Past Meetup

Veterans Day Whiting Woods Hike in La Crescenta

Hosted by US Hiking

Public group

This Meetup is past

5 people went

Location image of event venue


Event host: Steve

Location: La Crescenta, CA

Level of difficulty: 4.5/10

Distance: 5.5 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,500 ft. elevation

Time: 3 hours or less

Trail condition: Trail, fireroad, minor scrambling

Water: You must carry a minimum of 2liters.

Guest: 1

Dog: Ok on leash

Toilette: None.


Direction: From the I-210 to La Crescenta, take the Pennsylvania Ave. exit and head south for about 0.5 miles. Stay on Pennsylvania, and it soon becomes Honolulu Ave. Turn right on Whiting Woods Road. Drive 0.3 miles and park at the end of the road. We’ll meet at the yellow gate at the trail head.

This is a residential neighborhood. Please be considerate and keep noise level down.

Parking: Street parking near trail head.

Liability Waiver required: This is the link. (


Trail/Venue Description:

Whiting Woods Trail in La Crescenta leads to the Verdugo Motorway. It is a six miles/1,500 elevation gain loop. It starts out on a shaded trail, which will lead to a steep section of the hike--in less than eighth of a mile with a 200+ ft elevation gain with no shade.

Once we arrive at the top, we will be on the Verdugo Motorway to head back down. This is a moderate hike, and is NOT designed for beginner hikers. Please be aware before you sign up.

This hike has panoramic views of La Crescenta and the Angeles National Forest to the north and all of Glendale and the Valley beyond to the south and west.



Please Contribute.

Our events are free to participate but are not free to organize for your hike leaders. If you have enjoyed our events and wish to participate in more, please contribute to our cause so that we can organize more fun and adventurous outings. This could be in the form of providing snacks to share during our breaks, volunteer to be a carpool driver, volunteer to be a sweep, or simply chip in. The group and its members will appreciate your goodwill. And, of course, this is entirely a voluntary gesture!

Suggested Event Contribution: $ 5 (Chip in link) (


Our Policy:

All volunteers: Your hike leaders receive no compensation for organizing this event or any other event.

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.

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.



If you have prior or present 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.

US Hiking, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from this event, or for any injuries or accidents incurred before, during, and after this event. If you sign up or participate in an event you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injuries and damages arising from, as a result of and associated with this event.

In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: