Hi, Fun People,
It is a "NEW YEAR". Why not come out and enjoy the natural? Please bring some Natural food for the treat???
We are going this Not difficult Hike:
Mileage 5.4 (r.t.)
Henninger Flats 2550'
Total loss/gain 1360'
Gain/loss per mi. 504
"From Dan's Hiking Pages:
Henninger Flats, a forested notch sitting conspicuously on the mountain slopes above Altadena, is one of the most popular destinations in the San Gabriels. The torrential rains of January 2005 caused a massive landslide near the beginning of the road and several smaller slides higher up on the road, prompting authorities to close the road and Henninger Flats (See photo). Four and a half years later, the road was finally repared and reopened in August 2009.
Since the trailhead sits in a residential neighborhood on the edge of a large population, this route is a favorite for walkers, joggers, dog lovers, cyclists, and hikers. The route follows the famed old Mt. Wilson Toll Road all the way to Mt. Wilson, 9 miles. But for the hike to Henninger, you'll be walking 2.7 miles one way.
If you are a hiking purest who prefers trekking on single track hiking trails, I'd recommend making an exception here. The dirt road is wide, well graded, and hosts daily traffic of official vehicles servicing the facility at Henninger Flats. So why hike a dirt road? One good reason is for the outstanding city views all the way up, especially in the non-summer months when the air is fresh and the visibility can be clear. And the destination, Henninger Flats, is a real treat, complete with water, picnic tables, bathrooms, a nature center/museum, and lots of pleasant shade. And Henninger Flats is home to the Los Angels County Experimental Forestry Nursery
From the I-210 Foothill Freeway eastbound driving through Pasadena, exit at Sierra Madre Blvd./Altadena Drive. Turn left (north) at the first light (Altadena Drive).
From the I-210 westbound, exit at Sierra Madre Blvd./San Marino. Turn right (north) at the second light (Altadena Drive).
Follow Altadena Drive about 1.5 miles to New York Drive. Continue up Altadena Drive about one block and look for the Eaton Canyon Nature Center entrance on the right. Turn in here for the route from the Nature Center.
Please have my cellphone handy call or text ![masked] LILI
I will be with my little dog wait at
L A County Eaton Canyon Nature
1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena, CA 91107