Friday Griffith Park Hike from Ranger Station

Meet at 7 PM, but leave at 7:15 PM. Meet in front of the ranger station. Parking is in the free parking lot. We'll go on a 4-6 miles RT 800 feet elevation gain hike. Hike will be approx 2-2 1/2 hours. Bring water, sweater since we'll be hiking in the dark, shoes with good traction.

Meet by lights--near building.

Ranger Station is by merry-go-round. There's a stop sign where it is. The Mapquest directions may take you too far.

If you leave early, please tell someone. We don't want to look for you.

Rain cancels hike--including light rain.

If for some reason you get seperated from us,  Ranger Station Tele. # Phone: (323) 913-4688.

Map of Griffith Park:http://angeles.sierraclub.org/griffith/griffith_park_map.html

Map for Ranger Station

Hike isn't recommended for beginners or people out of shape. This is a moderate hike.

We're hiking to the same place this cool video was filmed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTMrlHHVx8A

Note that due to construction, Crystal Springs is still closed between the Autry Museum and the south end of Harding golf course (that’s to the north of the turnoff for the hike).  The easiest way to get to the hike is by going *north* on Crystal Springs from Los Feliz Blvd.

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  • Emmy

    Thanks to everyone for coming and to Eric for sweeping!

    February 1, 2013

    • ed

      Thanks Emmy!

      February 1, 2013

    • Emmy

      No problem!

      February 2, 2013

  • Eric James H.

    We missed Ed. But it was great! Thanks for leading Emmy.

    1 · February 1, 2013

    • ed

      Thanks for leading it! I had a headache so I took what supposed to be a "quick nap" but overslept!

      February 1, 2013

  • Eric James H.

    We are leaving. Emmy is lead and I will sweep.

    February 1, 2013

    • ed

      Great!

      February 1, 2013

  • ed

    Sorry about missing the hike. I took a nap and just woke up.

    February 1, 2013

  • Eric James H.

    Ed. Are you still arriving?

    February 1, 2013

  • Emmy

    Ed, I think the stretch of Crystal Springs that was closed has now been re-opened! (Stay tuned for the next DWP road closure...)

    February 1, 2013

  • Rimona

    I'll have to bow out as I'm doing a hike with you Ed on Saturday and Mount Wilson on Sunday......so I will rest my bones & joints on Friday! LOL

    January 31, 2013

  • ed

    Need a sweep. Any volunteers?

    January 27, 2013

    • Eric James H.

      I will do it Ed. I have not been around for a while but it was always cool before.

      January 27, 2013

    • ed

      thx

      January 29, 2013

  • ed

    Looks like it will be a big turnout. Need a sweep. Any volunteers?

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys. First time on the trail, was wondering if it is a lighted trail?

    January 10, 2013

    • ed

      No, you have city lights.

      January 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice :)

      January 10, 2013

  • Christine K

    Even if it doesn't rain again before the hike, do you think the trails might be too mucky?

    January 10, 2013

    • ed

      Mud isn't that bad around GP.

      January 10, 2013

  • leslie

    This is not a very strenuous hike, I super bummed it will miss it.

    January 10, 2013

    • Rimona

      If you want very strenuous hike you need to join the Valencia Hiking Crew!

      January 10, 2013

  • Rimona

    I have a scratchy throat today. I'll see how I feel tomorrow...I definitely want to do the hike on Saturday!

    January 10, 2013

  • Saba

    Are (well-behaved) dogs welcome on this hike?

    January 9, 2013

    • ed

      park requires them on a leash.

      January 9, 2013

  • Katharine K.

    This may sound silly, but do we need to bring flash lights?

    January 6, 2013

    • ed

      Not necessary. City lights help--GP is in the middle of LA.

      1 · January 6, 2013

    • Katharine K.

      Good to know! Thanks! :)

      January 6, 2013

  • ed

    I'm not going to do this hike every Friday--it will vary.

    January 5, 2013

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