Past Meetup

Descanso Gardens overlook trail -#2 of 4 musical monkey hikes this weekend

This Meetup is past

11 people went

Price: $0.09 /per person

Stancrest trailhead-Descanso motorway

3200 Stancrest Drive · La Canada Flintridge, CA

How to find us

park just east of the freeway underpass on Stancrest Drive. Ignore the map link above, it is probably wrong.

Location image of event venue

Details

An exploration of the Rim of the Valley Trail system: to the hills above Descanso Gardens ending at Cerro Negro Peak with beautiful views of the city and surrounding mountains. Mostly out and back route except we will loop around Cerro Negro peak.

photo swiped from http://alltrails.com/trail/us/california/cherry-canyon-owl-lizs-loop-cerro-negro-trails

LENGTH: 5 miles on mostly wide fire-road, some single-track at the top

Elevation Gain: 600 feet from trailhead to Cerro Negro

PHOTOS FROM OUR LAST HIKE HERE:

http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=1156820

BRING: WATER, HAT, SUNSCREEN, COMFY SHOES, AND SNACKS

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE TRAIL MAP:
http://photos4.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/8/6/3/d/highres_19834365.jpeg

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DIRECTIONS TO PARKING:
The hike is in the Cities of Glendale and La Canada-Flintridge, just south of the Descanso Gardens botanical garden and starts where Stancrest Drive goes under the 2 Freeway.

FROM THE SOUTH: Take the 2 freeway to the Verdugo Blvd. offramp, and turn left. (DO NOT TAKE THE VERDUGO ROAD OFFRAMP FROM HIGHWAY 2, IT IS 5 MILES SOUTH OF THE CORRECT OFFRAMP!!!!. CONTINUE NORTH TO VERDUGO BLVD! OFFRAMP) You will be heading west and go under the freeway. At the first street past the freeway on ramp, turn left onto Valihi Way. Follow Valihi south and turn left onto Stancrest. Follow Stancrest and stay to the left when the road forks. Soon Stancrest will go underneath the freeway. Just past the underpass is the trailhead. Park there.

FROM THE NORTH: take the 210 east to the Oceanview Blvd. offramp, and go south (right turn). Follow Oceanview to Verdugo Blvd. and turn left onto Verdugo. Then turn right onto Valihi Way and Follow Valihi south and turn left onto Stancrest. Follow Stancrest and stay to the left when the road forks. Soon Stancrest will go underneath the freeway. Just past the underpass is the trailhead. Park there.

FROM THE EAST: take the 210 west to the Oceanview Blvd. offramp, and go south (left turn). Follow Oceanview to Verdugo Blvd. and turn left onto Verdugo. Then turn right onto Valihi Way and Follow Valihi south and turn left onto Stancrest. Follow Stancrest and stay to the left when the road forks. Soon Stancrest will go underneath the freeway. Just past the underpass is the trailhead. Park there.

FROM THE WEST: Take the 101 freeway, until it turns into the 134 freeway and follow it all the way to Glendale, then take the 2 freeway north and exit at Verdugo Road. Turn left at Verdugo and left again at Valihi Way. Turn left at Stancrest Drive and stay to the left when the road forks. Soon Stancrest will go underneath the freeway. Just past the underpass is the trailhead. Park there.

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