Friday the 13th Hike To Glendora Peak Via The Garcia Trail...
Grab your trail shoes and let's hike to Glendora Peak via the infamous Garcia Trail. It's only five miles total with a brisk 1800 foot elevation gain. We'll take the Garcia Trail from the trailhead to the Glendora Ridge Motorway, then take the wide slope up to Azusa Peak before continuing easterly onto Glendora Peak, shown in the photo below. As you can see, the peak itself is nothing special. But we'll have fun on our journey.
The Garcia Trail portion of the hike is somewhat steep and portions of the trail are narrow, which makes this a nice conditioning hike for real mountain trails. I would classify it as an advanced beginner to moderate hike as it has a steady climb similar to mountain trails. The hike should take about 3-4 hours depending on the group and how long we take for pics and breaks.
COUCH POTATO WARNING: Please know your limits as this trail is a steady climb from beginning to end and will be strenuous for beginning hikers and couch potatoes.
NO ADVENTURE PASS: Since this is just a hill on the edge of town, no adventure pass is needed. Just park on the street out front.
RESTROOMS: Yes there are restrooms located at Rancho Park across the street from the trail head, at 1357 MacNeil Drive, Azusa, CA.
WHAT TO BRING: Bring a couple bottles of water at the minimum, snacks, hat, sunscreen, and be sure to wear trail shoes or hiking boots.
Please Note: There will be no plus ones for this hike. Also, we will be joining Energized Outdoor Adventures and Lazy Ass Hiking for this hike.
A few of us will be meeting at Max's Mexican Cuisine or at another eatery afterwards for lunch. Max's is located at 635 N. Azusa Ave. Azusa, CA 91702.
Directions: From the I-210 Foothill Freeway, exit at Azusa Avenue and go north on Azusa Avenue to Sierra Madre Avenue, about 1.7 miles. Turn right (east) and drive 1.1 miles to L.A. County Fire Station #97 at 18453 Sierra Madre Ave. Park on the north side of the street in front of the houses or anywhere nearby that you can find legal parking. Walk to the trail head next to the fire station. Garcia Trail starts at the north end of the grass area. If you are coming from the east, the fire station is 0.5 mile from Barranca Ave.
We will meet in front of the fire station near the trail head. Please arrive 15 minutes early for introductions.
Heavy Rain or a fire closure cancels. Check Meetup site 24 hours before hike.
Waiver of liability: Waiver of Liability: This group, its organizer and assistant organizer will not beheld responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur during group hikes. If you sign up and come on this hike/outing, you are acknowledging that you freely and voluntarily assume all risks of injuries and damages and agree to participate in the hike/outing.