What we're about

While this group is primarily focused on hiking, we also enjoy other forms of outdoor fun such as canoeing, biking, kayaking, camping and backpacking.... and a variety of special events including beach parties, art and holiday walks.

Our success is based in part on our ability to reduce the difficulty of our events while increasing the fun factor, often including a social activity such as picnics that include food and beverage. Our organizers also design conditioning hikes that are intended to enhance aerobic fitness and endurance. We strive to offer the most fun and scenic outdoor activities available to residents of Orange County.... events that are both in and out of area.

Our group is diverse, including young/middle/senior ages, singles and couples, and a mix of people with differing racial/ethnic/cultural/religious/political backgrounds. The unity of the Sunset Hikes Meetup centers on our shared love of fun, outdoor activities.

We do NOT ask for donations to support our administrative costs or charitable pursuits, however we do ask that you actively and enthusiastically participate in our events. So come on out! Make new friends, get some exercise, and enjoy the great outdoors. We are all about having fun!

Check out the "Our Calendar" tab for a schedule of upcoming activities. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon....

We welcome you to the Sunrise to Sunset Hiking family!

Disclaimer:

Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Upcoming events (5+)

Snowshoe South Fork Trail in the San Gorgonio Wilderness – Beginners welcome!

No prior snowshoe experience necessary! All levels welcome! This day is intended to be safe, fun and an opportunity to explore the San Gorgonio wilderness after several days of new snow. If you are new to snowshoeing, I encourage you to arrive by 8:00 AM so I can answer any questions and/or help you with your gear. We will start at 8:30 AM sharp! We will start at the South Fork trailhead and hike/snowshoe at a pace comfortable for the group, until we reach our turnaround point for the day. We are likely to begin with micro spikes then change into our snowshoes along the way. In fact, we may find ourselves changing between them several times so make sure you can comfortably attach your snowshoes to your pack and carry them. We will stay together as a group, stop along the way as needed, and enjoy an extended break/lunch before we return to the trailhead the same way we came. Our target return to the trailhead will be no later than 4 PM, although conditions (snow depth, wind, temperature) may dictate a shorter day. Safety, as always, will be our priority! This is not a suitable choice for your first strenuous activity at altitude! We will be hiking at altitudes between 6,800 and 9,000 feet! If you have questions about snowshoe equipment or clothing, please post here or email me; I am happy to help! An Adventure Pass is required to park. Daily ($5) or annual passes ($40) can be purchased at REI or Big 5 Sporting Goods. CLOTHING TIPS: Since we are likely to take frequent breaks, it is important to dress in layers. You will find yourself adding/removing your outer layer throughout the day. Keep it simple but do dress warmly! Also, consider that your feet could be in snow all day so be sure to wear warm, waterproof boots and wool socks. Some may consider bringing hand and foot warmers also. I will provide weather and temperature updates as the date draws closer. Excessive winds, snow or dangerous road conditions will cancel the event. Note: 4 WD and/or snow chains may be required to reach the trailhead. STATS: Maximum 10.3 miles round trip (or shorter, depending on group and conditions). Maximum 2,400 ft. elevation gain/loss REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: (Please contact me if you have any questions) - 10 Hiking Essentials - Micro spikes (no Yaktrax!) - Snowshoes (you can rent them at REI; they will advise on size) - Trekking poles with snow baskets (can rent with snowshoes) - Waterproof, warm boots (make sure they fit comfortably with your snowshoes prior to the event) - Tall (knee length) gaiters - Clothing appropriate for a day in the snow (including sunscreen/sunglasses) FOOD/FLUID: Please bring a minimum of 3 liters of fluid (I usually bring at least 2 liters of water and 1 liter of hot beverage) and plenty of food. The cold air, altitude and elevation gain will make you hungry and thirsty! RE-FUEL and RE-WARD: At the end of our adventure, let’s refuel and exchange stories at Eureka! in Redlands (345 W. Pearl Ave., Redlands, CA 92374). Disclaimer: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Train Day! Silverlake/ Echo Park Stairs- About 5 Miles-Adv.Begin/Inter

This is another of my stairs walks in the Silver Lake/Echo Park area. According to the book, it is 4 1/2 miles. We will be doing 11 stairways, and they are LAs most classic stairways. We will be going to fellowship park and on the red car path and having some great views. This walk is taken from a book called finding Los Angeles by foot by Bob Inman and this is Walk number one, which is called Allesandro Valley – fellowship park. We will be taking Metrolink train number 661 at 9:08 AM to union station and then Taking other methods of transportation to get to our starting point.. We will be stopping along the way for lunch and we need to be back to union station by 4:40 PM to take Metrolink train number 666 back to Irvine. We should get to Irvine around 6 PM. The cost of the transportation for the day is $10 and that includes all of your transportation! My cell phone number is[masked]. Disclaimer: Group organizer and co-organizers assume no liability; walk and hike at your own risk. By being a member of this meet-up group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a meet-up group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" bas

Hike Crystal Cove Beach to a Sunday Brunch Picnic

Crystal Cove State Beach

ABOUT THE HIKE: We will hike down the sand on beautiful Crystal Cove State Beach to a Sunday potluck brunch at an ocean front picnic area in front of the Beachcomber Restaurant. The meetup location will be in the parking area at the northernmost State Park restrooms. We will walk down the northernmost stairs and continue south on the sand for about one hour or approximately three miles and then return to picnic area for the brunch. Plan on a hour hike to the picnic area, another hour for the potluck brunch, and another hour walking the same route returning to the parking area around noon. Total distance: approximately five to six miles Total hiking and picnic time: approximately three hours Ability level: advanced beginner walking on wet sand ABOUT THE PICNIC: The location for our picnic is ocean front next to the Beachcomber Restaurant in the area of the Crystal Cove Cottages with lovely views of the coast line. We are hiking with our picnic items from the trailhead to the picnic location. This is a potluck. Please bring food to share. BYOB (beverage) This is a non-alcohol picnic area. As such, we will exercise adult discretion and Fifth Amendment rights against self incrimination! DIRECTIONS: Crystal Cove State Park is located just south of Corona del Mar in Newport Beach, and just north of Laguna Beach, in the Newport Beach community known as Newport Coast. The Park entrance closest to our starting point is on the beach side of Pacific Coast Highway across from Newport Coast Drive. After paying the State Park entrance fee of $15.00, turn right (north) and park in the northernmost parking lot. Parking will be "free" for seniors having an annual California State Park "Golden Bear" parking pass. Walk from the lot to the northernmost State Park restroom where we will gather for introductions before beginning the hike. NOTE: There is alternative FREE parking at 330 Cameo Shores. This is a residential neighborhood so please keep noise down to not disturb the local residents. Park here & walk 1/4 mile down PCH to the state park entrance just past Pelican Point, and meet at northernmost restroom by parking lot #1 ..... Corner of Cameo Shores & Hampden Rd: http://goo.gl/maps/wIyWG This Cameo Shores parking area is NOT the meetup location. Please note the meetup location within Crystal Cove State Park as indicated above. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Hike up Harding Creek Trail in Modjeska Canyon. Bring your dog

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

Hike in Modjeska Canyon, up Harding Creek ! We’ll hike for 45 min. up the Creek , Take a 5 min. break, and hike back. Important Note Remember there are no bathrooms at tucker . If you need a bathroom use the one at the Park . It is right past the Fire Station on the left. It is also a place where you can park, if tucker parking is full. DEPARTURE TIME As with all Hiking Club events, this hike will start at the designated time. Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow for parking and introductions. ABILITY LEVEL: Easy to Intermediate; We hike at a slow pace taking in the views as we go. ABOUT THIS HIKE: A steady ascent up the canyon starting just behind the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary on Modjeska Canyon Road. We’ll hike the creek trail and footing is sometimes unstable. Bring good shoes and water.The Hike is scenic Harding Creek that meanders through the beautiful and regenerated Harding Canyon. This is not a technical trail. The canyons and hills are now green; the creek beds are full of water and much of the area shows signs of vegetation re-grow after the 2007 Santiago fire. The trail runs straight along a ridge through scrub oak, manzanita, coastal sage and sycamore trees. This trail has full sun exposure during the heat of the day. You must have 2.5 liters of water. NOTES: Wear trail shoes for the steep rocky inclines. Pack some snacks you can nibble on along the way. I recommend plenty of water and/or sports drinks. DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 5, take the El Toro Road exit in Lake Forest. Head North/Northeast up El Toro Road towards the mountains. At Cook's Corner, take the left fork. The road turns into Santiago Canyon Road. Three miles past Cook's, turn right on Modjeska Canyon Road. Remain on Modjeska Canyon Road and don't accidentally turn on Modjeska Grade Road. Pass the fire station on the left and continue 2/3 more blocks until you will see parking on the right for the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary. Park here if space permits or park in the small gravel lot just beyond the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary parking. This is a neighborhood and parking can be limited. I suggest carpooling. The trail head is on the left of the road. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 1) Select hikes/events at your ability level or below. 2) Bring extra water/electrolytes and hydrate before and during the hike. 3) Bring extra high-energy snacks and a lunch. 4) Bring more than one bottle of WATER (in case it leaks). 5) Bring charged cell phone, personal first aid kit, whistle and flash light. 6) Wear shoes with traction - Trails can be steep and/or rocky. 7) Wear and bring hat, sunscreen and appropriate attire/gear based on terrain and weather conditions. 8) NO HIKER LEFT BEHIND BUDDY SYSTEM - Select another hiker as a buddy and to check-in with each other and report any problems to Hike Organizer or Sweep. Do not leave a fellow hiker alone or unaccompanied on the trail. DISCLAIMER: Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

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Paddle Canoes thru Beautiful Huntington Harbor

Seabridge park

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