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Griffith Park Hike to Glendale Peak

  • Jul 8, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Griffith Park

We will take a 4 mile/800ft hike to Glendale Peak. This hike is @ 90 minutes.

The fine print:
Wildlife (snakes, bobcats, mountain lions etc) seen in the park, be aware of your surroundings and stay alert at all times. Polite dogs on leashes are allowed.

Legend for hikes: These hikes run year 'round every Tuesday. In the leader's (subjective) mind, the hikes are generally easiest the first Tuesday of the month and most challenging the last Tuesday of the month, with everything progressive in between. Beginners are encouraged to come to the first Tuesday of the month. Beginners will receive doses of encouragement the second Tuesday of the month to keep up if unable. The 3-4-5 Tuesday's of the month it is expected anyone that can't keep up with the leader will turn back.

 

Some of the rangers have begun to enforce that hikers only hike on designated trails, although there are no firm rules stated. We may go in areas the rangers consider ticketable. We haven't encountered any problems in the past.


Bring Along:

Hiking boots and at least 1 Liter Water. Layered clothing in case it's cold. Long pants in case it's hot, to prevent being bitten by insects. Mosquito and tic spray (available at Sports Chalet) are recommended.

No bright (white) flashlights please. Red, Blue flashlights are ok.

 

If you get to the lot after we meet, Sierra Club hikes start at 7:00PM on the opposite end of the lot.
We do start ON TIME, no matter how much traffic is on the freeways, inside the park, including if our parking lots are being used by movie crews. Allow yourself enough time for any unexpected surprises.

From 134 Freeway:
(Note, if you are not familiar with Griffith Park Drive, this is a dark single lane route. You are better off taking I5 directions)

Exit Forest Lawn. (If coming from Westbound go straight, from Eastbound, Go Right). Make a left on Zoo Drive. Make a right hand turn on Griffith Park Drive. Road weaves through Griffith Park. Continue on road until you hit Crystal Springs Road. Make a right hand turn on Crystal Springs. There's no street sign at the next stop sign, but there should be a sign in the median stating the Merry Go Round is to the right. Make a right hand turn. Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot. Go through the parking lot. You'll hit a small dark road (it's lit if it's daylight savings time) for a short period of time, followed by a brightly lit lot. Park in the back of the lot (the part you entered in). Meet at the back of the lot, where the driveway to the lower part of the lot is. It's close to the "No Practice Driving Allowed" sign is.

From Interstate 5 (either direction)
Go West on Los Feliz. Make a right on Riverside drive into Griffith Park. Go two stop signs and make a left turn. Continue up the road. The road forces you to make a sharp right hand turn into a parking lot. Go through the parking lot. You'll hit a small dark road (it's lit if it's daylight savings time) for a short period of time, followed by a brightly lit lot. Park in the back of the lot (the part you entered in). Meet at the back of the lot, where the driveway to the lower part of the lot is. It's close to the "No Practice Driving Allowed" sign is.


Where to meet: If you know the park well, it is Merry Go Round Lot #2, just at the path to the lower lot.

If you'd like a visual, here is a map.

http://angeles.sierraclub.org/griffith/griffith_park_map.html

Put these coordinates in google maps for exact directions from your location:
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  • Taylor V.

    Man oh man was that fun. I really enjoyed running all over the place hahaha.

    1 · July 9, 2014

    • Jason S.

      I thought you were being chased by bees

      1 · July 9, 2014

    • Taylor V.

      hahaha No, I was just chasing myself. Then I was being chased by an invisible dinosaur lol.

      July 9, 2014

  • Jason S.

    That was a lot of fun
    See you all next time!

    2 · July 8, 2014

    • Daniel A.

      Where did u guys meet up ? Coz I got there on time n didn't see nobody.

      July 8, 2014

    • Francine

      It was exactly where the coordinates told you to go at the second Merry Go Round lot. They were right at the entrance to the list when ipulled in. It was my first time.

      1 · July 8, 2014

  • Karen

    Sorry to miss - my class ran long and there was no way to get there in time

    July 8, 2014

  • Daniel A.

    Nobody show up

    July 8, 2014

    • Francine

      There was a pretty good sized group. They left at exactly 6:30.I almost missed them as well as I was turning into the parking lot as they started walking out but was able to run and catch up.

      July 8, 2014

  • Nova

    Won't make it in time. :(

    July 8, 2014

    • Thomas

      well I was on my way but I obviously didn't make I it by the 630 deadline. traffic is much worse then for the 7 o'clock start times. 40 minutes to go 12 miles just isn't worth it.

      July 8, 2014

  • Pedro E.

    Is there anybody from Culver City or neighborhood to help me with a ride back home, after the meeting? I don't have a car, and I'm still getting to know the town. Thanks in advance.

    July 7, 2014

  • Efrain

    Wanted to share this with everyone! Live latin music this Thursday at the Autry's center patio! Come shake your bums out!

    http://theautry.org/programs/music-festivals/sizzling-summer-nights

    July 7, 2014

  • Noah R.

    Are dogs allowed?

    July 6, 2014

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