Past Meetup

Short Hike/Walk at Will Rogers Park

This Meetup is past

20 people went

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Details

Meet at 3:30 PM, but leave at 3:45 PM. Meet in front of the bathroom. We'll go on an approx. 3-4 miles RT. Hike/walk should be under 2 hours.

May be able to explore his house beforehand--get there earlier. May be able to see a polo game. This is a relatively easy hike/walk. Beginners should be able to do this. This hike gives good views of the ocean.

Parking:

Park outside the park. There's free parking on the street right before you get there. Check the signs! Some streets are restricted parking! If you park there, you'll have to pay $12!

Link: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=626

Since this is a state park, I don't think dogs are allowed. Anyone know?

In the early 1930s, Will Rogers was the most popular and highest paid actor in Hollywood. From his start in vaudeville theater with a trick roping act, he rose to world-wide fame as a columnist, philosopher, radio personality, and movie star. During the 1920s, he bought land in Santa Monica, where he developed a ranch. Eventually, Will Rogers owned 186 acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in what is now known as Pacific Palisades.

The ranch became the place where Will Rogers could relax with his family and friends, pursuing his favorite pastimes of riding and roping. At his untimely death in a plane crash in 1935, Will Rogers' ranch consisted of a 31-room ranch house, a stable, corrals, riding ring, roping arena, polo field, golf course, and hiking trails. When his widow, Betty, died in 1944, the ranch became a state park.