Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike


Come and enjoy a great evening of hiking and conversation with fellow hikers. These conditioning hikes range in level from more moderate but still with hills (level 2) to very strenuous (level 5); terrain is sometimes steep with uneven footing. (Occasionally, level 1 hikes are also offered.) Because hikers are expected to maintain the pace set by hike leaders, newcomers should not hike above level 3 and may wish to start at level 2. Some levels may not be offered on a given evening. Hikes are led by trained leaders and last approximately 2 hrs. Hikes begin at 7pm; newcomers should get there early to fill out a waiver and should carry the waiver card with them on the hikes.

What to bring: Bring water and a light jacket in case it gets cold. Hiking boots/shoes are necessary for the harder hikes (levels 3-5) and are strongly encouraged for all hikes; tennis shoes with good tread may be sufficient for the more moderate hikes (levels 1 & 2). Flashlights are optional; many leaders discourage their use except in emergencies. If flashlights are used, red lights are preferable as they interfere less with night vision. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are at the discretion of the leader.

For the Tues/Thurs hikes, at this time of year, 40-80 hikers typically show up and separate into the different levels.

Directions to Merry-Go-Round Lot #2: From Los Feliz Blvd just west of the 5, take Crystal Springs north into the park; you’ll soon pass a freeway onramp. After around a mile, you’ll come to a 4-way intersection, with the Ranger station on your right. Make a left (going west). At the top of the road you’re forced to turn right into the (unlit) lot #1. Drive through the lot and along the road that leaves the opposite corner. You’ll soon come to lot #2, which is lit. The Sierra Club meets at the far (north) end of the lot, by the stone steps.

Going north on the 5 from Downtown LA, you can also get off at the Griffith Park exit and take Crystal Springs going north, following the directions above. Other routes go from near the Zoo or from Travel Town; you can get directions from this GPS link to lot #1, but you still need to drive through to lot #2:
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  • Glen

    Had a great time thank you

    1 · May 28, 2013

    • Jeff

      Thanks for coming..:-)

      May 29, 2013

  • Glen

    I have a small dog that I am bringing.

    May 25, 2013

    • Emmy

      Hi Glen, while it’s up to each leader whether (leashed) dogs are allowed on a particular hike, many leaders allow dogs, so that should be fine. (Though if your dog becomes tired, you may end up carrying him or her. :-) )

      1 · May 26, 2013

    • Jeff

      Hi Glen, I let them on my hikes..:-)

      1 · May 28, 2013

  • Helen W.

    im new to the griffith park hike. will there be a level two or three on tuesdays every week?

    May 27, 2013

    • Jeff

      Hi Helen,

      May 28, 2013

    • Jeff

      Hi Helen I do a level 3 on Tuesdays and most Thursdays. As Emmy says, there is usually a level 2 and 3 hike each Tuesday and Thursday that we hike. I try to make the hikes each Thursday if I cannot make it on a Thursday. I have sometimes have 20-30 hikers in my group. Hope this helps.

      May 28, 2013

  • Helen W.

    First time on hike.

    May 27, 2013

    • Emmy

      Welcome!

      May 27, 2013

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    A former member

    Approx how long is hike time

    May 27, 2013

    • Emmy

      The hikes are about 2 hours long – sometimes a little less, sometimes a little more.

      May 27, 2013

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