• 2018-Nov: Laguna Coast Wilderness-Boat Canyon at sunset/Levels 2 to 3
    This is a nice sunset hike on the hills of Laguna Coast Wilderness. It's one the most favorite/scenic trails in OC. The ocean views from the cliff at the end of Boat Canyon are like Hawaii, absolutely stunning!--- Boat Canyon above Laguna Beach ---(sunset about 4ish PM). DEPARTURE TIME : 2:15 - 2:20 PM DURATION/DISTANCE/ELEVATION: Plan on about 2+ hours for a hike from 2 to 8.5 miles, elevation 800 ft to 2000+ ft gain. General Rating/Difficulty: Levels 2 to 3+: moderate or fast pace for elevation, distance and pace. CLICK RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) to read more about skill levels ROUTE : We will meet at Gate 14 of Laguna Coast Wilderness. Since this is a residential area, we'll limit number of participants, only RSVP if you are sure to go. Boat Canyon is a ridge above Laguna Beach, after a mile uphill, we'll stop the lookout or continue on Boat Canyon Rd to Boomer Ridge Rd and time to 1.5 hours before turning back or complete the full route with a lollipop loop (down Big Bend and up Laguna Ridge, before coming back Boat Canyon Rd to the trailhead if the loop re-open from the fire back in May, 2016). ESSENTIALS : wear good traction hiking shoes, bring water. There is no shade on this hike, but a great view at sunset if it's clear. Bring wind breaker or a jacket as it's still cool near the ocean. DIRECTIONS : We meet at Gate 14 LAGUNA COAST WILDERNESS TRAIL MAP (http://ocparks.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=8204) Yahoo Map or Google to Dunnegan Dr and Dartmoor St, Laguna Beach. Please map your direction before hand and don't rely on your GPS alone as the trailhead is a bit tricky to find. Dartmoor St and Hillcrest Dr signs are under the tree branches, so it's tough for first time driving here. From Pacific Coast Hwy going south (pass Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, Crystal Cove before reach to Laguna Beach), turn left on San Joaquin St (Viejo is the next light street), right on HILLCREST DR, Turn Left on DARTMOOR ST drive to the end. From PCH going North pass Laguna Beach turn right on San Joaquin St (right after you pass Viejo, the street with light), right on HILLCREST DR, Turn Left on DARTMOOR ST drive to the end REMINDER: ***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings*** ***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, mountain lions, coyote, snake bites or wildlife. 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*** > YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS. > YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY

    Boat Canyon Gate 14 (Laguna Coast Wilderness)

    Dunnegan Dr and Dartmoor St · Laguna Beach, CA

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  • 2018-Nov: Whiting Ranch Hike (Levels 2+ to 3+/Moderate/Fast Pace)
    THIS GREAT HIKE THAT FITS REGULAR HIKERS WHO LIKE TO HAVE A WORKOUT IN ONE OF THE MOST SCENIC TRAILS IN OC OR ARE TRAINING FOR MOUNTAIN HIKES! ***Moderate Pace Group (Level 2+): hike in a slower pace and a shorter route. =====We will meet at the parking lot near Starbucks-Wahoos==== MEETING TIME: 8- 8:05 AM (finish the hike in 2 to 3 hours) GENERAL RATING/DIFFICULTY: Levels 2+ and 3+: Moderate and Strenuous/Fast Pace for distance, elevation and pace. Click to see RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) for more info about hiking levels DISTANCE/ELEVATION/DURATION: Estimated 6 miles, 1500 ft gain in ~2.5 hours. Level 2+ will go Moderate Pace and covers Dread Hill/Billy Goat. Level 3/3+: Estimate: 8+ miles, 2000+- ft gain and ~ 3 hours (fast pace) Please note: Hikers will join the organizer for a workout; there is no leader or sweeper on this hike ESSENTIALS: Wear traction hiking shoes, bring water, snacks, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat ROUTE: starting on a flat trail for about 1.5 miles, our workout will begin going up Dreaded Hill, to Vista Lookout, Bill Goat, back to four Corners, down Castus, up Vulture View, down to Sleepy Hallow, back Sarrano Cow on the flat to the trailhead. ABOUT WHITING RANCH: Limestone Canyon & Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park encompasses approximately 4,300 acres of riparian and oak woodland canyons, rolling grassland hills and steep slopes of coastal sage scrub and chaparral. The park is highlighted by scenic rock formations, including the beautiful Red Rock Canyon. There are three intermittent streams: Borrego, Serrano and Aliso Creek meandering through the park, each hosting an abundance of wildlife. Remnants of the former cattle ranching days can be seen throughout the park. Though 90% of the park burned in the Santiago Fire of 2007, the land is in the recovery process. Please respect that process by staying on marked trails and following park rules More info: Orange County Parks (http://www.ocparks.com/whitingranch/) Whiting Ranch Wilderness (http://www.whitingranch.com/) DIRECTION: from Fwy 405 or 5 going South, exit Bake Pkwy, turn left on Bake Pwky and going for about 5 miles. Turn right at Portola and turn right at the light of Glenn Ranch (park somewhere in Starbucks coffee parking). If you going North on 5, I think you should get off on Lake Forest and head toward Foothill Ranch, direction is similar to above REMINDER ***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings*** 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, snake bites, coyotes, mountain lions or wildlife. 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*** > YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS. > YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY

    Whiting Ranch, Portola Entrance in front of Wahoos

    27412 Portola Pkwy · Foothill Ranch, CA

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  • (NO HOST): The Hills of Turtle Rock near UCI-Weekly Thurs/Levels 2 to 3+
    NO HOST for the rest of this Winter until early Feb, 2019! We post it here, so you can join the group of those hike here regularly! This hike is rated level 2 or 3 for pace and elevation. Please see the RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) for more info about difficulty levels. Meeting time: 5:30 - 5:35 PM Duration: ~1.5 hours Distance: 4 miles Elevation: 1100 ft ESSENTIALS: Bring water, running/hiking shoes, a headlamp or flash light for most of the hike (after sunset the first 15-30 minutes) DIRECTIONS: Address: 1 Concordia, Irvine From the 405 exit Jeffrey and head towards the beach, Jeffrey will become University, Left onto Ridgeline Drive, Turn right onto Turtle Rock Drive, Turn right on Concordia and park on the street. Map: 1 Concordia, Irvine 92612 ABOUT THIS HIKE: This is a workout conditioning hike composed of a looped route with a mix of trails and sidewalk/bike paths, along with some not too long but fairly steep hills. The two popular hills: French Hill and Suicide Hill at Turtle Rock. This loop, which uses city streets, single-track trails and a little bit of climbing, is one of several possible routes that visit the two summits. This hike requires regular hikers or those who have exercise experience (stair stepper or treadmill on 5-7 degree incline). The trail is dog friendly. Route: The hike begins with a steep climb up French Hill, gaining 200 feet in about 0.3 miles. At the top, you get a nice view of the Santa Ana Mountains and you can also see the other destination, Turtle Rock, to the left. At the top, bear right, pass by a small summit marker, and begin heading downhill, toward a residential neighborhood. The trail swings around the back side of the houses and begins to curve south, making a moderate ascent to a ridge. Here, you get nice views of the Laguna Canyon area and the San Joaquin Hills. At 1.2 miles, you begin a sharp descent toward Ridgeline Drive. Head right and follow a trail that’s been beaten on the side of the road. Soon you cross Hillsborough, where you can follow a proper sidewalk up to the intersection with Turtle Rock Drive. Cross the street and continue following Ridgeline, looking for a paved walkway heading downhill (1.9 miles.) At the bottom of a hill, where the walkway makes a hairpin turn, continue straight on a dirt trail. Never getting too far from the residential area on the right, you climb to another ridge. Head right at a junction, where you’ll see Turtle Rock ahead of you, with its geological outcrops that resemble turtles. You descend into a pleasant wooded area, reaching a paved walkway at about 2.6 miles. Head left, and almost immediately take a hard right and begin climbing a staircase. At the top, head right and continue your ascent. A little bit of scrambling, though nothing too difficult, is required to reach the top of Turtle Rock (2.9 miles), where you enjoy a nice view of almost all of Orange County, and on clear days, beyond. Continuing north, you descend steeply from Turtle Rock. Turn left at the next junction and head through a meadow, toward the intersection of San Rufino and Via Novella (3.4 miles.) Follow Via Novella to Amalfi Drive, head right and turn right again on Turtle Rock Drive. Heading slightly uphill, follow Turtle Rock 0.4 miles back to the starting point. REMINDER: ***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings*** ***YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS. ***YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY 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, snake bites, coyotes, mountain lions or wildlife. 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***

    Turtle Rock

    1 Concordia · Irvine, CA

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  • Crystal Cove State Park - Levels 1+ to 2+
    This is an easy to moderate workout hike on the back country trails of Crystal Cove State Park, with a couple of options. This is not the beach walk. Sorry, Dogs are NOT permitted on any of the hiking trails in the park. Difficulty: This hike has options to make it moderately easy (1+) to moderately difficult (2+). Read the details below. Rating: Levels 1+ to 2+ Click here for hike RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) Pace: Moderate (2 to 2.5 mph) There are three hike options here, starting with the most challenging: Option #1: This hike is mapped out in the Photos section, shown as two loops branching off of Bommer Ridge Road; a double lolipop! We will start out on Bommer, a nice wide, well-groomed maintenance road. For the first loop, we will turn right on Slow 'n' Easy and go down into Moro Canyon, looping around to the left and coming back up Elevator to Bommer. For the second loop, we turn right on Bommer and go all the way to Willow Trail, where we make a hairpin turn to the left to go down Laurel Spur. Then turn left when we get to Lizard Trail, and walk through a shady tree-lined canyon on a narrow single-track trail, all the way back up to Bommer. Turn right to return to the starting area. Total distance is about 7 miles, with about 950 feet of elevation gain. About 3 hours. Option #2: If the hike above is a little bit too challenging for you, this option might be perfect. This starts off the same as Option #1 above, but heads back to the start on Bommer after completing the first loop, skipping the second loop. Total distance is less than 5 miles, with about 450 feet of elevation gain. About 2 hours. Option #3: This option is for my wife Sharon, who prefers to stay up on top of the ridge, where she can see the ocean in the distance. Instead of the canyons in the first two options, this option just heads down No Name Ridge toward the ocean. This is a nice big, wide, well groomed dirt maintenance road, with some moderate hills up and down along the way. This option even has options! If you are limited on time, or only want to go a few miles, just go as far as comfortable, and then head back the way you came. You might opt to just walk 2 or 3 miles, or go the full distance of about 7 miles. Total time is about 1 to 3 hours (depending on how far you decide to go), with up to 1,100 feet of elevation gain. Sometimes we may see some wildlife: quail, hawks, roadrunners, bunny wabbits, and if we are very lucky, maybe a snake or a tarantula. ## Key Info: ## Meet and Greet is at 9:50. ## The hike departs the restrooms at 10:00. ## There are Options described above to make this hike as long or short, easy or challenging as you want. Parking: There is plenty of on-street parking all along Ridge Park Road and East Coastal Peak Road. GPS Address: 20403 E Coastal Peak, Newport Coast, CA 92657. Route: From the rest room meeting point, we can access the trail directly across the street. See Photos for more details. What to bring: Plenty of Water, maybe a snack or lunch, sunglasses, sturdy hiking shoes, maybe hiking poles if you have them, a hat or umbrella, a happy attitude and a big smile! Map: http://www.crystalcovestatepark.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CrystalCoveMap_40.25x32.25_10-23-12-1.pdf REMINDER: ***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings*** > YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS. > YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY ***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***

    E Coastal Peak & Ridge Park Rd

    Newport Coast · 92657, CA

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  • Santiago Oaks-Hidden Canyon entrance. (Level 2+/Moderate)
    This moderate pace 7 mile hike is appropriate for Intermediate level hikers who actively exercise or hike regularly. Hike is to be completed in about 3+ hours. Please see the RATING TABLE (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) for more info about difficulty levels. DESCRIPTION: Lying peacefully in east Orange alongside the Santiago Creek, the 1,758-acre Santiago Oaks Regional park is a nature lover's paradise. This secluded refuge offers hikers, bikers and equestrians the natural charm of mountain vistas, an orange grove, a meandering creek and a mature forest of many different species of trees. Wildlife abounds and a series of interconnecting trails leads through shady groves and to a lookout that features an awe-inspiring view of Orange and the surrounding foothills. TERRAIN: This trail is uneven, with several up-and-down hills. Be prepared for a good work out. Wear shoes with good traction. DISTANCE & ELEVATION GAIN: 7 miles taking approximately 3+ hours to complete; depending on the group pace this day. Gain +/- 1000 ft. NECESSITIES: Adequate water (1 to 3 liters), hat, sunscreen, layered clothing to adjust to climate change. Trekking Poles are not needed, but entirely optional for this hike. Shoes with good traction. DIRECTIONS & PARKING: East Overlook Entrance. Corner of E. Overlook Terrace and S. Hidden Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA. The closest address is 1195 S. Hidden Canyon Rd, Anaheim, CA. Keep in mind this is a residential area; please avoid parking in front of a residence if possible. From the 91 freeway exit Weir Canyon and head South. Right at Serrano Ave. Left (South) on Hidden Canyon Rd. and proceed through the housing development Anaheim Ridge Estates. Follow Hidden Canyon Rd. until it bisects with Overlook Terrace. Park on the corner by the barrier. From the 55 freeway, exit Katella Ave and head East. Katella becomes E. Santiago Canyon Rd. Turn left onto Cannon St. Turn right onto Serrano Ave. Turn right (South) on Hidden Canyon rd. and proceed throught the housing development Anaheim Ridge Estates. Follow Hidden Canyon Rd. until it bisects with Overlook Terrace. Park on the corner by the barrier. GPS COORDINATES: Enter[masked]° [masked]° into your GPS, or create a customized/printable map with directions from your starting point at maps.google.com. DOGS: Dogs on 6 foot leash are allowed. Please bring water and doggie bags. FACILITIES: No water or facilities are located at the trail head. PARK INFO: For more information about the park, visit: www.ocparks.com/strategicplan/WeirCanyon DISCLAIMER: Before undertaking any outdoor activity described on this site, it is your personal and exclusive responsibility to ensure that the activity is appropriate for you, that you have researched the activity description, and that you have proper training, equipment, and physical conditioning to safely participate in the planned activity. NOTICE OF LIABILITY RELEASE: BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS ACTIVITY YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS AND YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF, AND YOUR SAFETY. YOU RELEASE HIKING OC FROM ALL LIABILITY ATTRIBUTED TO ANY POTENTIAL INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS SUSTAINED; PERSONAL OR OTHERWISE, AND YOU PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU AGREE THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL MYSELF, HIKING OC, ITS ORGANIZERS, CO-ORGANIZERS, ASSISTANT ORGANIZERS, VOLUNTEERS, OR FELLOW PARTICIPANTS BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, HEALTH RELATED, PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES YOU MAY EXPERIENCE FROM ANY HIKING OC CLUB ACTIVITIES.

    Weir Canyon Trailhead

    1195 S. Hidden Canyon Rd. · Anaheim, CA

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  • (NO HOST): Peters Canyon Morning Hike Weekly Tuesday (Level 2-Moderate)
    BACK TO WINTER TIME MORNING WORKOUT! ***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. Sunrise is about 6ish AM General Rating/Difficulty: Level 2: Moderate Pace. Click RATING TABLE (http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/events/108673802/#mce_temp_url#) to see more about difficulty levels Please keep in mind: Hikers will join for a workout together; 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 500ft-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 Suggestions : 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 DIRECTIONS : ***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. REMINDER***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings*** > YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS. > YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY ***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***

    Peters Canyon Meetup

    Peters Canyon Rd & Silverado Terrace or 10992 Silverado Terrace (at the end of Peters Canyon Rd) · Tustin, CA

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  • Peters Canyon Hike Weekly Sunday (Multi-Levels 1+ to 2+)
    ***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 4ish 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 Suggestions : 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 DIRECTIONS : ***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. REMINDER***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings*** > YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS. > YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY ***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***

    Peters Canyon Meetup Starting Point

    Peters Canyon Rd & Silverado Terrace · Tustin, CA

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  • (NO HOST) Crystal Cove Hike Biweekly on Sunday Morning (Levels 2 to 3+)
    This is a NO HOST hike. We post here for those who have hiked here before and know the route to join in a group to hike together. Crystal Cove (http://www.crystalcovestatepark.com/opportunities/ccsp_maptrail-distance-box.pdf). This hike will fit moderate or FAST-Paced Hikers from 5 up to 10+ miles and 1000+ feet of elevation change. Not suitable for first time hikers. Levels: 2 to 3+ Ratings: Click Here for Rating Table (http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf) Pace: Moderate to very Fast Length: 5 to 10+ miles with hills / Elevation 1000+ft Duration: Around 2-3 hours Trail Map: Crystal Cove trail map (http://www.crystalcovestatepark.com/opportunities/ccsp_maptrail-distance-box.pdf) Directions: From Newport Coast Road take Ridge Park Road uphill until it ends at intersection with Coastal Peak Road. Trailhead is at the end of Ridge Park Road. Park along the road and meet at trailhead. 2015 photos (http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=26355933) We start at the Ridge Park entrance in Newport Coast at the top of the hills street parking. Our route will take us down No Name Ridge, down West Cut Across, up Rattlesnake, to Redtail Ridge (to here we'll decide a slower/shorter route group to take Bommer Ridge back). The fast paced workout group will like to continue down Fence Line, to Missing Link to Moro Ridge, down E. Cut Across, to Moro Canyon, to Elevator, to Bommer Ridge trail that will take us back to trailhead and parking. Bring: Plenty of water, hat, sunglasses REMINDER-PLEASE READ***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings*** > YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS. > YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY 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***

    Crystal Cove SP/Laguna Coast - Ridge Park Entrance (map)

    Ridge Park Rd & E Coastal Peak · Newport Beach, CA

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