Bob Inman, who I consider to be the Godfather of LA staircases, led a walk in the La Loma area of Pasadena and we did two staircases that were not in Walk #1 in Fleming's Secret Stairs book. Both staircases could have easily been worked into Fleming's Walk #1.
So, I developed a route that will cover all the staircases in the La Loma area. The route is designed so we go up stairs as much as possible. We will not go back on any staircases like Fleming's route.
About 3 miles. We will do a different route than the one in Fleming's book. This is a very hilly area, but lots of shade.
Pictures of Walk #1 Pasadena - La Loma Rd.
Sycamore Glen 60 steps up- Not in Fleming's book.
Redwood 98 steps up
Tamarac 81 steps up & 19 down
Glenullen 86 steps down
Cherry 99 steps up
Capinero 44 steps up
Evergreen 45 steps up- Not in Fleming's book.
La Loma-Cheviotdale 54 steps up
Cheviotdale-Cherry 43 steps up
629 steps total
524 steps up
105 steps down
7311 N Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Parking: Free street parking on either Figueroa or La Loma. I don't recommend parking in the Vons parking lot. Your car maybe towed!
Time: Please arrive at Vons at 9:30 am. After introductions, the walk will start promptly at 9:45am.
Walk will take about 1 hour & 15 minutes.
Pace: All levels, expect beginners, are welcomed. This will be a slower paced walk. But, you are responsible for keeping up with the pace of the group. While we will wait for people to catch up at the top of stair cases, we won't wait forever. If you aren't able to keep up, you are on your own to get back to the starting point.
Please keep your RSVP updated. The group has a no show policy.
No crashers- Please sign up for this event. Please do not just show up.
RSVP limits are set, because I don't want a huge group on these walks. So, if you RSVP only for yourself, don't bring a guest.
There usually are no restrooms along these walks. Restrooms are usually only available at the starting point of the walks.
Always bring plenty of water.
Always wear running/tennis shoes. Open toed shoes are not a good idea for these stairs walks.
Any questions or concerns please email me, David.