Location: La Canada Flintridge, CA
Hike Difficulty: Level 4/10
Distance: About 4 miles
Elevation Gain: About 1,200'
Time: Approximately 2.5 hours
Trail condition: An out-and-back fire exposed fire road
Water: Minimum 1.5 liters
Dog: Permitted on leash
Toilette: Not available at trailhead; nearest public restrooms are at Memorial Park, 1301 Foothill at LaCanada Blvd. (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Memorial+Parkemail@example.com,-118.211324,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xbf21d1a23a6cfa05?hl=en) (turn R/East at Foothill from the 2 North)
Liability Waiver: Required to RSVP. This is the link. (https://www.hellosign.com/editor/getStarted?guid=a89f5789)
What to bring: hat, sunscreen, hiking poles, energy bar, snacks and water.
From the 210, take exit 18 (Ocean View Blvd.) and turn North to Foothill. Turn Right/East on Foothill for about .7 mile and Left/North onto Palm. From Palm go up about 1/2 mile and turn left on Jessen Drive.
From the Glendale (2) Freeway, drive North until the freeway ends on Foothill. Turn Left/West on Foothill to Palm and then Right/North on Palm. From Palm go up about 1/2 mile and turn left on Jessen Drive.
We will meet at the Southwest corner of Jessen Drive and Solliden Lane, just north of Palm Crest Elementary School. Do not park in their lot, but on the adjacent streets, looking carefully for any parking restriction signs.
Parking: Street parking on Solliden Lane. Observe parking restrictions.
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Suggested Event Contribution: $ 6 (Chip in link)
This is an easy hike scheduled on a late Sunday afternoon. The trial is a fire road commonly known as Earl Canyon Mtwy. that leads up to the Angeles National Forest. After about 3.61 miles it connects to Mt. Lukens fire road. We will only hike about 2 miles up to a flat area where we will see the sunset and come back before it gets dark. The trail begins at the Southern end in the Hall Beckley Canyon Recreation Area. This is a quiet, peaceful and rustic area with many Sycamore trees.
On a clear day, we will have fantastic views of La Canada, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and downtown L.A. This is a very easy 2 miles up hike to a vintage point where we can enjoy and photograph the sunset. Please see the photos below:
Profile photo: Anyone interested in joining US Hiking must have a profile photo showing his/her face. This is a requirement of our group. Without it, you will not be allowed to sign up for an 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.
By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.
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