This hike is most fun in the dark! Although we're never far from civilization, the back corners of ravines the well-groomed trail goes in and out of can be nice and dark (and spooky) at night - good stuff!
We'll meet at Suburbia Park at 7PM and soon after we'll walk just a few blocks to the Lynnmere trailhead off Lynn Rd., just south of Avenida de las Flores.
We'll take the Lynnmere Trail down to the Meadows Picnic Area, very near the Wildwood Park Cultural Center (and below the T-Pee). Here we can stop for a well-deserved/needed/desired taste of wine and snacks. After the break we can make a quick exploration of the Cultural Center facility then continue back towards the start on the Las Flores Trail. After a while in this beautiful creek-side canyon, we will have come about 4 miles on trail, where we will pop back up onto Avenida de las Flores for a short walk back to Suburbia Park.
This is very much a Beginner loop hike with easy ups and downs, even in darkness. Total distance is right about 5 miles round trip, with only a few hundred feet in elevation (loss then gain), and should take about 1.5 hours. As usual, I'll plan to bring wine to share at the Meadows Picnic Area at the bottom of the trail.
A nearly full moon will be pretty high in the sky by the time it gets dark, but bring a flashlight anyway in case we are able to extend the hike into the darkness of night. If you can fit any wine and/or snacks in your backpack, that will be "cool" as well!