Past Meetup

Tuesday Night Trailblaze

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12 people went

Griffith Park (Google Maps coordinates: 34.133335, -118.284900)

Fire Road · 90027, CA

How to find us

Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Merry Go Round sign between parking lots, details below)

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Details

Are you looking to add a cardio workout during the week? Join us on a TNT power-hike! The workouts are fast-pace, short bursts up/down steep sections, and light jogging. We'll burn calories, build strength, and increase stamina. Pack light for a fun, rapid pace hike!

Difficulty: (ADVANCED)
This is NOT a slow pace hike. The difficulty level is NOT for beginner or intermediate hikers. This IS a high intensity workout hike up/down steep sections and few breaks. You will use your hands to grab and hoist up/down at times. You must already be well conditioned before attempting a TNT power-hike.

Meet up Time:
6:50 PM to 7:00 PM (hike starts at 7pm; sooner if all RSVP members arrive)

Distance: 3.5 to 7 miles Elevation Gain: 900' to 1800'

Time Required: 1.5 to 2.5 hours

Meet Up Spot: Merry Go Round sign (click here) on sidewalk between Lot #1 & Lot #2

Recommend:
- Good traction soft-shell hike/trail running shoe
- Water: Hydration system, bottles, or sports drink
- Lightweight layer, wind breaker jacket
- Snack: fruit, Energy Gel, gorp
- Headlamp (best) or flashlight
- Cell phone
Optional:
- Small camera
- Trekking Poles
- Gators
Direction to Parking Lot #2 & Meet Up Spot
From 134 Freeway:
( Note: Griffith Park Dr. is a dark single lane route; Los Felix Blvd may be an easier route)
EXIT Forest Lawn Dr (If driving Westbound go straight, from Eastbound go Right). Go LEFT on Zoo Drive Go RIGHT on Griffith Park Drive Road weaves through Griffith Park for about 3-miles Go RIGHT on Crystal Springs Road Go RIGHT at next Stop Sign, no street sign, but look for a Merry Go Round signs pointing RIGHT , drive on the road a bit & make a sharp RIGHT into Parking Lot #1, as you enter Lot #1 STAY LEFT, drive to the last aisle, and then Go RIGHT toward Parking Lot #2 (lot with lights). You should see the Meet Up Spot (Merry Go Round sign) on the right as you drive from Lot #1 to Lot #2. Park & then walk to the sign.
From Los Feliz Boulevard
Driving WEST on Los Feliz Blvd. Make a RIGHT on Riverside Drive into Griffith Park. Go TWO STOP SIGNS and make a LEFT & drive on the road a bit & make a sharp RIGHT turn into a Parking Lot #1, as you enter Lot #1 STAY LEFT, drive to the last aisle, and then Go RIGHT towards Parking Lot #2 (lot with lights). You should see the Meet Up Spot (Merry Go Round sign) on the right as you drive from Lot #1 to Lot #2. Park & then walk to the sign.

IMPORTANT:
Please ensure that you are in good health before participating in a high intensity activity like this one. My function as an assistant organizer is only to organize the hikes and I assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any outdoor activity, and you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release, and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and event hosts of this Meetup Group from, and against any, and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.