What we're about

Meet other people who are interested in hiking and walking for exercise, and attending various other fun events such as bicycling, kayaking, river rafting, etc. We sometimes have BBQs, sometimes have fundraisers, sometimes have parties and even go on exotic vacations....but mostly it is about hiking and having fun in the outdoors. You will find adventure on the various trails in the surrounding greater Los Angeles area which could even include downtown L.A. walks, or restaurants in other areas, with a varied leader mix of levels to choose from either beginners, intermediate and advanced hikers.

The hike leaders in this group aren't professional hike leaders. You are responsible for yourself. By signing up for these events, you agree not to hold the Meetup organizers of LA Hiking Group responsible for whatever happens to you on these events. LA Hiking Group does not certify the expertise of the organizers,the event or assistant organizers (hike leaders) and.LA Hiking Group is NOT responsible for any possible losses or injuries.

For safety and liability reasons you MUST have a clear PHOTO of yourself on your profile that shows up on the listings.

Any interest in volunteering for the Angeles National Forest....see more info on www.mtlowe.net (http://www.mtlowe.co)

Upcoming events (5+)

7 a.m. Advanced Hike/Scrambling - Griffith Park

Merry Go Round Lot Two

Plug for off-trail Baldy hike: https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/events/266595874/ ** 7 a.m. Advanced Hike/Scrambling - Griffith Park ** For those who want to supercharge their day with a great workout in the mornings. Difficulty: Level 8/10 Distance: 3 - 5 mi. (total) Elevation Gain: 1500 ft - 2000 ft Grade: 60% - 70% grade (Mostly [85%] steep inclines) Pace: 2.5+ mph - Fast ! Shade: 60% of the trail - N O T for Beginners - N O T for Intermediate hikers - Please see photo album to gauge the level of difficulty: https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/photos/30175430/ High-Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced+ level hikers/athletes are cordially invited and welcome !!! Expect to be sweat-soaked and get your heart rate up to its maximum bpm for 10 to 30 minutes at a time - excellent CARDIO and lower-body STRENGTH TRAINING. It may be extreme. This will be a full 2 hours. We may jog/run/sprint up inclines and flats - if everyone is up for it. There may be two 5 minute scenic breaks, depending on the group conscience. Adventurously trailblazing !!! We might have to bust a few branches while we explore new ridges, trails, routes, etc. At the very least, we'll be on "the road less traveled !" However, we will avoid all areas dense with poison oak or foxtails. Our routes may be different each time, but always maintain the same, great level of difficulty. No dogs, because there will be moments when we will be climbing like 4x4s - Yes, like 4x4s ! We start ON TIME. Plan ahead for freeway traffic, traffic inside the park, including when the parking lots are being used by movie crews, etc. Let's consider everyone's time and allow ourselves enough cushion to avoid missing any scheduled hikes. There may be snakes ! Excellent hygiene and trail etiquette - courteous, respectful, and vigilant about each other's safety - goes without saying ! Please contact me with any questions. Also, if you're thinking about trying it, but would like to request any accommodations (day, time, difficulty level). Please be aware that Assistant Organizers, Event Hosts, and support hikers are volunteers and organize hikes without compensation and assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, 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 you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and Event Hosts from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Please see the Meetup terms of service agreement http://www.meetup.com/terms/

7 a.m. Advanced Hike/Scrambling - Griffith Park

Merry Go Round Lot Two

Plug for off-trail Baldy hike: https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/events/266595874/ ** 7 a.m. Advanced Hike/Scrambling - Griffith Park ** For those who want to supercharge their day with a great workout in the mornings. Difficulty: Level 8/10 Distance: 3 - 5 mi. (total) Elevation Gain: 1500 ft - 2000 ft Grade: 60% - 70% grade (Mostly [85%] steep ascents) Pace: 2.5+ mph - Fast ! Shade: 60% of the trail - N O T for Beginners - N O T for Intermediate hikers - Please see photo album to gauge the level of difficulty: https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/photos/30175430/ High-Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced+ level hikers/athletes are cordially invited and welcome !!! Expect to be sweat-soaked and get your heart rate up to its maximum bpm for 10 to 30 minutes at a time - excellent CARDIO and lower-body STRENGTH TRAINING. It may be extreme. This will be a full 2 hours. We may jog/run/sprint up inclines and flats - if everyone is up for it. There may be two 5 minute scenic breaks, depending on the group conscience. Adventurously trailblazing !!! We might have to bust a few branches while we explore new ridges, trails, routes, etc. At the very least, we'll be on "the road less traveled !" However, we will avoid all areas dense with poison oak or foxtails. Our routes may be different each time, but always maintain the same, great level of difficulty. No dogs, because there will be moments when we will be climbing like 4x4s - yes, like 4x4s ! We start ON TIME. Plan ahead for freeway traffic, traffic inside the park, including when the parking lots are being used by movie crews, etc. Let's consider everyone's time and allow ourselves enough cushion to avoid missing any scheduled hikes. There may be snakes ! Excellent hygiene and trail etiquette - courteous, respectful, and vigilant about each other's safety - goes without saying ! Please contact me with any questions. Also, if you're thinking about trying it, but would like to request any accommodations (day, time, difficulty level). Please be aware that Assistant Organizers, Event Hosts, and support hikers are volunteers and organize hikes without compensation and assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, 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 you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and Event Hosts from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Please see the Meetup terms of service agreement http://www.meetup.com/terms/

7 a.m. Advanced Hike/Scrambling - Griffith Park

Merry Go Round Lot Two

Plug for off-trail Baldy hike: https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/events/266595874/ ** 7 a.m. Advanced Hike/Scrambling - Griffith Park ** For those who want to supercharge their day with a great workout in the mornings. Difficulty: Level 8/10 Distance: 3 - 5 mi. (total) Elevation Gain: 1500 ft - 2000 ft Grade: 60% - 70% grade (Mostly [85%] steep inclines) Pace: 2.5+ mph - Fast ! Shade: 60% of the trail - N O T for Beginners - N O T for Intermediate hikers - Please see photo album to gauge the level of difficulty: https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/photos/30175430/ High-Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced+ level hikers/athletes are cordially invited and welcome !!! Expect to be sweat-soaked and get your heart rate up to its maximum bpm for 10 to 30 minutes at a time - excellent CARDIO and lower-body STRENGTH TRAINING. It may be extreme. This will be a full 2 hours. We may jog/run/sprint up inclines and flats - if everyone is up for it. There may be two 5 minute scenic breaks, depending on the group conscience. Adventurously trailblazing !!! We might have to bust a few branches while we explore new ridges, trails, routes, etc. At the very least, we'll be on "the road less traveled !" However, we will avoid all areas dense with poison oak or foxtails. Our routes may be different each time, but always maintain the same, great level of difficulty. No dogs, because there will be moments when we will be climbing like 4x4s - Yes, like 4x4s ! We start ON TIME. Plan ahead for freeway traffic, traffic inside the park, including when the parking lots are being used by movie crews, etc. Let's consider everyone's time and allow ourselves enough cushion to avoid missing any scheduled hikes. There may be snakes ! Excellent hygiene and trail etiquette - courteous, respectful, and vigilant about each other's safety - goes without saying ! Please contact me with any questions. Also, if you're thinking about trying it, but would like to request any accommodations (day, time, difficulty level). Please be aware that Assistant Organizers, Event Hosts, and support hikers are volunteers and organize hikes without compensation and assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, 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 you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and Event Hosts from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Please see the Meetup terms of service agreement http://www.meetup.com/terms/

7 a.m. Advanced Hike/Scrambling - Griffith Park

Merry Go Round Lot Two

Plug for off-trail Baldy hike: https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/events/266595874/ ** 7 a.m. Advanced Hike/Scrambling - Griffith Park ** For those who want to supercharge their day with a great workout in the mornings. Difficulty: Level 8/10 Distance: 3 - 5 mi. (total) Elevation Gain: 1500 ft - 2000 ft Grade: 60% - 70% grade (Mostly [85%] steep ascents) Pace: 2.5+ mph - Fast ! Shade: 60% of the trail - N O T for Beginners - N O T for Intermediate hikers - Please see photo album to gauge the level of difficulty: https://www.meetup.com/los-angeles-hiking-group/photos/30175430/ High-Intermediate, Advanced, and Advanced+ level hikers/athletes are cordially invited and welcome !!! Expect to be sweat-soaked and get your heart rate up to its maximum bpm for 10 to 30 minutes at a time - excellent CARDIO and lower-body STRENGTH TRAINING. It may be extreme. This will be a full 2 hours. We may jog/run/sprint up inclines and flats - if everyone is up for it. There may be two 5 minute scenic breaks, depending on the group conscience. Adventurously trailblazing !!! We might have to bust a few branches while we explore new ridges, trails, routes, etc. At the very least, we'll be on "the road less traveled !" However, we will avoid all areas dense with poison oak or foxtails. Our routes may be different each time, but always maintain the same, great level of difficulty. No dogs, because there will be moments when we will be climbing like 4x4s - yes, like 4x4s ! We start ON TIME. Plan ahead for freeway traffic, traffic inside the park, including when the parking lots are being used by movie crews, etc. Let's consider everyone's time and allow ourselves enough cushion to avoid missing any scheduled hikes. There may be snakes ! Excellent hygiene and trail etiquette - courteous, respectful, and vigilant about each other's safety - goes without saying ! Please contact me with any questions. Also, if you're thinking about trying it, but would like to request any accommodations (day, time, difficulty level). Please be aware that Assistant Organizers, Event Hosts, and support hikers are volunteers and organize hikes without compensation and assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, 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 you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and Event Hosts from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. Please see the Meetup terms of service agreement http://www.meetup.com/terms/

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Explore Griffith Park

2700 N Vermont Ave

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