What we're about

Lazy Ass Hiking is a hiking and outdoor group based in the Inland Empire area of Southern California. Although we do many slower paced hikes, walks, and bike rides in or near the Inland Empire area, we often feature longer, more challenging, and more distant hikes and rides throughout the SoCal area. Everything from a walk in the park to climbing Mt. Whitney is fair game at Lazy Ass.

Please note that the Lazy Ass name is not a reference to being out of shape, but rather a preference for taking it a bit slower. We actually don't mind a little huffing and puffing on the trails and bike paths, or even a little boulder hopping and scrambling, but we're definitely not in a race and we don't particularly like to start hikes at the crack of dawn.

We have fun and welcome you to join our group with the understanding that hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities are inherently dangerous and potentially even deadly. By joining the group or participating in any Lazy Ass Hiking event, you agree to hold the organizers, event hosts and members harmless from any loss, damage, or liability that may occur during the event or while in transit to and from the event.

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For additional information, check out our About Lazy Ass Hiking (https://www.meetup.com/Lazy-Ass-Hiking/about/) page.

Upcoming events (4+)

Let's Hike Skyline Drive in Corona - All Levels Hike

Skyline Drive Trail

Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive is a popular fire trail in the Cleveland National Forest. We will hike for about 2 hours and complete around 5 miles with breaks to take in the view. This uphill hike is a nice conditioning hike to prepare us for more strenuous events. We will meet at the trailhead at 5:45 pm and begin our hike promptly at 6:00 p.m.

RSVP: Only if you are planning to attend!

Bring plenty of water and sunscreen - there is no shade on this hike. Trail shoes or tennis shoes with very good traction are recommended.

Do not leave valuables in your parked car. Be VERY careful getting in and out of your car - the traffic is moving very fast through there!

Waiver of Liability/Disclaimer: Please read before signing up for this event.

These organizers are not professional hikers or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies. Please carry a personal medical emergency kit and any medications you need. Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, rattlesnake bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks, and frostbite. By participating in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never hike alone and use your own common sense.

Let’s Hike Timber Mountain via Icehouse Canyon

Icehouse Canyon Trail

THIS IS AN INTERMEDIATE LEVEL HIKE. THIS HIKE IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS. THERE WILL BE NO "PLUS ONES" ALLOWED TO ATTEND THIS HIKE. IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE THAT REALLY WANTS TO GO ON THIS HIKE, HAVE THAT PERSON SIGN UP SO HE/SHE CAN READ THE HIKE DESCRIPTION AND THE WAIVER OF LIABILITY.

UPDATE - The limit per permit is now only 12 people on Ice House Canyon. We will be splitting this hike into multiple groups with different starts and group leaders if we have high numbers on the waiting list. Stay tuned for more details!

Please be in good physical hiking condition to sign up for this hike. Do not assume that it will be an easy hike just because it's posted on Lazy Ass Hiking. You must be in good physical shape for this one.

We will hike up the heart of scenic Icehouse Canyon into the Cucamonga Wilderness to Icehouse Saddle, then to the top of the 8303-foot Timber Mountain. This is an out and back hike so we return the way we came up.

This is a good hike for those who have attended the conditioning hikes scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on our site and are looking to get conditioned for the six-pack of peaks for later in the spring. We will reach an elevation of 8.303 at Timber Mountain so this may be your first experience at high elevation.

HIKE STATS:

Mileage (round-trip): 9

Starting elevation: 4,960'

Highest elevation: 8,303'

Elevation gain: 3,343'

Duration: Estimate 5-6 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate + This is not for beginners!

WHAT TO BRING:

What to bring:

Adventure Pass for parking

At least 2 liters of water

Sun hat

Sunscreen

Plenty of lunch/energy snacks

Hiking poles if you use them

Good hiking attitude

DIRECTIONS From the East, take the 210 West and get off at Mountain Ave. in Upland. Go north (right) on Mountain through San Antonio Heights until you reach Mt. Baldy Road. Turn right on Mt. Baldy Road and go through the town of Mt. Baldy to the end of the road which ends at a large parking lot. Park here and walk up to the picnic table near the pit toilets. We will meet here. Do NOT turn left at the sign that goes to the ski lift. From the West, take the 210 East and exit on Baseline. Go west (left on Baseline) and make a right on Padua Rd. Go north (right) on Padua to Mt. Baldy Road and make a right. The directions are now the same as from the East.

Restrooms (pit toilets) available at the parking lot.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT. BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT YOU AGREE TO NOT HOLD THESE ASSISTANT ORGANIZERS OR MEETUP LIABLE FOR ANY HARM TO YOU OR YOUR PROPERTY. THESE ASSISTANT ORGANIZERS ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL HIKERS AND ARE NOT TRAINED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE. HIKING IS AN INHERENTLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY THAT CAN LEAD TO INJURIES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FALLS, FRACTURES, RATTLESNAKE BITES, ELEVATION SICKNESS, POISON OAK, HEAT STROKE AND FROSTBITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING SURE YOU ARE PREPARED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HIKE BY HAVING THE APPROPRIATE SUPPLIES/EQUIPMENT AND BY KNOWING YOUR OWN ABILITIES. ALWAYS LET THE HIKE ORGANIZERS KNOW IF YOU ARE LEAVING THE GROUP FOR ANY REASON. STAY ON THE TRAIL AND NEVER HIKE ALONE.

BAD WEATHER OR FIRE CLOSURES CANCELS THE HIKE. CHECK MEET UP PAGE/COMMENTS THE DAY BEFORE AND PRIOR TO LEAVING ON A.M. OF THE HIKE.

Halloween Hike - Doppler in the Dark

Skyline Drive Trail

Break out the lights, wear a costume if you dare, and bring your favorite hiking goblin or ghoul buddy for a night hike up to the Doppler on Skyline trail. 12 miles round-trip, so plan for about 5-6 hours.

Once at the doppler we will hang out for a light snack and fun. How long we stay up there may depend on the temperature. Sunset is expected around 7, so it may not be dark for the majority of the way up, but it will be dark going down. Bring lights!

Skyline Drive is a popular fire trail in the Cleveland National Forest. We will meet at the trail head and begin our hike promptly at 4:30 pm.

Bring plenty of water and wear either hiking shoes or shoes with good traction. I will comment the expected weather as the date gets closer.

Waiver of Liability/Disclaimer: Please read before signing up for this event.

These organizers are not professional hikers or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies. Please carry a personal medical emergency kit and any medications you need. Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, rattlesnake bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks, and frostbite. By participation in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never hike alone and use your own common sense.

Hike to Secret Aspen Grove for fall colors

Onyx Summit

Weather has led me to cancel a backpack trip this weekend, allowing me to offer this event again with more lead time. Photos from our visit to the Secret Aspen Grove this past Saturday are here:

https://www.meetup.com/Lazy-Ass-Hiking/photos/31802270/

The well known Aspen Grove near the Heart Bar Campground burned during the massive Lake Fire in 2015. That grove will take years to recover from the fire. However there is another lesser known "Secret/Second Aspen Grove" a few miles away. This hike will take us to this little known grove which was untouched by the fire.

The Quaking Aspen are called that due to the manner in which the leaves shimmer and shake in the breeze. The grove is really one large organism, where all of the trees in the grove are connected by a common root system. This results in leaves turning quickly throughout the grove. Likewise the leaves tend to fall quickly once temperatures get too low. There is typically a narrow window between when the leaves turn gold and when they subsequently fall.

Currently, the leaves have turned but have not yet fallen -- so this is the time to visit!

At 8:30AM we will meet at the Onyx Summit turnout on Highway 38 near mile marker 39 (highest point on the drive between Angeles Oaks and Big Bear). A forest pass is NOT required to park at Onyx Summit, and there is no permit required for hiking in this area. We will be hiking about 11 miles round trip, starting around 8500 feet and descend about 1400 feet to reach the grove. The grove is not visible from the trail and reaching it will require some off trail bush whacking and boulder scrambling. Keep in mind that the last half of the hike will be climbing the 1400 feet back to the parking area. Due to the distance, altitude, elevation change and off trail scrambling, this event should be considered high intermediate in difficulty.

Post up in the comments section to coordinate carpools based on where attendees are coming from.

Things to keep in mind:

0) Bring a camera!

1) Bring water for the entire hike. For most people 2 Liters should be adequate.

2) Although there will be shade from trees for much of the hike, please bring hats and sun screen.

3) There are no facilities at the trail head/parking area. Tend to business before you arrive or be prepared to wander into the forest during the hike as necessary.

4) Know your limits for distance and elevation change.

5) The off trail scrambling will be fairly tame, but you may want long pants to avoid scratches to your legs. Gloves are not necessary but recommended for those with delicate hands.

6) Pack a snack or lunch to eat while we are at the grove.

7) The duration of this trip will depend on the makeup of those who participate. I would expect 2 hours hiking to the grove, an hour to explore, eat and rest, then about 2 hours and 30 minutes to hike out.

8) Due to the time of year and elevation, temperatures will likely be in the low 40's as we start the hike and around mid 50's when we reach the grove. Expecting temperatures in the 50's when we get back to the trail head. Wear layers so you can adjust based on the actual temperatures encountered.

9) Bring and wear a mask if you feel it is necessary.

These organizers are not professional hikers or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies. Please carry a personal medical emergency kit and any medications you need. Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, rattlesnake bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks, and frostbite. By participating in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never hike alone and use your own common sense.

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