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harder Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike, plus optional garlic-fest at Gaby's

NOTE: CHANGE IN PARKING LOCATION FOR START OF HIKE

 

PARK ON DON LORENZO DRIVE, WHICH IS LOCATED OFF OF LA BREA AVENUE

 

GPS SEARCH LOCATION: "4851 Don Lorenzo Drive, Los Angeles" or

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Take 2 hours EVERY MONDAY--we get a 360 degree view from Downtown L.A. to Malibu to Palos Verdes and can watch the sunset.

 

WHEN: 6:00 to 8 pm, which is when the rangers start telling us to go home.

MEET: Lots of cool people

MEET WHERE?: at the Kenneth Hahn park--at the top of the Baldwin Hills.

DIFFICULTY: Easy, then hard in the middle, with 200 feet elevation gain on a steep, but short trail. Then we do more civilized relatively level trails, but there will be a 2 or 3 more short steep climbs later.

 

Lots of restrooms and water fountains.

PARKING: free.

DOGS: are allowed in the park on a leash

 

BRING HEADLAMP OR FLASHLIGHT, WATER, COMFORTABLE SHOES, MAYBE A HAT IF IT'S HOT...

 

LEGAL STUFF: by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

 

OPTIONAL DINNER: 8:15 PM-- AT GABY'S EXPRESS, (MEDITERRANEAN Chicken, beef and vegetarian), lots of garlic sauce if you like it. LOCATED AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LA CIENEGA AND WASHINGTON BLVD. (2901 La Cienega, which is 2.5 miles mile north of the hiking spot) http://www.gabysexpress.com/

(go south on La Brea, turn right at Stocker Street, turn right on La Cienega, go 2 mile north and turn left at Washington Blvd)


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A LITTLE HISTORY: SEE THE VIDEOS OF THE BALDWIN HILLS DAM BURSTING ON DECEMBER 14, 1963

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIeNM8cm6J8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjfa-c8KUDw

PART OF OUR TRAIL LOOPS AROUND THE FORMER L.A. CITY RESERVOIR

 

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CHECK MY GUIDE TO THE MOST AWESOME HIKES IN L.A.:

http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com/p/list-of-hikes-i-lead.html

 

ALSO, CHECK OUT MY CALENDAR COMPILING ALL MEETUP GROUP HIKES IN THE LA AREA: http://lameetuphikes.blogspot.com

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(photo by Puck)

(Photo by "That John Guy")

 

 

 

 

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  • Jennifer B.

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Doug N.

    Fun group of people. Perfect hike for a Monday! Not too easy....not too hard....not too short...not too long

    September 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do we find them Meetup group at the parking address?

    September 23, 2013

    • rexfrankel

      cross to the west side of La Brea at Don Lorenzo drive, and climb the stairs to the big park map sign. Hike leaves at 6:05 max. And dogs on leash are OK.

      September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, this would be my first meetup hike, the info said dogs are allowed on a leash, I hope to bring my 12lb terrier if no one on the hike has an issue:)

    September 23, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    This is the first hike after my 1 year LA Hiking Meetup anniversary on 9/19. Woo hoo! Happy anniversary to me. And it's my first meetup hike after that pesky surgery. Doc says it's okay for me to hike, so to the trails I'm a headin'. Just might not be 100% yet, but gotta start somewhere sometime. :)

    September 22, 2013

    • Kim C

      Glad to see you back on the trails!

      September 22, 2013

  • Erika W.

    Hi Rex,
    Did you cancel the Baldwin Hills Ridgeline loop hike on Sept 25? Please let me know, thanks :)

    September 22, 2013

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