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Elysian Park Hike

Intermediate Hike Level 5/6 out of 10

Distance: under 8 miles round trip

Time: under 4 hours.

Gals On the Go!(series): Beginner's Conditioning OK (those beginners who are fairly fit, but new to hiking...because the distance is about 8 miles, true beginners should not come even though there is not a whole lot of climbing to do). Trained by one of the best Hike leaders yet ... "Honest Shawn", Attractions at Elysian Park: LA Police academy, Dodger's Stadium, the Jungle area where Tarzan was filmed and housed many previously historical Hang out spots to many of the Los Angeles' barrio gangs in the 70's. (Blvd. Nights, movie reference)

Directions: Going north on Broadway, turn left on Meadow Road. It is the entry way into the Park and very obvious as it looks different than any other side street. (green lawns and trees...no buildings) You will see a sign (plaque) on a large stone on your left on the ground that says Portola Trail.

This turn off is just before the bridge that goes over the LA River.\ Parking along the road on either side

This is sign at entrance to Park off Broadway

Attention:There will be Inclines, trails, fire roads, paved roads, one shot at climbing, NO jumping, some jogging, some fast and slow walking.

The destination and the "amount of stops" are at the discretion of the Hike leader totally.

Our Focus is to CONDITION our fitness levels which includes Time, Distance, Inclines and Consistency ... Wear hiking shoes, trail runners or Running shoes, bring water, sunscreen, a thin jacket, camera, Mp3 player.

THIS IS NOT A PICK-UP HIKE ! Guys are welcome too ... but if you get weird or creepy, Zero Tolerance, TRUST !

" This will not be a RUNNING, TRAIL BLAZING or Death Marching EVENT.

" In Deeds we trust ! "

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  • Nichole M.

    Sorry I couldn;t make it please don;t hold it against me I will be joining your the next morning hike with you at 830. I look foward to it yeah yeah

    March 31, 2013

  • Gail

    So sorry I missed this hike. Been fighting off a case of vertigo, and woke this morning with ringing ears. Next time!

    March 30, 2013

    • Lee Z.

      I have had ringing ears for 30 years

      March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great

    March 30, 2013

  • Lee Z.

    I hope Jose is feeling better

    March 30, 2013

  • Amanda S.

    I am so sorry Mr. Deeds, gonna go to the Bridge to Nowhere.

    1 · March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      i feel better ... ( snif snif )

      1 · March 30, 2013

    • Lee Z.

      Death march? what are you talking about....we did an level 4 or 5 hike....3 hours....5.5 miles. Very pleasant

      March 30, 2013

  • Shari C.

    Fun!!!

    March 30, 2013

  • sondra

    oh no now I can't make it was really looking forward to it too

    1 · March 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I dont believe you ... you dont lov me anymore.

      1 · March 30, 2013

  • Lee Z.

    I have updated the Description with Parking instructions, AND sent an email to everyone who has RSVP'd Yes.

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Isabella

    May I bring my doggie?

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Isabella

    Are dogs welcomed?

    March 29, 2013

  • Ceci P.

    Sorry! Can't make it after all ;/

    March 29, 2013

  • Lee Z.

    I just added pic of sign on the stone at entrance to Park off Broadway.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    March 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    the parking should be plentiful as you turn left/right off Broadway onto the side street, next to the Trail Head ....

    March 28, 2013

  • Shari C.

    Excited - I never knew this trail existed.

    1 · March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      me neither .... its my first time too

      1 · March 28, 2013

  • maria a.

    By the way is anyone coming from LONG BEACH, I'd like to carpool if possible. Thanks. I live near LB Airport. If so please contact me here.

    March 27, 2013

  • Lee Z.

    Mr. Deeds....tell us about parking on Broadway at the Meetup point, please

    1 · March 27, 2013

  • Rashida likes p.

    Hey Mr. Deeds, do we have a stopping point (say, at the 2 hour mark)? Just wondering, being that my guest is 14 months old =) lol!

    1 · March 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      lol

      2 · March 26, 2013

    • Lee Z.

      We stop whenever need arises. There are few restrooms

      1 · March 27, 2013

  • Richard L.

    I love hiking!

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello!

    Does anyone know where I can park around there?

    March 27, 2013

  • Ana D.

    is this instead of the Thursday Elysian Park hike?

    March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes

      1 · March 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Griffith Park on Thursday, Glendale Peak ! or Amir's Garden ....

      1 · March 26, 2013

  • Darius

    4 hours, sounds grueling!

    March 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree ...

      1 · March 26, 2013

  • Lynn W.

    Unfortunately can't make it afterall. Have fun!

    1 · March 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      boo

      1 · March 26, 2013

  • Julia

    Sounds fun

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Lynn W.

    If I don't have to work I will be there :-)

    1 · March 19, 2013

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