Hart Park Sunset Moderate Conditioning Hike at 6:00

Join us for a late afternoon conditioning hike, finishing in evening twilight and providing unobstructed views of the Bakersfield sunset. This hike will start as late as possible each week to provide a finish near the end of Civil Twilight and a beautiful Bakersfield sunset! 

We meet at the Sheriff's shooting range near the "west" entrance to Hart Park.  We are now starting at 6:00 pm, allowing for better views of the sunset and not having to hike in the dark.  Bring at least 1 liter of water!  

 THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING OUT AND MAKING THIS SUCH AN ENJOYABLE WAY TO GET IN SHAPE!  SPECIAL THANKS TO BILL (BILBO) BAUGHER, WHO ORIGINALLY STARTED THESE CONDITIONING HIKES AND INTRODUCED ME TO THIS EXCELLENT ROUTE!


This one and a half  to two hour hike is moderate because we do keep a good quick pace as we move up down some hills, a few which are steep and can be slippery. The total distance is five miles with an elevation gain of 1300 feet.   This hike is not recommended for anyone who is not in shape. You don't have to be in great hiking shape but you do need to have a recent history of regular and cardio exercise.

So, if you are looking to keep in shape and something to do, join us at the posted start time.  A headlamp should not be needed but I always like to carry one for emergencies. 

This picture is an example of a few of the excellent hills to climb, making your heart beat and calories burn!  There are also level and downhill areas to allow recovery while still keeping on the move.


*** PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY *** No one in the group is a guide or in any way responsible for your comfort or safety. Please be prepared with adequate gear and supplies for the trip. Please remember that going out into wilderness has risks associated with it and you should be aware and prepared to address any changes in weather, road conditions or to look out for/avoid random acts of nature, including insects, wild animals and natural hazards. It is your responsibility to evaluate the difficulty of any activity you participate in, and decide whether you are prepared by having the experience, skill, knowledge, equipment, and the physical and emotional stamina to safely participate.

*** WAIVER OF LIABILITY *** The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Southern Sierra Hiking Club Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.

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  • Susan J.

    Love the moderate hikes

    1 · August 14

    • Tony S.

      Amazing isn't it! Not sure what is so appealing about, I think mostly the challenge and the camaraderie that the hills generate with the group! Also Susan, if you haven't seen it I posted Camp Wishon hike for Sunday.

      August 14

  • Tony S.

    Thanks all, great workout, fun group.

    August 14

  • Alan L.

    The map pinpointing the meet location is totally jacked up again. If you haven't been there don't follow the map.

    August 13

    • Tony S.

      Thanks Alan. I have fixed them once again, but am not able to fix the map on the venue list in Meetup.com. Not sure why. That means every time we re-post, we need to re-set the map by hand. Apparently this is harder than it sounds (for me)!

      August 14

  • Summer

    Sorry. I thought I was RSVPing for Tuesday's hike. I'm not going tonight. See you next week :)

    1 · August 14

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