THE THIRD IN OUR SERIES OF HIKES EXPLORING THE LITTLE KNOWN JEWELS IN L.A.'S RIM-OF-THE-VALLEY PARK SYSTEM
WHERE: Elsmere Canyon park
WHAT'S THERE: A loop hike to oak trees, caves, a small waterfall (in winter), 360 degree views of the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys
WHEN: Sunday October 17th from 2 to 6 PM
WHY: to celebrate the public acquisition of the major missing piece in the park and trail system that surrounds L.A.'s San Fernando Valley
TEMPERATURE: weather.com says it will be a perfect 75 degrees!!
HOW TO GET THERE: Take whatever freeway is near you to the 5 freeway where it splits into the 5 and 14 freeways in the north San Fernando Valley. Take the 14 freeway and at the first offramp called "Newhall Avenue" get off and go to the right. There is a big dirt parking lot and a sign saying "Whitney Canyon Park". If you park in the first dirt lot, parking is free, if you go past the gate, you have to pay to park. Don't worry, there are plenty of parking spaces.
DIFFICULTY/ELEVATION GAIN: 4/10...the hike totals 6 miles with 800 feet of elevation gain (from 1500 feet to 2300 feet) at the top of the Newhall Pass.
BRING: 2 quarts of water, hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, munchies
PHOTOS AND MAPS OF THE HIKE ARE HERE:
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DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:
I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.
Outdoor sports and other events we plan can be inherently dangerous and accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you're taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. The Los Angeles Hiking Meetup Group and it's organizers are not trained leaders and we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any Los Angeles Hikers Meetup events, you are releasing the Los Angeles Hikers Meetup Group and it's organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.