Organizers: Patrick & Steve
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Hike Difficulty: Level 2/10
Distance: 2.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 250 ft
Time: 1.5 hrs
Trail condition: Excellent wide trail.
Water: Minimum 1 liter
Dog: Dog on leash
What to bring: Food and drinks to eat and share, energy bar, snacks, water and the usual stuff.
Parking: $6.00 paid parking fee (free weekdays) or free street parking on La Brea.
Trailhead address: 4100 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90008
Trailhead coordinates:[masked], [masked] (34° 00′ 23.43″N 118° 21′ 47.93″W)
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Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Park is a 400-acre area featuring broad lawns, groves of eucalyptus, sumac and oak, several lakes, a rushing stream and a Japanese garden. And perhaps the best city views in Los Angeles.
Begin your walk at the first parking area on the right after the entrance kiosk. Walk downhill and to the right of the first lake, then follow the walkway as it traverses the stream coming down from the second lake.
Follow the park driveway as it curves past the community center, then continue on a paved sidewalk to the top of the hill.
Hahn Park’s Community Trail is quite well named. It isn’t the type of hike you would travel a long distance to visit, but if you live nearby, you are lucky to have it. The highlight of this 2.5-mile hike in the Baldwin Hills is a string of ridge-top viewpoints that looks north over Los Angeles. The 319-acre park is bordered by oil fields that limit the natural charm. Otherwise, this is a pleasant city hike with 75 to 200 feet of elevation gain, depending on your route.
To lift people up through hiking.
We're volunteers: Your hike leaders receive no monetary nor in-kind compensation of any kind for organizing this event.
Waiting list priority: People who hike with with US Hiking regularly will be given priority when they are on the waiting list.
Advanced hikes: Anyone interested in participating in advanced hikes (>3,000' elevation gain or distance > 10 miles or Difficulty Level > = 7) will be subject to prescreening before his/her name will be added to the list. Therefore, interested hiker must share with the event host his/her recent hiking background to establish proficiency before his/her name will be added to the list. Guests are not allowed on advanced hikes.
Early departure: If a hiker needs to be separated from the group for any reason, he/she must inform the event host. Not knowing a hiker's where about may prompt the event host to report a hiker's missing to proper authority for further actions.
No show: If you sign up for an event but did not show up, you will be removed from the next event you sign up.
No minor: Meetup user agreement can not be agreed to by a minor. Therefore, you and your guest must be over 18 to participate in our events. _____________________________________________________
If you have prior medical condition or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.
If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you. It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.
Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.
Release of Liability:
The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests.
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