Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

Take 2 hours --we get a 360 degree view from Downtown L.A. to Malibu to Palos Verdes and can watch the sunset.

HIKE....WHEN: 5:30 pm to sunset, which is when the rangers start telling us to go home.

MEET: Lots of cool people

MEET WHERE?: at the Kenneth Hahn park--at the top of the Baldwin Hills.

FREEWAY DIRECTIONS: the closest freeway to this hike is the 10. Take the La Cienega Blvd offramp and go south 1 mile (past the Target store--La Cienega turns into a freeway with limited exits and no way to make a u-turn) Continue to the park entrance at the first bridge over La Cienega. You will see a big sign saying "Kenneth Hahn park". Get in the right lane on La Cienega to exit onto the ramp to the bridge. Turn left at the top of the bridge. Continue into the park past the little parking fee shack. Do not pay to park (only required on weekends and holidays.) We will park at the first lot on the left after entering the park--there is a sign saying "Olympic Forest". Park in the first spaces you see ofter the "Olympic Forest" sign. The trail is located on the ridgeline to the east

 

DINNER: 7:30 PM-- AT GABY'S EXPRESS, (MEDITERRANEAN Chicken, beef and vegetarian), lots of garlic sauce if you like it. LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LA CIENEGA AND WASHINGTON BLVD. (2901 La Cienega, which is 1/2 mile north of the hiking spot) http://www.gabysexpress.com/


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A LITTLE HISTORY: SEE THE VIDEOS OF THE BALDWIN HILLS DAM BURSTING ON DECEMBER 14, 1963

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIeNM8cm6J8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjfa-c8KUDw

PART OF OUR TRAIL LOOPS AROUND THE FORMER L.A. CITY RESERVOIR

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DIFFICULTY: Easy, 200 feet maximum elevation gain on a civilized trail. Lots of restrooms and water fountains.

PARKING: free. (except weekends and holidays)

DOGS: are allowed in the park on a leash

 

BRING WATER, COMFORTABLE SHOES, MAYBE A HAT IF IT'S HOT...

ALSO, CHECK OUT MY CALENDAR COMPILING ALL MEETUP HIKES IN THE LA AREA: http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com

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(photo by Puck)



(Photo by "That John Guy")



 

 

 

PRINTABLE MAPS OF TRAILS AND WHERE TO PARK:

http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/b/6/f/9/highres_35866841.jpeg


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  • Rex Frankel; M.

    Greg, thanks for the correct chords and the great harmonies for the songs I was playing! We rocked!

    April 24

    • Rex Frankel; M.

      Greg: I like garlic a lot...so several restaurants I have picked for after hike dinners are garlic emporiums

      1 · April 25

    • Greg S.

      let's all eat some taco truck, too !

      April 25

  • Nga

    The spectacular city views and the blooming flowers made this a perfect midweek hike! Great choice!! Thank you, Rex!! So glad I can finally join you on one of your hikes!! Look forward to many more. (-;

    1 · April 23

  • Rex Frankel; M.

    great hike, views, conversation, dinner and music...and we were all clothed except Maddie!

    April 24

  • ! That JOHN G.

    The most fun you can have with your clothes on

    1 · April 24

  • Tejinder

    It's my first time here so if I miss the group is the trail fairly easy to follow so I can do this on my own

    April 23

    • Rex Frankel; M.

      call me if lost at[masked], (no texts), we will first walk past the Gwen Moore lake, in a counter-clockwise direction on the map

      April 23

  • Laura

    Going to try to make it by 5:30...work was nuts yesterday and so far today as well! I'll talk to you guys as the time gets closer!

    1 · April 23

  • Rex Frankel; M.

    sorry, Tejinder, the hike starts at 5:30....I missed an item in the write-up when I corrected it.

    1 · April 21

    • Tejinder

      Thanks Rex - I will try to make it at 5:30pm if I can leave work at a decent hour, if not I'll see you next time.

      April 21

  • Tejinder

    Hi Rex - Is this hike starting at 5:30 or 6pm this week? Your below note says 5:30 but the hike time says 6pm. Thanks

    April 21

  • Rex Frankel; M.

    sunset is 7:30 pm, so since the park closes at sunset, this hike starts at 5:30 pm

    1 · March 26, 2014

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