Location: Wildwood Canyon Park (Burbank)
Hike Difficulty: Level 6.5/10
Distance: about 6 miles (Loop)
Elevation Gain: About 1800
A Beginner Hike: INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCE
Water: Minimum 2 liters
Dog: Yes, on a leash and please bring water for them.
Toilette: at park entrance
Liability Wavier: Required. This is the link. (https://www.hellosign.com/s/a89f5789)
What to Bring: good hiking boots or shoes, plenty of water, snacks, camera for some beautiful shots and again
Directions: From the 5 South take the Burbank Blvd exit, keep right on the fork and make a right. Turn right onto N 3rd St. Take the first left on Harvard Rd and continue for about 2 miles passing the golf course on the left.
We will meet at the parking lot of Wildwood Canyon Park (see photo Below)
Parking: The parking lot is located to the left of the entrance to the park. Please don no go through the information both driveway on the right, stay on the left where there is a larger parking lot.There is usually plenty of parking available. We will meet next to the map located right in front of the trail entrance.
Please Chip In:
US Hiking is a social group for hikers. Our events are organized like house parties. Like a regular house party, it costs money to host one. It is customary for guests to help out any way they can to lessen burden on the host. That is the same for hikes. You can bring food, provide carpool or chip in to help out.
Suggested Event Contribution: $ 6 (Chip in link)
Trail/Venue Description: This is very short hike two miles up and about 4 miles down through Stough Canyon (Fireroad) . What makes it challenging is the incline. We will start off at Wildwood Canyon Park in Burbank and climb to the top of the Vital Link trail and go back down Stough. As you climb you will be able to look back at the amazing view of the San Fernando Valley, Griffith Park, and Downtown LA. There is an option to turn back before reaching the Vital Link trail. For those looking to gauge their current physical condition or just want a good workout, this is a great hike with a decent elevation climb.
If you completely new to hiking or have not done any physical exercise recently, please do not sign up for this hike. There will be less challenging hikes in the near future.
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.
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.
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: http://www.meetup.com/terms/