***NO PARKING ZONE and Driving Direction: see below FYI***
Join us for a workout or it can be a training for regular hikers. Peters Canyon is a dog friendly trail. Sunset is about 7ish PM
General Rating/Difficulty: Levels 1+ to 2+: Slow-Moderate to Moderate-Fast Paces. Click RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) to see more about difficulty levels
Please keep in mind: Hikers will join organizers for a workout; there is no leader or sweeper on this hike
Route: We will start at Eucalyptus trail and going up hill (optional to the lake) and hike back. Click on the links to see Trails Map (http://ocparks.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=15696) and to read more about Peters Canyon Regional Park (http://ocparks.com/parks/peters)
Duration/Distance/Elevation: 1.5-2 hours, 5-7 miles and gain 500 ft-1000 ft
The most important: 10 Hiking Essentials (http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/messages/boards/thread/9535234)
Click to read more about HIKING SKILL LEVELS (http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/messages/boards/thread/10328308) that some other organizers may use
1) Everybody should have good tracking shoes or traction running shoes
2) loose clothes- shorts would be fine since its warm out there
3) Plenty of water
***Sometimes you may get a ticket if you park in the zone "NO PARKING anytime" Try to come early or park at Cedar Grove Park parking***
1. From the 5 Freeway- exit Tustin Ranch Road and head towards the foothills and drive approx. 3 miles. Get in the left hand lane and take a left on Pioneer WAY (signal). Now get into the right lane and take the next right on Pioneer ROAD (signal). This road will wind around Cedar Grove Park. Continue to the first stop sign and take a left on Peters Canyon Road (stop sign). Take this road down around a little curve and park on the right side of the curb at the end of the road. We will meet at the sign for Peter's Canyon Trail
2. Another location for parking: Park in North Tustin. Address: 2158 Lower Lake Dr. , Santa Ana, CA 92705 Parking is on the parking lot or on the street. You'll be ahead of the group, so we'll meet with you at the portable potties 10-15 minutes after.
From North or Central OC, take the 55 Frwy exit Chapman Ave in Orange, go toward the mountains for 2.2 miles, then turn right on S. Crawford Canyon Rd for about 1 mile, then left onto Newport Blvd, then right onto Cowen Heights Dr, right onto Skyline Dr, then left onto Lemon Heights and continue to Lower Lake Dr.
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***Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks and snake bites. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike***