Join us for a nifty multi-trail hike to the Claremont Loop Ramada (Gazebo). We'll start on the Thompson Creek Trail, climb up the Sycamore Canyon Trail, cross over to Johnson's Pasture and then hike up to the Ramada.
Then, after taking a well deserved break, we'll head back the way we came for part of the way before peeling off up the Gale Mtn Trail to the Gale Mtn Tower. After another short break, we take the steep and slippery asphalt trail back toward the Thompson Creek Trail where we will loop back to our starting point.
The first segment of the the trail is a fairly STEEP mostly single track hiking trail that climbs 578 feet in 0.8 miles. The rest of the hike is mainly on dirt fire roads and a dilapidated asphalt service road.
The hike is about 6.7 miles total with 1100 feet of elevation gain. Which means you'll get a chance to stretch out your legs and have some fun. Be sure to bring plenty of water, even if the weather is cool, because you will likely work up a good sweat.
NOTE: The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park closes at 8:00 pm during the month of May, so be prepared to start on time and keep a reasonable pace.
The Thompson Creek parking lot located at 2471 N. Indian Hill Blvd, in Claremont. It's a short walk on the Thompson Creek Trail westerly to the Sycamore Canyon Trailhead entrance near the Higginbotham Park restrooms.
RAIN / INCLEMENT WEATHER
Rain or other inclement weather cancels the even. Be sure to check this event page 24 hours before the event for changes or cancellation.
NO PLUS ONES
There will be no Plus Ones for this hike. Everyone must sign up on their own and be a member of Lazy Ass Hiking.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY - ASSUMPTION OF RISK
By joining and/or participating in this and any Lazy Ass Hiking event or activity you agree to be fully responsible for your own safety and behavior and to hold the organizers and participants harmless from any loss, damage or liability that may occur during this event or while in transit to and from the event. You are responsible to know your limits and determine whether you are in adequate physical shape to complete the hike or not. In addition, you understand and accept that hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injury or death and that the organizers are not professional hikers or trained leaders and are not medically trained to handle emergencies.