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.
"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)
2695 N Beachwood Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Please arrive to Beachwood Cafe by 11am.
Following introductions, the walk will start promptly at 11:15 am!
Plenty of free street parking near Beechwood Cafe.
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.
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!