Calendar for March 12-18, 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 East Ballona Wetlands and City lights viewing and garlic-fest Dinner at Alejo's
http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/events/97285472/

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Tuesday, March 12

7:00am Condor Peak Weekday Hike—Big Tujunga canyon

9:00am Brand Spankin' New- Tapo Canyon Open Space

5:00pm Griffith Park--Gals on the Go !

5:00pm PM Bag: Topanga Ridge Rumble (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm Ridge up Los Flores Canyon 1m/1500' up, down Cape of Good Hope & San Merrill

5:30pm Sunset Hike - Lake Casitas - Shoreline Trail - 7 mrt

6:00pm First Sunset Hike of PDT, 2013: Mt McCoy

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

6:30pm Griffith Park Hike to Glendale Peak (First Tuesday Daylight Savings hike!)

6:45pm Griffith Park--Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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Wednesday, March 13

5:00pm Mad Ken's Hump Day Hike: Calabasas Peak and Beyond

5:15pm MID-WEEK BLUES CHASER-Thousand Oaks

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

6:00pm Echo Mountain 254 _ daylight Savings Time!

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, March 14

8:30am Ahmanson Ranch from Las Virgines trail - Thursday March 14

10:00am Tapo Canyon Open Space- a Gentler Hike

5:00pm PM Bag: Lang Ranch To Simi Sunset (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

5:30pm Griffith Park--Hike Night Cardio

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/EXERCISES: Mt. Hollywood Cardio Workout

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Friday, March 15

10:00am Beyond the bridge to nowhere, East fork play day.

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

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station


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Saturday, March 16

6:30am Mt. Baldy from the Village & Return via Ski Hut ~11 miles/~6000 ft elev. Gain

6:45am Three Peaks and a Highway Walk-Vicent Gap

7:15am Aconcagua/Backpacking Training on Mt. Waterman

7:45am Gold Creek to Oak Spring to Yerba Buena Ridge

8:00am -~Waterfall Heaven Hike~-Switzer falls

8:00am Mt. Wilson Loop via Chantry Flats

8:30am East Canyon to Mission Peak

8:45am LaJolla Canyon Loop

9:00am Bridge to Nowhere - HIGH WATER?

9:00am Conejo OS Challenge 6: Sunset Hills

9:00am Dam waterfall--Pasadena

9:00am Devil's Canyon & Deerlake Highlands in Chatsworth

9:00am Herbal Plant Hike

2:00pm Old Stagecoach Trail @ Santa Susana Pass Park

4:45pm PARKER MESA PARTY HIKE YAY!


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Sunday, March 17

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

7:30am Inspiration Point Shamrock Brunch--Altadena

7:30am PLAN B CONDITIONING HIKE TO POTATO MOUNTAIN 5 MILES ALL LEVELS DOGS WELCOME—Mt Baldy area

8:00am 5th Annual St. Patrick's Day Hike on Boney Mountain, 12 miles

9:00am Towsley Canyon Loop

9:00am Wind Wolves Preserve

10:00am PARKER MESA OVERLOOK / FOOD AT "BACK ON THE BEACH"

11:00am Metro Hike Number Two: Culver City Baldwin Hills Overlook & Lunch @ Native Foods

3:00pm Franklin Canyon Hike

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

4:00pm Long Canyon Loop (where Kurt discovered hiking)

5:00pm PM Bag: PCH To Parker Mesa (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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Monday, March 18

8:30am Cozy Dell—Ojai

9:00am Six Secrets of Sandstone—Circle X ranch

4:00pm Trail Canyon Falls

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Hike Calendar for March 6-11, 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 Ballona Lagoon and Venice Canals--and garlic-fest at Gaby's
Wednesday, March 6

10:30am Women's Weekly Workout Hike, 8-12 miles/700'-3,000'

1:30pm Tapo Canyon ~ Simi Valley Open Space

3:30pm Mad Ken's Humpday Hike/Sunset Hills to Long Canyon Loop

5:00pm Echo Mountain 253

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

6:45pm Ventura Urban Hike every Wednesday evening

7:00pm Griffith Park Wednesday Night Hike!

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Thursday, March 7

8:30am Long Canyon - West Simi - Thursday March 7th

10:00am All Aboarddddd the Southern Pacific Express - a Gentler Hike-Thousand Oaks

4:00pm PM Bag: Kanan Dume To Zuma Ridge (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

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

6:30pm 6 mile - Signal Hill Evening Hike

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

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Friday, March 8

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

7:00pm Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station March 8th

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Saturday, March 9

6:45am Three Peaks and a Highway Walk--Wrightwood

7:00am Idlehour to Mt Lowe

7:00am The San Gabriel 3 / Pacifico Mountain, Round Top & Granite Mountain

8:00am -~Jones Peak Hike~-

8:00am Fish Fork Falls! (same trailhead as Bridge to Nowhere)

8:00am O’Melveny Park to East Canyon - 10 miles

8:00am Portola Trail, Elysian Park

8:30am Strawberry Peak Trail Restoration (north of Mt Wilson)

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

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

8:30am Zuma

9:00am Hike With Dogs—Kenter ridge in Brentwood

9:00am Pacifico Mountain

9:15am Placerita Canyon - hike to the Falls

9:30am Griffith Park  -- Hollywood Sign / Bronson/BATMAN Caves

1:15pm Corriganville Movie Ranch Walk

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Sunday, March 10

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

7:30am ADVANCED ONLY FAST PACED HIKE TO RATTLESNAKE PEAK 8M 3,500G

8:00am La Jolla Canyon 12 Mile - Whale Spotting?

8:30am Explore the north-side of Alder Creek Trail—Big Tujunga canyon

9:00am Conejo OS Challenge 5: Los Padres Loop

9:30am Malibu Creek, Beyond the Rock Pool.

1:00 pm Rustic Canyon—5 miles and the old Nazi site too

3:00pm Griffith Park  -- A Landmark Hike-to Hollywood sign

3:30pm Temescal Canyon Hike

4:00pm Griffith Park Sunday Evening Hike!

5:00pm PM Bag: Puerco Canyon/PCH To Big Mesa (Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike)

6:30pm Griffith Park Hike to Glendale Peak (First Tuesday Daylight Savings hike!)

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Monday, March 11

8:30am Shelf Road

4:00pm Upper Rustic Loop

5:00pm Monday evenings at Chantry Flat -- the return to Hoegee Loop, and a 5 pm start

GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES:

CONTINUOUSLY UPDATED GOOGLE CALENDAR OF LA MEETUP HIKES: