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 STEEP! Very steep. And portions of the trail are narrow, even sketchy. Which makes this an advanced beginner to moderate hike as it has a steady climb similar to mountain trails and if you are not in decent condition you will definitely feel it! We will walk at a slow to moderate pace but please know your limits! Do not attempt this hike if you have not been walking regularly. 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.
Note: We will be joining Energize Outdoor Adventures on 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: Please read 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 of your property. The hike organizers are not a professional hikers/trained leaders and are not trained to treat medical emergencies. Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to injuries which include but are not limited to falls, fractures, rattlesnake bites, poison oak, insect bites, heat stroke, and frostbite. You are responsible for your own safety and being appropriately equipped to participate in the hike. You are also responsible for knowing whether you are physically able to participate in the hike. Always stay on the trail, let the hike organizer know if you are leaving the group, and never walk alone.