What we're about


In August 2007 I started to hike again, and I have hiked just about everywhere near and far away and now I am expanding bringing friends and people alone for the ride, I/we will be taking trips to either local, or long distance trips such as Local:

Eton Canyon

Griffith Park

Hollywood sign

Will Roger State Park

Topanga State Park

Malibu State Park

Santa Monica Mountain

San Gabriel Mountains

Yosemite National park

Sequoia National park

This Meetup group called OFFGRIDHIKERS. I started this group because I wanted to find and invite people to do some of the fun outdoors (and indoors) activities I had always wanted to do. There are many things to do under the sun…. I have been hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, balloon riding, and a lot more!. Beyond all that, many friendships were forged, and a group of great friends was created. These things we will be doing all over again.

Regardless of what you do, no matter where you go, the one thing that will make any trip memorable, When you travel with our group, whether you already know some of the people coming or not, at the end of the trip, you will feel like you have just gone on a trip with a group of your closest friends and will be looking forward to getting together again.

When creating your profile you are asked to provide a ‘Profile Picture' It is mandatory that you provide this and that they are recent picture of you. These pictures are used solely for the purpose of identification. We're going to see what you look like when you show up anyway. There are a lot of pictures taken along our hikes and they are often uploaded to the site afterwards. In the unlikely event that you should become separated from the group on a hike and end up lost, we need the picture to show to those that may volunteer to look for you. Fortunately this has not happened, we're looking to keep it that way. All pictures posted on this site become public domain, which means group members can see them and download them. As a condition of membership you agree to abide by all federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances, etc... Safety is first and foremost!

Off Grid Hikers this is a hiking group dedicated to hiking at a casual, relaxed pace. Most of the hikes will take place on Saturday and some Sundays mornings depending on the time of the year and how hot it will be, and throughout Los Angeles area and when possible we will be traveling for overnight camping. You can suggest hikes as well….

The hikes are mostly a slow pace, but we aim to have fun and to keep in shape. We also ask a $1 to $15 Donation for maintenance of the site. Not obligatory but if you feel that we done a good job annually.

Welcome to the group, we look forward to seeing you soon!

So come see the world with us!

Julio Contreras



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Malibu State creek state park Mash set

Malibu Creek State Park

Distance will hike approximate 5 to 6 miles. Malibu Creek State Park This hike will be a fast-paced, 9 mile loop with apx 900 ft gain in the Santa Monica Mountains through Liberty Canyon, connecting to the Phantom Trail, then down into Malibu Creek State Park to the south end of Century Lake. We will then take the Forest Trail along the north end of the lake before completing the loop back to the trailhead. Bring water, lunch, snacks, and shoes with good tread. Meet at the gate Las Virgines and Muholland hwy I normally park there Time 9:00 AM for a 9:15 departure to the trail head. To meet at the trailhead: Take the 405 Fwy South to 101 Fwy North and exit at Las Virgenes. Turn left on Las Virgenes. Turn right at the light for Mulholland Hwy (if you pass the sign for the entrance to the State Park you have gone too far). On Mulholland Hwy, there is parking on the dirt shoulders on both sides of the road.There is an opening in the fence and a sign on the RIGHT (north) side of Mulholland Hwy for the North Grasslands trail, which is where the hike will begin about 0.1 mile from Las Virgenes. Malibu Creek State Park is a state park of California, United States, preserving the Malibu Creek canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains. The 8,215-acre park was established in 1974. Address (https://www.google.com/search?espv=2&q=malibu+creek+state+park+address&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAOPgE-LUz9U3MMo1qyzWks1OttLPyU9OLMnMz4MzrBJTUopSi4sB5I4SySwAAAA&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjD4bOazbLKAhXF7SYKHeXbDZcQ6BMIlQEwEw) : 1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302 Area (https://www.google.com/search?espv=2&q=malibu+creek+state+park+area&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAOPgE-LUz9U3MMo1qyzWkspOttLPyU9OLMnMz4MzrBKLUhMBaZ15kSkAAAA&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjD4bOazbLKAhXF7SYKHeXbDZcQ6BMImQEoADAV) : 12.84 mi² http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=614

Bridge to Nowhere

bridge to nowhere

https://static.flickr.com/102/290649598_5538beda9f.jpg?v=0 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bridge_to_Nowhere(San_Gabriel_Mountains).JPG) Hike Organizer: Julio Contreras Location: Azusa, CA Hike Difficulty: Moderate to difficult, 6/10 Distance: 10 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Time: 5-6 hours The scenery along this trail is monumental, on a scale seen nowhere else in the San Gabriel Mountains. The gorge of the East Fork cuts deep into the eastern high country, separating such giants of the range as Mount Baden-Powell and Old Baldy. This is nature in it's grandest portions, at least in Southern California! The trail follows along the banks of the East Fork of the San Gabriel River, fording its shallow but rushing waters several times along the way. We will pass under Swan Rock, a towering wall west of the river with the outline of a giant swan etched in grey, before reaching the famous "Bridge to Nowhere," the most imposing remnant of the East Fork Road of yesteryear. The mysterious bridge was built in 1936 but the road leading to it was swept away by flooding in 1938. The hike itself is moderate but be prepared to get your feet wet if necessary as there are several boulder-hopping river crossings along the way. That doesn't mean wearing sandals or flip-flops but a good pair of hiking boots or running shoes with good tread. Bring at least 2 liters of water, sunblock, and lunch to eat when we reach the bridge. Also, there is bungee jumping off the bridge if you feel so inclined! **go to end of the road trail starts there.**** Big parking at the end********* see picture below go to stop sign turn left and go to end of road to parking lot beginning of Hiking trail see you there [masked],[masked] Directions To get to the trailhead: From the 210 freeway in Azusa, take exit 40 north on Route 39. Drive 11.6 miles north, passing the East Fork Ranger Station at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. Pass San Gabriel Reservoir and turn right on East Fork Road. After 5.2 miles, when the road makes a sharp bend to the right, continue straight ahead on Camp Bonita Prairie Forks Road, sticking with the river for an additional 3/4 of a mile to the trailhead parking area. Trailhead address: Camp Bonita Road, San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, Azusa, CA 91702 Trailhead coordinates:[masked],[masked] **go to end of the road trail starts there.**** https://static.flickr.com/112/290649240_2e71777c59.jpg?v=0 http://www.hikespeak.com/trails/bridge-to-nowhere-hike-los-angeles/ ADVENTURE PASS REQUIRED - 1 PER VEHICLE. Costs $5; Available at REI and the National Park Office or you can buy the year pass. You can also buy it at big5 or Sports Authority stores. WAIVER OF LIABILITY: This Meetup group, it's organizers and members take no responsibility for any injuries nor accidents that may occur during events. By joining this event you take full responsibility for your own safety. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in your participation. This Meetup group does not certify the qualifications of any of it's organizers or trip leaders, and they are not responsible in any way for your safety. We are all just participants, nothing more.

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