Past Meetup

Beechwood Canyon Walk #34 + Lake Hollywood

Details

Please know & understand the pace of this hike!!! The pace will be a fast paced hike. If you're not able to keep up with the group, you are on your own to get back to the start.

This is not for beginners.

Walk #34 Beechwood Canyon is one of my favorite walks in Fleming's book. The staircases and views are great in this area. With the opening of Lake Hollywood, (http://www.kcet.org/living/travel/socal_wanderer/openings-closings/lake-hollywood-reservoir-finally-reopens.html) we will also walk around the lake/reservoir. As the story says, dogs are not allowed on the Lake Hollywood portion of this walk. We will go down a dirt trail to get to Lake Hollywood.

Distance: 2.6 miles plus a hike down to Lake Hollywood. Walk will be about 7 miles total. 3.2 miles around Lake Hollywood is basically flat.
Steps: 861
Difficulty: 4

"This is a vigorous hike through Hollywood history, utilizing some of the steepest and most charming staircases in the city, and affording breathtaking views from Downtown to the sea."

Pictures of Staircases (http://climbingla.blogspot.com/2010/05/walk-34-beachwood-canyon.html)

Starting Place:

Beachwood Cafe
2695 N Beachwood Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 871-1717

Start Time:

Please arrive to Beachwood Cafe by 11am.

Following introductions, the walk will start promptly at 11:15 am!

Parking:

Plenty of free street parking near Beechwood Cafe.

Pace:

Fast, workout place. We will take the trail down to Lake Hollywood.

We will finish this walk in about 2 hours.

Walk #34 has a lot of steep staircases.

If you are unable to keep up with the group, you are on your own to get back to the starting point.

Dogs: Dogs are welcomed but must be on a leash at all times.

Reminders:

Always bring water and lots of it.

Restrooms are usually only available at the start of the route.

Hope to see a lot of new members!