Franklin Canyon Friday

Hi everyone,

By now, many of you have may have met me. I have only lived in LA for eights months now, but have explored fairly extensively through meetups as well as on my own, the wilds of greater Los Angeles. This is my first even I am posting.

I plan to do a very easy weekday hike in Franklin canyon twice a month. Fridays for now, but will likely change to a different day. For those of you who are looking for a quick, easy hike after a long day at work, but don't want to fight traffic to go far, Franklin Canyon is about as centrally located as one can get, yet it is relatively hidden. (Because you have to meander down residential streets). Drive down Lake Dr. about a quarter of a mile and you will see a trailhead.

Our regular hike will the Hastian trail from the trailhead up to the top of the ridge where you can see across "the hill" in both directions.

This would be considered a level 2-3 hike. Total elevation gain is about 600 feet. Total length is between 2.5 and 3 miles.

If people are interested, I have some ideas of where to grab a bite to eat afterwards to replace some calories.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Franklin+Canyon+Dr.+and+Lake+Dr.,,+Beverly+Hills,+CA&hl=en&sll=34.115229,-118.413783&sspn=0.003825,0.004823&t=h&hnear=Franklin+Canyon+Dr+%26+Lake+Dr,+Los...

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  • Ken S.

    Unusual but pleasant meetup with the "lost group". This seems like it should have been an earlier hike. We winged it for a short amount of time. Some day I'll meet Bob, lol....
    I learned from Linda that swing dancing still exists, how completely cool! Thanks for that!~!

    August 25, 2012

  • Reina S.

    So much fun. It was a great group of people to hike with.

    August 25, 2012

  • Jan

    Be WARNED!!! Make sure you come to a complete STOP at every STOP sign once you're in the canyon. Every stop sign has a camera, and a "California" stop will cost you $180.

    August 23, 2012

    • Johnnybfit

      I heard that California did away with all cameras, hope that I am right and not you. LOL

      August 24, 2012

  • Johnnybfit

    It was a great Friday Night Hike, but by myself because GOOGLE foiled my arrival. Still, the connection was there, much appreciated and enjoyed. See you on another hike!

    August 24, 2012

  • Christy

    Nice hourlong Hastain Trail hike. Scenic park, albeit overly ticket-focused. Beware the many no parking/speed limit/stop signs, although I don't think any group members got a ticket this particular evening.

    August 24, 2012

  • Cristina

    Met some nice people.

    August 24, 2012

  • Cristina

    I hiked w/the lost group at the upper lake section near the Coldwater/west mullholland and Franklin entrance. We didn't realize there's another entrance south of coldwater off Beverly drive. The hike was short but sweet. We wanted to avoid getting tix. Great place to hike. Nice meeting every1. Hope to visit this place again.

    August 24, 2012

  • Nadiya

    I was confused about the meeting place as well, I did not find you guys.

    August 24, 2012

  • ART

    Coming down now

    August 24, 2012

  • ART

    Were at the top. Ranger said they will tix at 7:30

    August 24, 2012

  • Cristina

    Where r u? We r at nature center near lake

    August 24, 2012

  • Robin G.

    Sorry, I won't be able to make the hike this evening, but will look forward to one in the future.

    August 24, 2012

  • Bekah W.

    I, too, am confused about the meetup point. Can you give us specific directions?

    August 24, 2012

  • Angel R.

    Sorry I'm not going to make it

    August 24, 2012

  • sondra

    OK folks a little confused, last time I hiked around Heavenly Pond and the reservoir, there were no cars parked in any of the three lots and I did not see anyone, nor did I see anything called lake drive, just Franklin Canyon off Mulholland. Am I missing something?

    August 24, 2012

  • Herikbert A.

    By the way I live in LA let me know. If there. Is someone near or have. To move to ...

    August 24, 2012

  • Herikbert A.

    Hi. I have a little. Problem. Who can give. Me a ride to the place I'll be at .... I'll. Bring snacks and water[masked] :D I'm 22

    August 24, 2012

  • Eileen Lee G.

    I can not make this event because I have no car and I have no ride. I have not asked for a ride from someone and I think it is too late now. If it not let me know. My cell number is[masked]-9339. I live in San Fernando Valley and I live in Tarzana. Call me if some one can give a ride from anywhere in the san Fernando valley especially Sherman Oaks or nearby Tarzana. Love Eileen. I would love to go.

    August 24, 2012

  • Zarina

    Hi Bob, would it be possible to carpool with you from the Albertson' parking lot?

    August 23, 2012

    • Ranger B.

      Actually Zarina, I will not be driving past there this time, as I did last week. However if you want to meet at 6:15 where Santa Monica Blvd meets N. Beverly, then I can give you a ride into the park.

      August 24, 2012

  • Lee Z.

    Actually I will have to back out....I am not quite up to speed

    August 24, 2012

  • Angel R.

    Were at

    August 23, 2012

  • Angel R.

    I live by the 10 fwy and Adams

    August 23, 2012

    • Zarina

      Hi I think I met you yesterday. I'm near 10 on National

      August 23, 2012

  • Angel R.

    does anyone want to carpool?

    August 23, 2012

    • Zarina

      Hi where will you be carpooling from?

      August 23, 2012

  • sondra

    which parking lot r we meeting at there are at least 3.

    August 23, 2012

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