Past Meetup

Elysian Park Hike

Hosted by Los Angeles Hiking Group

Public group

This Meetup is past

46 people went

Portola Trail Head, Elysian Park

1578 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031 · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

location is in between the 5 Freeway and China Town

Location image of event venue


Intermediate Hike Level 5/6 out of 10

Distance: under 8 miles round trip

Time: under 4 hours.

Gals On the Go!(series): Beginner's Conditioning OK (those beginners who are fairly fit, but new to hiking...because the distance is about 8 miles, true beginners should not come even though there is not a whole lot of climbing to do). Trained by one of the best Hike leaders yet ... "Honest Shawn", Attractions at Elysian Park: LA Police academy, Dodger's Stadium, the Jungle area where Tarzan was filmed and housed many previously historical Hang out spots to many of the Los Angeles' barrio gangs in the 70's. (Blvd. Nights, movie reference)

Directions: Going north on Broadway, turn left on Meadow Road. It is the entry way into the Park and very obvious as it looks different than any other side street. (green lawns and buildings) You will see a sign (plaque) on a large stone on your left on the ground that says Portola Trail.

This turn off is just before the bridge that goes over the LA River.\ Parking along the road on either side

This is sign at entrance to Park off Broadway

Attention:There will be Inclines, trails, fire roads, paved roads, one shot at climbing, NO jumping, some jogging, some fast and slow walking.

The destination and the "amount of stops" are at the discretion of the Hike leader totally.

Our Focus is to CONDITION our fitness levels which includes Time, Distance, Inclines and Consistency ... Wear hiking shoes, trail runners or Running shoes, bring water, sunscreen, a thin jacket, camera, Mp3 player.

THIS IS NOT A PICK-UP HIKE ! Guys are welcome too ... but if you get weird or creepy, Zero Tolerance, TRUST !

" This will not be a RUNNING, TRAIL BLAZING or Death Marching EVENT.

" In Deeds we trust ! "

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