2081 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Feliz Village
Beginning in Los Feliz Village at Coffe Bean & Tea Leaf. Find metered parking before the weekend rush.
This is mostly trail running, and we will go at a 10-12 minute mile pace on the easy inclines. This includes about 2 miles of steep or difficult inclines which we will be walking/hiking.
If you are a 10 minute miler, you will complete this in 1 1/2 hours, due to some hills. If you are a casual 12 minute miler, expect 2 hours, for rest and recouperation from hills.
We will take one hydration break at the top of Hogback Trail.
WHAT TO BRING
Nothing, if you are fit. Feel free to come and "minimalist" run with light shoes and shorts. If you are not fit, however, bring 1 liter of water and sunscreen, because you could be dehydrated from being in the sun.
Liberally apply sunscreen!
Do not wear hiking boots or flip-flops because you cannot run in them. No backpacks, purses, satchels; carry water or wear minimalist hydration pack if you don't think you can complete.
We will slow run and walk the first mile uphill to the trailhead accross from the Greek Theater. We will then fast run 3/4 mile of the Aberdeen Trail to the intersection of Vista del Valle DriveTrail and Hogback Trail.
We will walk/hike the steep Hogback Trail for about 3/4 mile to Dante's View Garden and drinking fountain. [The drinking fountain was not working, so carry water if you are not fit.]
If you are fit you can run up to Mount Hollywood, while we break at the halfway mark. It is roughly a 50 minute run to the garden, and 30 minutes, running fast, downhill to Los Feliz Village. Again, if you are not fit, expect to double these times, and carry water.
We will then fast run 3 miles back to Los Feliz on the shallow fire roads, continuing on the East side of Mt. Hollywood and, at the 5-way junction, taking the 1/2 mile Westward looping fire road. No side trails or shortcuts please - you are running and that's not safe.
We will run to the Observatory, past the public restrooms, to the downside trailhead at the East side of the Observatory.
We will take the fire trails back to the Greek Theater - turning left at the intersection of the Western Boulevard/Ferndale intersection. We will come out of the trail on the opposite side of the Greek Theater, at the park entrance. We will fast run down the grassy medians turning left on Vermont and ending back at the Coffee.
This is a 6 mile loop and is consistent with a beginner trail run. There is a 11 mile loop if you continue on from the Dante's View Garden to the Hollywood sign. The 11 mile loop goes along the Ridge Trail which is in disrepair.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK, GENERAL RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
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All persons who click RSVP for this event wish to participate in running and hiking steep fire roads.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
I acknowledge that I have voluntarily chosen to participate in the above-referenced program and that I represent and warrant to the organizer that I have recently completed another 6 mile run at a pace no slower than 12 minutes per mile. I also acknowledge and understand that neither organizer nor the Los Angeles Hiking Group has made any representations whatsoever regarding my personal safety or that of my property, while I am participating in the program. I understand and acknowledge my duty to educate myself regarding the risks that this program presents, including but not limited to the possibility of bodily injury including broken bones, soft tissue damage, emotional distress, and even death incurred while participating in athletic activities; risks associated with travel to and from the event; including commercial, private and/or public means of transportation; risks associated with returning to my residence after athletic activities.
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