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Beyond Henninger Flats &/or Camping

Meet at 12 PM, but leave at 12:15 PM. We'll meet in the parking lot by the Nature Center (the only building there). Don't park in the parking lot since it closes at sunset. Park above in the residential area.

There are 3 options for this hike:

  • Just hiking to Henninger Flats & returning. Only come up with us to Henninger Flats.You can easily find your way back to the parking lot. That is an moderately paced 6 miles round trip, 1400 ft gain hike on a horse trail and fire road-the historic Mt Wilson Toll Road--most of it is a fire road (wide trails). This is 3 hours hike. There are outstanding views of LA basin/ San Gabriel Valley. The top of the hike has pine trees, campground, nature center/museum, picnic tables, water, vending machine, restrooms and an experimental nursery! This is a hard hike!
  • Past Henninger Flats. Want to burn a pound or more of fat? This hike will do it! I have a guarantee on this hike. You'll burn a pound or your $ back. LOL. We're going to go on a hike past Henninger Flats. We'll take a break there. From Henninger Flats, there is a fireoad that takes you to Mt. Wilson--I'm not going to Mt. Wilson. You/group is welcomed to do it. There is an observatory up there. I've never done this fireroad beyond Henninger Flats. This will be exploratory hike for me too. I'll bring a map. We'll stick with the fireroad. We're going to hike until around sunset/dark. We'll see how far we get to Mt. Wilson. We probably will not go to Mt. Wilson.This is an extremely hard hike! It can be up to 18-19 miles RT from Eaton Canyon to Mt Wilson and all of it is up hill–a climb of 4800 ft!!!!! We'll see lots of pine trees along the way. We'll be hiking in Angeles National Forest.
  • Hike & Camping: Hike with us to Mt Wilson part/most of the way, but camp at Henninger Flats! It is FREE to camp there! There are outstanding views of LA basin/ San Gabriel Valley. The top of the hike has pine trees, campground, nature center/museum, picnic tables, water, vending machine, restrooms and an experimental nursery! If you decide to do this, please let me know by the end of Feb. by writing in the comments section. I'll try to make reservations for everyone--if they have space. Don't email me since it is difficult to keep track. I'm not camping up there. Must bring your own camping gear/food.

Must bring lots of water, hiking boots,flash lights, extra pair of socks, sweater and food! Must be in good health. We may be coming back in the dark so must dress warmly. No beginners!

There is a warning about falling rocks and landslides--hike at your own risk. I've hiked it several times & haven't had any problems.

Link: http://www.trailrunningpastor.com/2012/02/07/eaton-canyon-to-mt-wilson/

http://www.disunplugged.com/2012/11/05/mt-wilson-observatory-a-day-visit-from-the-disneyland-resort/

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  • Glenn b.

    this was my first hike with the group as well and i started off a little late so i met up with the group at the henniger flats and hiked a mile with the them before they went back. i made it all the way to mt wilson and back! never did find the two people who continued on to mt wilson ahead of me though! but it was a great hike!

    April 2, 2013

    • edward

      What time did you get back at?

      April 2, 2013

    • Glenn b.

      well i made it to mt wilson by a quarter to 5 and not sure when i got back but i think it was sometime between 8:30 and 9

      April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good hike with good company. My first time with the group and I met some really neat people. No, we didn't make it all the way to Mt. Wilson but were well within sight of it !
    Looking forward to the next one.

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great time, good workout! maybe a campout beyond henninger flats someday? henry, you are crazy with that camera, lots of good photos!

    March 31, 2013

    • Rimona

      So sorry I missed it...I had it planned and was ready to go...then something came up.!

      April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so glad I made it past Henninger finally.

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved meeting new people and the fast pace of the hike. Terrific workout!

    March 31, 2013

  • edward

    For those who went all the way, parking lot closes at 8 PM.

    March 30, 2013

  • edward

    Just got back. I think some people went all the way to Mt. Wilson! We went most of the way. The people who left early missed out! Lot of the trail has trees that kept us in the shade--quite scenic.

    March 30, 2013

  • Henry

    Great hike . Great people. Thanks Ed and Kevin for leading.

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meetup with the group. Should I be able to recognize everybody pretty easily?

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well, it's not realy an "ouch"; it's a wohoo!
    Have a good one folks!
    :-)

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ouch, have to cancel; got a lunch date with a different meetup group member.

    March 30, 2013

  • Troy

    Have to bow out--something came up. Sorry for the late notice.

    March 30, 2013

  • Rimona

    Hi Ed. Something came up. I might be late (or not come at all) I'l try to catch up. Hope I can remember how to get to the Henniger Flats

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good, I'm so for the challenge.

    March 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    2 many guys once again

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Fidencio

    Can I bring my dog?

    March 29, 2013

    • edward

      required to be on leash

      March 29, 2013

  • Eric James H.

    I have to attend a Los Angeles Fire Department CERT Training.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    srry guys next time~~

    March 28, 2013

  • edward

    We'll probably not go all the way to Mt. Wilson. You are welcomed to go all the way. If so, bring lots of water and sweater/ jacket. We'll probably get back before sunset. Also, don't park in the parking lot. Can't park there after sunset!

    March 26, 2013

  • Rimona

    Because you are starting so late, I might not go all a the way.

    March 10, 2013

    • Rimona

      Merci Berg.

      March 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Heureux de vous aider!

      March 26, 2013

  • Glenn b.

    omg this hike sounds amazing and i love camping and the start time is perfect i have not hiked with this group before cuz my schedule has been so busy all the time but i have the 30th off so its perfect and i am a professional hiker so 18+miles with nearly 5k elevation is no problem! cant wait for the hike!!

    March 24, 2013

    • edward

      If you/the group wants to hike to Mt. Wilson, go for it. I don't think I'll be I'll be up for it. Just make sure you bring map/ warm clothes and flashlight.

      March 24, 2013

  • Rimona

    I did Mount Wilson and it's a killer going down..it's so steep. I consider myself fit, but I was in tears because my feet hurt so badly. But, I'm up to the challenge. I know my way back if I decide to stop half-way.

    1 · February 3, 2013

    • edward

      I don't think you need hiking shoes and socks. We're hiking fire roads--wide trails.

      1 · March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hmm, so we're hiking barefoot? :-D

      March 24, 2013

  • Rimona

    Why so late Ed????

    March 10, 2013

  • Christine

    Sorry, but I have to be somewhere in the afternoon. Hope you guys have a great hike!!

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just fyi, at the moment there is a notice at the drinking fountain at Henninger saying that the water is not potable. This notice comes and goes, depending on the result of regular testing of the water quality, which tends to rise and fall just outside of acceptable levels. Many people disregard the notice and drink the water, untreated, but you may not want to count on getting a refill there.

    February 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      For those doing the longer hike, there is a water spigot atop Wilson, next to the pavilion, that is reliable. But if you stay on the road, instead of taking the final half-mile trail to the right that leads to the summit, you'll wind up merging onto the main Mt. Wilson road, where you'll find a locked gate that prevents you from reaching the pavilion area, which is closed to cars until April. There is a trail that goes around that gate, starting about 200 yards before the gate and heading off to the north. It winds around and takes you to the pavilion, and you would have to return the same way to get back to the road.

      February 4, 2013

    • edward

      Thanks for the info.

      February 4, 2013

  • edward

    This hike (beyond Henninger) isn't recommended for anyone with health problems!

    1 · February 3, 2013

  • Rimona

    I have a question: You said not to park i the parking because the parking lot is closed on Sunday....but we are hiking on Saturday?? Unless it's only for those who chose to camp?

    1 · February 3, 2013

    • edward

      It closes at sunset. We'll probably be back after that. All day of hiking! This will be the hardest hike I ever did with this group!

      1 · February 3, 2013

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