What we’re about
This is a hiking group dedicated to hiking at a casual, relaxed pace. Our hikes take place mostly in the Pasadena and Glendale area. This group is great for getting a good work out but without feeling rushed or regimented. No one will feel like a slowpoke or be left behind! It's all about casual, relaxed exercise..but you WILL get a workout!
We also STAY TOGETHER as a group without rushing ahead or splitting up into different groups. There are also treats on every hike so you won't want to miss out!
Recommended: A good pair of walking shoes and a bottle of water. A walking stick is a big help and are pretty inexpensive at sporting goods stores. We will be hiking in the dark in the fall and winter months, so bring a flashlight. Dogs are welcome on a leash.
Obligatory disclaimer: I am not a professional hike leader-you are responsible for yourself. By signing up for these hikes, you agree not to hold the Meetup organizers of LA Casual Hiking responsible for whatever happens to you on these events. LA Casual Hikers does not certify the expertise of the organizers, the event or assistant organizers (hike leaders). LA Casual Hiking is not responsible for any possible losses or injuries.
It's sometimes hard to know if the hike is at your level until you try it out. If you find you need to turn back at any time during a hike, please let someone know, and be sure you know the way back to the parking lot from where we are.
Most hikes are about 2-2.5 hours long and will cover 4-5 miles. We will be going up and down hills, some a little steep, also some steps depending on the hike, and sometimes do a little rock hopping thru streams. We stop periodically to allow everyone to catch up. So it will be a good steady cardio workout but not rushed.
PS During the fall and winter, bring a flashlight if you wish, part of the hike is in the dark..just not a super eye-piercingly bright one! And please, no radios or bad attitudes! Boo! Don't give me a hard time..it's just not worth it!
Exercise! Friends! Views! Fun!
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Thanx! Hope to see you soon...
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- Gabrielino Trail HikeJPL Parking Lot Entrance, La Cañada Flintridge, CA
Note: There will be some creek crossings on this hike, nothing too crazy, but just be prepared for a little rock hopping!
A few notes:
This is a group hike that stays together as we hike. We wait for people to catch up, we don't split into separate groups with one moving faster than the other. If this group doesn't move fast enough for you, please find another that suits you better.
Come join us for a shady, pretty walk along the Gabrielino Trail in Pasadena! It's about 4 miles total, out and back.
The trailhead starts right at the JPL dirt parking lot. Take the 210 east or west and get off at Windsor and head north (towards the mountains)... make your way down to the parking lot which is a very big dirt lot.
Watch this video to show you exactly how to get into the parking area!
Gabrielino trail is a nice, shady, wide trail. It is shared with horseback riders and mountain bikers. Dogs are permitted on leash. Most of the trail is has gentle ups and downs.
Please give yourself some extra time if this is your first time coming here.
My number is 818-261-0879.