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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Upcoming events (5+)

Let's Hike Potato Mountain!

Potato Mountain Trailhead

We will meet at the trail head at 5:45 pm and start the hiking promptly at 6:00 pm following a 15 minute social. We begin at Evey Canyon entrance by side stepping the locked vehicle gate. We hike through the beautiful oaks and greenery of Evey Canyon Trail. It is possible we may hear the water run through the nearby stream to our right of the trail. About a 1 ½ miles into the hike we reach an intersection leading to the Claremont Wilderness trail to the right or Potato Mountain to the left. We will take a short break at this point and wait for the entire group to catch up. On this hike we turn left and hike up to Potato Mountain. On a clear day we will have great views of Mt. Baldy and the nearby peaks as we ascend. Once atop Potato Mountain we can view the Saddleback, San Gorgonio and San Jacinto Mountains as well. We will be hiking 5 miles round trip with 1200 feet in elevation climb. Potato Mountain sits at 3422 feet of elevation. We will wait for all to make it up to the top and take a short break to enjoy a well-deserved snack. Then we begin our descent down. Once at the intersection we will wait for the group to catch up and make the correct turn to the Evey Canyon Trail back to our cars. Level: Advanced Beginner-Moderate. This is a good hike for an advanced beginner to earn points toward their moderate hiking badge. The trail is very wide, in good shape and is mostly dirt with very few rocks to step on. If hiking this trail is too difficult for your level at this time it is OK. Turn back anytime, you can always try it again and improve next time. It is very easy to turn back and follow the trail back to the locked vehicle gate then to your car. Dogs are allowed as long as they are on leashes. Parking is located on both sides of Baldy Road and is free. No Adventure Pass is required. You are not deep enough into the forest to require an Adventure Pass. Map of Trail (http://www.simpsoncity.com/hiking/images/PototoTopo.jpg) Directions Coordinates: N34° 9.790' W117°[masked]' Directions from the 10 Freeway East or West: • GPS Navigation suggests exiting the Monte Vista Exit off the 10 Freeway. • Head North. • Monte Vista turns into Padua Rd. once you pass Baseline Rd. • Continue on Padua until you reach Mt Baldy Road. • Make a right on Mt Baldy Road and drive for 1 1/2 miles until you see the parking turnout lot on the right and left for the entrance to Evey Canyon. • The entrance to the trail is on your left. • Your drive on Mt Baldy Road will lead you just over ¼ miles past the San Antonio Dam. *** If you drove through the two tunnels you have gone too far on Mt Baldy Road *** Directions from the 210 Freeway East or West: • Exit Baseline Road Go west on Baseline to Padua Rd. • Make right onto Padua. • Continue on Padua until you reach Mt Baldy Road. • Make a right on Mt Baldy Road and drive for 1 1/2 miles until you see the parking turnout lot on the right and left for the entrance to Evey Canyon. • The entrance to the trail is on your left. • Your drive on Mt Baldy Road will lead you just over ¼ miles past the San Antonio Dam. *** If you drove through the two tunnels you have gone too far on Mt Baldy Road *** Photos: This hike scored 4 1/2 out of 5 stars from Yelp reviewers. http://www.yelp.com/biz/potato-mountain-claremont RAIN/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. 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.

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

Skyline Hiking Trail

NEW PARKING INSTRUCTIONS! Parking is available all along the south (eastbound) side of Foothill Parkway, from Border Avenue to Elysia Street. We walk to the bridge just east of Trudy and meet under the sign that reads 'Skyline Hiking Trail'. 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! 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 trail head and begin our hike promptly at 6:00 p.m. RSVP: Only if you are planning to attend! This trail is visited by many Corona residents. There is only one way up and one way down.Throughout the trail there will be views of the city directly below and other mountains in the distance. Bring plenty of water and wear either hiking shoes or tennis shoes. Read more at Trails.com: Skyline Drive | Corona California Mountain Bike Trails | Trails.com (http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailId=BGS095-052#ixzz1hnhUjtoB) http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailId=BGS095-052#ixzz1hnhUjtoB 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.

*ZION GROUP CAMP* *WATER HIKE ZION NARROWS *

Watchman Campground

$20.00

*** MEETUP IS NOW FULL *** Lazy Ass invasion of Zion National Park! Welcome to Zion Camp located in Southern Utah. We will be spending the weekend at Watchman Campground, Group Site O003 The campground is located just inside the main entrance to the park. We have room for 35 people & 8 cars. All extra cars must park in the overflow parking nearby after you offload your gear. The vehicle entry fee to enter Zion National Park is $30 ... good for 7 days! Send $20 to [masked] to be moved from Waitlist to Going. First come, first served! SATURDAY: LETS HIKE THE NARROWS From camp, we will hike to the visitors center and board the 8 am shuttle bus to begin our journey to the Narrows! We will offload at Temple of Sinawava. From there we will regroup and make our way along the riverwalk to the mouth the Narrows. Exploring the Narrows is a slow Trek, but very rewarding, this will be an adventure, you'll always remember 😊Mileage on this one is 2 - 8 miles out & back...whatever you are comfortable with. With extended time in the water, fatigue could become a factor. Know your limitations! Narrows checklist includes: water (2 liters) nutritious snacks/ lunch, canyoneering boots, neoprene socks, wood hiking stick, day pack, sunscreen, WAG BAG, trash bag, warm layer, zip lock bag to keep your items dry. I would suggest an extra pair of dry shoes to change into after the hike. You can rent some of the above-mentioned items from ZionOutfitter.com. Click on The Narrows on their home page to view their rental equipment! You can reserve online for Saturday, April 27th, I'm going to rent the Summer package: boots & wooden staff for$25 *Saturday night Pot Luck / Barbecue * At the conclusion of the Narrows hike we are planning to have a potluck/barbecue at camp! As the trip gets closer we will put together a list of things to bring. SUNDAY: PICK YOUR TRAIL DAY Angels Landing, Emerald Pools, Watchman Trail, and Observation Point to name a few... A great choice is a morning hike up Observation Point. You would board the shuttle bus to Weeping Rock trailhead. The 8 mile, 2500 foot climb to Observation Point offers some spectacular views of Zion! Some might hike Walters Wiggles & Angels Landing. An early morning start is advisable due to crowded trails! * The above hikes are suggestions * * Flash Flood & Excessive water flow could close the Narrows* * I will monitor the conditions leading into the weekend * * Updates as warranted * * CAMPING * The advantage of a group camp is the extra space. Room for multiple tents, picnic tables with covered shelters, and a large fire pit area for Lazy Ass Campfire. ( Campfire goodies such as Beer, wine, and spirits are limited in Zion area and are heavily taxed by the State - so prepare accordingly). Springdale has a general store & restaurants. The Zion Outfitters have pay showers within walking distance of camp. I will have my barbecue at camp for those wishing to Q it up! Some of us will have stoves for your cooking needs as well 😊 Waiver of Liability: Please read carefully before signing up for this event. By participating in this event you agree to not hold this assistant organizer or Meetup liable for any harm to you or your property. This assistant organizer is not a medical professional and is not trained to provide medical assistance. Obstacle courses are an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to injuries including but not limited to falls, fractures, heat stroke, etc. You are responsible for making sure you are prepared to participate in the event by having the appropriate supplies/equipment and by knowing your own abilities. Always let the organizer know if you are leaving the group for any reason.

Hike at Eagle Glen Golf Course & Breakfast!

Eagle Glen Golf Club

Hey Everyone! Join us on a hike up the path behind the Eagle Glen Golf Course, before the heat sets in. This is an Intermediate/Beginner Hike - 2 hour/5 mile hike with a steady incline (1400ft) that will get your heart pumping! We will return to the Clubhouse for one of their fantastic breakfasts as we overlook the golf course, listen to the birds chirp, enjoy the warm breeze and each others company! If you are familiar with the Skyline hike in Corona, this one is a little more strenuous, so be prepared. On the upside, this one ends with an awesome breakfast at the country club!! Here is a link to the menu: http://www.eagleglengc.com/the-grille-menu/ Sooooo, if you can get there by 7:00am on Sunday, we'd love to have you! We will leave PROMPTLY at 7:00 to try to avoid the heat. ** Please bring water AND comfortable shoes/boots with TRACTION ** This hike is on a dirt path with numerous rocks/pebbles and can be slippery on the way down as it is a little steep in parts. So please wear hiking shoes/sneakers/boots to keep your footing. E-mail me or text me if you have questions! 310/[masked] DISCLAIMER/WAIVER OF LIABILITY: PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT. THESE ASST. ORGANIZERS ARE NOT PROFESSIONAL WALKERS/HIKERS OR TRAINED LEADERS AND ARE NOT TRAINED TO HANDLE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. YOU AND YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING WHETHER YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO COMPLETE THIS ACTIVITY AND FOR BEING APPROPRIATELY EQUIPPED FOR THE EVENT. BY SIGNING UP FOR THIS MEETUP, YOU AND YOUR GUEST AGREE TO HOLD THE ORGANIZERS HARMLESS FROM ANY LIABILITY RESULTING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THIS ACTIVITY. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO PRACTICE SAFE WALKING/HIKING ON THE TRAIL, STREETS, AND STREET CROSSINGS. LET THE ORGANIZER KNOW IF YOU ARE LEAVING THE GROUP, AND USE YOUR OWN COMMON SENSE. Thank you!

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

Skyline Hiking Trail

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