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Come join the Griffith Park Section of the Sierra Club for our evening conditioning hikes and other events. Enjoy our hikes and learn the trails with experienced and well trained hike leaders. The section also has potlucks, cookouts, and monthly moderate moonlit hikes; see the Calendar for details.

We are a conservation group committed to protecting the environment. Though you do not need to a member of the section to hike with us, we encourage people to join our section and get our excellent newsletter. To find out more about the Griffith Park Section, check out our website on the Angeles Chapter Sierra Club website: https://angeles.sierraclub.org/griffith_par... (https://angeles.sierraclub.org/griffith_park_section)

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Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike

Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Lot #2 (a.k.a. Upper Merry-Go-Round Parking Lot)

Come and enjoy a great evening of hiking and conversation with fellow hikers. These conditioning hikes range in level from fairly easy (level 1) through moderate (levels 2 and 3) to advanced hikes (levels 4, 5, and 6). All levels have hills; terrain is sometimes steep with uneven footing. Because hikers are expected to maintain the pace set by hike leaders, newcomers should not hike above level 3 and may wish to start at level 2. While multiple hike levels are offered simultaneously, some levels may not be offered on a given evening. Hikes are led by trained leaders and last approximately 2 hrs. Hikes begin at 7pm; newcomers should get there early to fill out a waiver and should carry the waiver card with them on the hikes. What to bring: Bring water and a light jacket in case it gets cold. Hiking boots/shoes are necessary for the harder hikes (levels 3-5) and are strongly encouraged for all hikes; tennis shoes with good tread may be sufficient for the more moderate hikes (levels 1 & 2). Flashlights are optional; many leaders discourage their use except in emergencies. If flashlights are used, red lights are preferable as they interfere less with night vision. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are at the discretion of the leader. For the Tues/Thurs hikes, at this time of year, 40-70 hikers typically show up and separate into the different levels. Check the weather (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Los+Angeles+CA+90027:4:US) Directions to Merry-Go-Round Lot #2 (also known as the Upper Merry-Go-Round parking lot): From Los Feliz Blvd just west of the 5, take Crystal Springs north into the park; you’ll soon pass a freeway onramp. After around a mile, you’ll come to a 4-way intersection, with the Ranger station on your right. Make a left (going west). At the top of the road you’re forced to turn right into the (unlit) lot #1. Drive through the lot and along the road that leaves the opposite corner. You’ll soon come to lot #2, which is lit. The Sierra Club meets at the far (north) end of the lot, by the stone steps. Going north on the 5 from Downtown LA, you can also get off at the Griffith Park exit and take Crystal Springs going north, following the directions above. Other routes go from near the Zoo or from Travel Town. Here's a link for where we meet: https://goo.gl/q7QTtb .

Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Lot #2 (a.k.a. Upper Merry-Go-Round Parking Lot)

Come and enjoy a great evening of hiking and conversation with fellow hikers. These conditioning hikes range in level from fairly easy (level 1) through moderate (levels 2 and 3) to advanced hikes (levels 4, 5, and 6). All levels have hills; terrain is sometimes steep with uneven footing. Because hikers are expected to maintain the pace set by hike leaders, newcomers should not hike above level 3 and may wish to start at level 2. While multiple hike levels are offered simultaneously, some levels may not be offered on a given evening. Hikes are led by trained leaders and last approximately 2 hrs. Hikes begin at 7pm; newcomers should get there early to fill out a waiver and should carry the waiver card with them on the hikes. What to bring: Bring water and a light jacket in case it gets cold. Hiking boots/shoes are necessary for the harder hikes (levels 3-5) and are strongly encouraged for all hikes; tennis shoes with good tread may be sufficient for the more moderate hikes (levels 1 & 2). Flashlights are optional; many leaders discourage their use except in emergencies. If flashlights are used, red lights are preferable as they interfere less with night vision. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are at the discretion of the leader. For the Tues/Thurs hikes, at this time of year, 40-70 hikers typically show up and separate into the different levels. Check the weather http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Los+Angeles+CA+90027:4:US Directions to Merry-Go-Round Lot #2 (also known as the Upper Merry-Go-Round parking lot): From Los Feliz Blvd just west of the 5, take Crystal Springs north into the park; you’ll soon pass a freeway onramp. After around a mile, you’ll come to a 4-way intersection, with the Ranger station on your right. Make a left (going west). At the top of the road you’re forced to turn right into the (unlit) lot #1. Drive through the lot and along the road that leaves the opposite corner. You’ll soon come to lot #2, which is lit. The Sierra Club meets at the far (north) end of the lot, by the stone steps. Going north on the 5 from Downtown LA, you can also get off at the Griffith Park exit and take Crystal Springs going north, following the directions above. Other routes go from near the Zoo or from Travel Town. You can get directions from this link: https://goo.gl/q7QTtb .

Sierra Club Griffith Park Tuesday Evening Hike

Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Lot #2 (a.k.a. Upper Merry-Go-Round Parking Lot)

Come and enjoy a great evening of hiking and conversation with fellow hikers. These conditioning hikes range in level from fairly easy (level 1) through moderate (levels 2 and 3) to advanced hikes (levels 4, 5, and 6). All levels have hills; terrain is sometimes steep with uneven footing. Because hikers are expected to maintain the pace set by hike leaders, newcomers should not hike above level 3 and may wish to start at level 2. While multiple hike levels are offered simultaneously, some levels may not be offered on a given evening. Hikes are led by trained leaders and last approximately 2 hrs. Hikes begin at 7pm; newcomers should get there early to fill out a waiver and should carry the waiver card with them on the hikes. What to bring: Bring water and a light jacket in case it gets cold. Hiking boots/shoes are necessary for the harder hikes (levels 3-5) and are strongly encouraged for all hikes; tennis shoes with good tread may be sufficient for the more moderate hikes (levels 1 & 2). Flashlights are optional; many leaders discourage their use except in emergencies. If flashlights are used, red lights are preferable as they interfere less with night vision. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are at the discretion of the leader. For the Tues/Thurs hikes, at this time of year, 40-70 hikers typically show up and separate into the different levels. Check the weather (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Los+Angeles+CA+90027:4:US) Directions to Merry-Go-Round Lot #2 (also known as the Upper Merry-Go-Round parking lot): From Los Feliz Blvd just west of the 5, take Crystal Springs north into the park; you’ll soon pass a freeway onramp. After around a mile, you’ll come to a 4-way intersection, with the Ranger station on your right. Make a left (going west). At the top of the road you’re forced to turn right into the (unlit) lot #1. Drive through the lot and along the road that leaves the opposite corner. You’ll soon come to lot #2, which is lit. The Sierra Club meets at the far (north) end of the lot, by the stone steps. Going north on the 5 from Downtown LA, you can also get off at the Griffith Park exit and take Crystal Springs going north, following the directions above. Other routes go from near the Zoo or from Travel Town. Here's a link for where we meet: https://goo.gl/q7QTtb .

Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Lot #2 (a.k.a. Upper Merry-Go-Round Parking Lot)

Come and enjoy a great evening of hiking and conversation with fellow hikers. These conditioning hikes range in level from fairly easy (level 1) through moderate (levels 2 and 3) to advanced hikes (levels 4, 5, and 6). All levels have hills; terrain is sometimes steep with uneven footing. Because hikers are expected to maintain the pace set by hike leaders, newcomers should not hike above level 3 and may wish to start at level 2. While multiple hike levels are offered simultaneously, some levels may not be offered on a given evening. Hikes are led by trained leaders and last approximately 2 hrs. Hikes begin at 7pm; newcomers should get there early to fill out a waiver and should carry the waiver card with them on the hikes. What to bring: Bring water and a light jacket in case it gets cold. Hiking boots/shoes are necessary for the harder hikes (levels 3-5) and are strongly encouraged for all hikes; tennis shoes with good tread may be sufficient for the more moderate hikes (levels 1 & 2). Flashlights are optional; many leaders discourage their use except in emergencies. If flashlights are used, red lights are preferable as they interfere less with night vision. Leashed, well-behaved dogs are at the discretion of the leader. For the Tues/Thurs hikes, at this time of year, 40-70 hikers typically show up and separate into the different levels. Check the weather http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Los+Angeles+CA+90027:4:US Directions to Merry-Go-Round Lot #2 (also known as the Upper Merry-Go-Round parking lot): From Los Feliz Blvd just west of the 5, take Crystal Springs north into the park; you’ll soon pass a freeway onramp. After around a mile, you’ll come to a 4-way intersection, with the Ranger station on your right. Make a left (going west). At the top of the road you’re forced to turn right into the (unlit) lot #1. Drive through the lot and along the road that leaves the opposite corner. You’ll soon come to lot #2, which is lit. The Sierra Club meets at the far (north) end of the lot, by the stone steps. Going north on the 5 from Downtown LA, you can also get off at the Griffith Park exit and take Crystal Springs going north, following the directions above. Other routes go from near the Zoo or from Travel Town. You can get directions from this link: https://goo.gl/q7QTtb .

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Sierra Club Griffith Park Thursday Evening Hike

Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round Lot #2 (a.k.a. Upper Merry-Go-Round Parking Lot)

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