• SUNDAY HIKE ,WINDING TRAILS,VIEWS,SUNSET SKY'S OVER HOLLYWOOD SIGN..SMILES!FUN!
    THIS IS MIX PACE HIKE.SNAILS 🐌 , TURTLES🐢 AND RABITS🐰! PURPOSE IS GOOD WORKOUT, FUN AND ENJOYING WILDERNESS WITH STUNNING VIEWS. ***MEETING NEXT TO STEPS PARKING LOT 2..MERRY GO ROUND.*** **Advanced - BEGINNER OK *** Hike Location: Griffith Park Distance: , 5 miles plus Approx. Elevation Gain: 1000 ft + Hike "ALWAYS PLAN YOUR TRAVEL TIME SO YOU CAN BE ON TIME FOR HIKE" DURING HIKE FOLLOW HIKE LEADER INSTRUCTIONS AND STAY WITH GROUP FOR YOUR AND GROUP SAFETY. FOR EMERGENCY ..RANGER STATION PHONE#(323)[masked] FINE PRINT : Wildlife (snakes, bobcats, mountain lions etc) seen in the park, be aware of your surroundings and stay alert at all times. ITEMS TO CONSIDER : Hiking boots, Trail running shoes ,appropriate amount of water according to your need, Layered clothing in case it's cold. Long pants in case it's hot, to prevent being bitten by insects. Mosquito and tick spray are recommended. Flashlight.hiking poles if you need it.Snacks ,electrolytes,small first aid kit...etc DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 5 North Bound Exit "Griffith Park exit" Make a right at the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp. Go about 0.7 mile to the next stop sign (4 way stop) and make a left turn. (There is a sign in the median stating "Merry-Go-Round Parking" with an arrow) 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 road to right for a short period of time, followed by a parking lot. We will meet at the far end of this parking lot (parking lot 2). From Interstate 5 South Bound Go West on Los Feliz. Make a right on Riverside Dr/Crystal Springs Dr into Griffith Park. Go two stop signs (4 way stop) and make a left turn. (There is a sign in the median stating "Merry-Go-Round Parking" with an arrow) 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 road at right end of lot 1 drive few yards you will see parking lot 2. . Put these coordinates in google maps for exact directions from your location:[masked],[masked] Important Disclaimer and Release of Liability : The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. By signing up for event ,you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from you or your guest participation in the group activities.You must be aware of your health and abilities, limitations to participate in any event or outdoor activities. The Los Angeles Hiking Group, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from this event, or for any injuries or accidents incurred before, during, and after this event. If you sign up or participate in an event you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injuries and damages arising from, as a result of and associated with this event. In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: http://www.meetup.com/terms/

    Griffith Park Merry Go Round Lot 2

    Merry Go Round Lot Two · LOS ANGELES, CA

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  • Somnambulant Summit Sunrise #2 (5 miles, 1100' gain, 2.5 hours)
    • What we'll do Note: Please read this and pack the ten essentials for all day hikes, even quick short ones: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html. Fire/Significant Rain/Revolution/Apocalypse Cancels! No shows will be flagged and banned from my future hikes• Sleep is overrated! As a GLOBAL leader of extremely unpopular hikes posted on the Los Angeles Hiking Meetup, I hope to outdo myself this time by posting one that will permit attendees to arrive on the summit of Rocky Peak in time for sunrise at 7:03am! This vantage point should provide a fabulous view of the actual sun (the folks who print the warnings on plastic bags that say not to put them over your head have told me to state here that it is important to avoid staring at the sun), which I believe may continue to rise in the east even after the new Supreme Court begins its work. I will move at 2.5mph, even on the first steep mile of this mostly fire road hike in an effort to reach the summit by sunrise. You may move at your own pace. I hope to return to the cars by 8ish. Rocky Peak, at 2,714' is the third-highest point in the Santa Susana Mountains (The two other Valley points are Simi Peak and Mission Peak). Rocky Peak overlooks the San Fernando Valley, Chatsworth, the Simi Hills, and the Simi Valley and sits on the Los Angeles County–Ventura County line. The sun is approximately 93 million miles from our planet, which according to current text books, revolves around it.* • What to bring Water, good hiking or running shoes, a headlamp or flashlight, sun protection, snacks, a smile, 10 essentials. • Important to know STANDARD DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: By joining on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service: http://www.meetup.com/terms *Subject to change.

    Rocky Peak offramp 118 Freeway

    N 34.26729 W 118.63492 · Simi Valley, CA

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  • Explore Griffith Park
    This event was canceled.
  • TRAIL,RIDGES,PEAKS,SIGN, OBSERVATORY VIEWS,SATURDAY FUN HIKE!!
    ***MEETING NEXT TO STEPS PARKING LOT 2..MERRY GO ROUND.*** ***NOT A BEGINNER HIKE *** Hike Location: Griffith Park Distance: , 7 plus miles Approx. Elevation Gain: 1600 ft + Hike Classification: 7.5/10 (Semi-moderate to advance All ok) • If You getting late Put message in comments section, So we know if Group Be able to wait or No:). Try to stay with Group. Follow Hike leader Instructions for your and group safety. PLAN: USUALLY I DO MAKE CHANGES ACCORDING TO GROUP ENERGY AND STRENGTH 💪! WE WILL THOUGH TAKE SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WINDING TRAILS . TRUE WILDERNESS IMMERSION HOLLYWOOD SIGN WISDOM TREE BEE ROCK AMIR'S GARDEN COUGAR CAVES TEA HOUSE POINT SUNSET VISTA POINT OBSERVATORY THESE ARE SOME OF THE AMONG LONG LIST OF GRIFFITH PARK ATTRACTIONS THAT WE MAY TEASE AND TOUCH! LET'S MAKE IT FUN AND AWESOME WORKOUT, WHILE ENJOYING COMPANY OF BEAUTIFUL AMAZING FRIENDS!!! ☺☺ ☺ SMILES IS BEAUTIFUL THING! FINE PRINT : Wildlife (snakes, bobcats, mountain lions etc) seen in the park, be aware of your surroundings and stay alert at all times. ITEMS TO CONSIDER : Hiking boots, Trail running shoes ,appropriate amount of water according to your need, Layered clothing in case it's cold. Long pants in case it's hot, to prevent being bitten by insects. Mosquito and tick spray are recommended. Flashlight.hiking poles if you need it.Snacks ,electrolytes,small first aid kit...etc DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 5 North Bound Exit "Griffith Park exit" Make a right at the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp. Go about 0.7 mile to the next stop sign (4 way stop) and make a left turn. (There is a sign in the median stating "Merry-Go-Round Parking" with an arrow) 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 parking lot. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking lot (parking lot 2). From Interstate 5 South Bound Go West on Los Feliz. Make a right on Riverside Dr/Crystal Springs Dr into Griffith Park. Go two stop signs (4 way stop) and make a left turn. (There is a sign in the median stating "Merry-Go-Round Parking" with an arrow) 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. We will meet at the far end of this lighted parking . Put these coordinates in google maps for exact directions from your location:[masked],[masked] Important Disclaimer and Release of Liability : The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. The function of the organizer is only to organize this trip. Each person who signs up for a trip/hike/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests. By signing up for this trip, or any other event organized by me, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities. The Los Angeles Hiking Group, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from this event, or for any injuries or accidents incurred before, during, and after this event. If you sign up or participate in an event you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injuries and damages arising from, as a result of and associated with this event. In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: http://www.meetup.com/terms/ ( http://www.meetup.com/terms/ )

    Griffith Park

    4730 Crystal Springs Drive (Ranger Station) · Los Angeles, CA

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  • Hercules Moving Day
    After months of planning, we are going to save Hercules, the little Oak Tree that resides on top of Glendale Peak. I named him Hercules a couple years ago because he was still surviving after his friends all died in the same predicament....being planted 11 years ago in a place that trees don't grow. After the big fire in Griffith Park in 2007, this little tree was planted, along with 3 others, on top of Glendale Peak. Whoever planted these trees should have known better. 3 died within a year despite us having hiking parties and going up there with water. Many times over the years I have hiked up there by myself carrying water for Hercules. I missed going up for about 2 months in the recent summer months when it got so hot, and found Hercules half dead when I did return. It upset me. I realized if I (and we) did not continually carry water up there, Hercules would not survive. He needs to be transplanted to an area more fertile and conducive for tree growth. I have a pick and 2 shovels. If someone can bring more tools it would be helpful. I have fertilizer, Vitamin B1 (anti shock), and a bag to hold the roots. We will meet at the north end of Commonwealth. Park your cars on the street, and we will hike up to Joe Klass Water Stop and then to Glendale Peak, carrying our tools. Hopefully we will have enough people and tools that we can station some to dig a hole at a certain picked spot at Joe Klass, while the others go up to the Peak to extricate Hercules.

    At the top of Commonwealth Ave. in Los Feliz

    N. Commonwealth Ave. · Los Angeles, CA

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  • Somnambulant Summit Sunrise #1 (4 miles, 1350' gain, 2 hours)
    • What we'll do Note: Please read this and pack the ten essentials for all day hikes, even quick short ones: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/ten-essentials.html. Fire/Significant Rain/Revolution/Apocalypse Cancels! No shows will be flagged and banned from my future hikes• Sleep is overrated! As a GLOBAL leader of extremely unpopular hikes posted on the Los Angeles Hiking Meetup, I hope to outdo myself this time by posting one that will permit attendees to arrive on the summit of 2771' Mission Point in the eastern edge of the Santa Susana range above Granada Hills in time for sunrise at 7:03am! This should provide a fabulous view of the actual sun (the folks who print the warnings on plastic bags that say not to put them over your head have told me to state here that it is important to avoid staring at the sun), which I believe may continue to rise in the east even after the new Supreme Court begins its work. I will move at 2.5mph, even on steep uphills and rutted trails. You may move at your own pace. I hope to return to the cars by 8ish. Mission Point, at 2,771 feet, is the highest of three peaks in the San Fernando Valley on the Sierra Club's Great Lower Peaks List, a compilation of about 75 climbable Southern California peaks that are less than 5,000 feet in elevation. (The two other Valley points are Simi Peak and Rocky Peak.). The sun is approximately 93 million miles from our planet, which according to current text books, revolves around it.* The views from the top of Mission Peak are spectacular. You can see all of the San Fernando Valley, downtown and — on clear days — Catalina Island and Ventura Harbor. At the top, there's a stone monument with a plaque that says the trail is dedicated to Mario A. De Campos. He was a physician and active hiker who loved the local mountains. • What to bring Water, good hiking or running shoes, a headlamp or flashlight, sun protection, snacks, a smile, 10 essentials. • Important to know STANDARD DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: By joining on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service: http://www.meetup.com/terms *Subject to change.

    Mission Peak from Neon Way

    12999 Neon Way · Granada Hills, CA

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  • Bike Night Cardio
    BNC PULSE Instead of sitting on the couch all night, or in a sweat box, grab your bike and join us for a BNC bike workout. The rides include sprints, pace-line practice, & hill climbs. You will see places and things from a different perspective, it's pretty cool. Plus being outside feels great! The Week #1 - Need for Speed ride is considered the intro to BNC Pulse and it's an ideal ride for those that are new to the road cycling sport. Difficulty: BNC rides are for Intermediate to Advance level cyclists. The miles and elevation gain will increase from week to week (Monthly Plan below). You must do a Week #1 ride first before doing any other ride. A Week #3 or #4 ride should not be your first ride. If you do not ride regularly the rides will be to difficult. We are a Social Group introducing new bicycle riders to long distance riding. We have had over 20+ people who have done their first Century (100 Mile) Ride with our support and training. *****The pace & routes are NOT for Beginners.***** Routes & Pace: all rides require might every week. There are no bailout points but participants can turn back at any point. The routes will be on bike paths, & mostly along bike "friendly streets". The goal on every ride will be to average 16-mph start-to-finish. No speed records will be broken and riders in the mood for a little extra pedal-power are encouraged to do sprints between points. You should know the bicycle rules of the road. The BNC rides are intended to help build pedal endurance, burn calories, and tone our legs but they are fun workout rides. If an unforeseen incident occurs (flat tire, etc.) we'll regroup and help out. No Rider Left Behind. However, participants must be prepared to deal with getting back to the start on their own if necessary. Bicycle Rules, Safety, and Etiquette: (http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffdl37.htm) (http://www.bicyclela.org/SafetyEtiquette.htm) Monthly Plan: rides subject to cancellation or plan changed Week #1 - Need for Speed - 20 to 25 miles, speed work, pace line, mostly flat route, back to the start in about 2-hours. Week #2 - Cadence Spin - 20 to 25 miles, flats, some small hills, back to the start in about 2-hours. Week #3 - Revolutions Excursion - 25 to 30 miles, speed work, bigger hill(s), back to the start in about 2.5-hours. Week #4 - Crank It Up! - 25 to 35 miles, either ride longer, do more hills, or combination of the two, back to the start in about 2.5 to 3-hours. Meet Up Time, Location, & Directions: Arrive at 6:45 PM & ROLL at 7:00 PM (sooner if all RSVPs arrive) Give yourself time to park, gather your bike/things and be ready to roll at the start time. NoHo Post Office - in front (Directions CLICK HERE) Parking on Chandler & other nearby streets; check posted signs. Metro parking lot nearby too. Recommend: - Road, geared, tuned bike - helmet (mandatory), gloves, head warmer - spare tube(s), small pump - Bike lights: rear & front (mandatory) - Lightweight layers, wind breaker jacket, etc. - Water & snacks - Cell phone, cash/cc for emergency - Pump tires: rear max psi & front 5 psi below max Suggested psi range is located on side of tires. IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Please ensure that you are in good health before participating in an activity like this one. My function as an assistant organizer is only to organize the events and I assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a bike ride, 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.

    Needs a location

  • MT Hollywood Cardio Workout Hike for Better Body Mind Soul!
    Please study the map of the meeting place carefully as there has been reports in the past of GPS taking you to the wrong location. Hosted by:DAN K INTRO: 6:30PM START TIME:6:45PM SUITABLE FOR: **SEMI-BEGINNER TO ADVANCED LEVEL ** PARK LAST PARKING LOT CLOSE TO STOP SIGN CRYSTAL SPRING SIDE NEAR PONY RIDES. AWAY FROM LOS FELIZ BLVD SIDE. WE WILL HAVE TWO GROUPS TO ACCOMMODATE HIKERS WITH DIFFERENT LEVEL OF HIKING ABILITIES. Difficulty Level: Semi -Beginners to advance level all ok. Join us for a great evening workout to Mt. Hollywood Peak in Griffith Park starting from The Pony Center on the east side of the park. The views of the city lights are amazing and it sure beats that boring treadmill/stair master in the gym. Chances are you'll get a much better workout too. WHAT TO BRING: - Headlamp (best) or flashlight and spare batteries (important) - Trail running shoes with plenty of traction (important) - Hydration system (best) or a bottle with water or Gatorade etc. - Your cell phone (make sure organizer has your number) - Layered clothing including a light wind breaker jacket (fall to spring). TRAINING CONCEPT: This will essentially be a form of interval training, which is actually quite effective for increasing your cardio capacity/fitness level. Since we are all at different fitness levels some of us will likely keep a faster pace than others. We'll all try to push ourselves a bit to get our heart rate up and then catch our breath and re-group at the junctions and tops. DIFFICULTY: INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED You already need to be pretty well conditioned for this workout. Although the distance is short this is a high intensity workout and several sections are quite steep and not suitable for someone just getting into hiking and/or is a bit "out of shape". We'll keep a fast pace power-walking uphill to get our heart rate up in order to improve our conditioning. Since we typically do different trails every week the difficulty and distance varies. In general the workouts are easiest the first Thursday of the month and hardest the last Thursday of the month. NOTE: We may split into two groups, an intermediate level group lead by Dan K. and an advanced level group lead by Stein. We typically do this after we start the hike so you get an idea of which group you belong in. THE PLAN: We'll meet at the picnic tables (see photo below) by the Pony Center at 6:30 PM, do some stretching and briefing before getting started at 6:45 PM. Then we'll head up one of several trail options from there which will eventually takes us to Mt Hollywood. At the peak we'll catch our breath for a few minutes while enjoying the city view before heading back down a different way (usually). DISTANCE & ELEVATION GAIN: About 5-6 miles and about 1800-2000+ ft or so cumulative elevation gain/loss depending on trail option. TIME REQUIRED: About 2+ hours or so PARKING: There should be plenty of (free) parking at the Pony Center parking lot. Note: The parking lot is not lit at night. NO SHOWS: It is inconsiderate to the organizer, participants, and other members to RSVP and not show up, therefore I am registering no-shows. For this event you need to change your RSVP to "No" minimum 30 minutes before the start of the event. If you have multiple no-shows on your record you will be considered unreliable may not be admitted to some events. If something happens on your way, so you can't make it, please call/text the organizer. Important Disclaimer and Release of Liability : The organizer (me) of this trip is a volunteer and is not a professional guide. By signing up for event ,you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizer (me) of this hike from and against any and all liability arising from you or your guest participation in the group activities.You must be aware of your health and abilities, limitations to participate in any event or outdoor activities. The Los Angeles Hiking Group, its organizer, assistant organizers, event organizers are not responsible for any injuries or accidents that may occur carpooling to and from this event, or for any injuries or accidents incurred before, during, and after this event. If you sign up or participate in an event you acknowledge that you freely and voluntarily agree to assume all risks of injuries and damages arising from, as a result of and associated with this event. In addition, you and your guests are acknowledging that you agree to the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2: http://www.meetup.com/terms/

    4400 Crystal Springs Drive Los Angeles Ca 90027

    4400 Crystal Springs Drive · Los Angeles

  • Conditioning Hike @ Griffith Park
    Location meetup: Griffith Park merry go round parking lot 2; North side by the staircase. Hiking destination: Mount Hollywood Hiking distance: 4-5 miles depending on route. Route: usually we take the fastest/ steepest trails. What to bring: 1. Water 2. Jacket or sweater, might be chilly at the top 3. Hiking boots or trail runners with good traction. 4. Trekking poles if required. 5. Flashlight but only with red light. (Probably wont need it.) Not a beginner hike. No dogs please.

    Needs a location

  • Quick Waterfall Walk (4 miles, 550' gain, 2 hours) in Thousand Oaks
    This is an approximately 4 mile walk with little gain done at a standard 2.4 mph pace that will pass by two waterfalls and get us back to the cars by 10am. I have a hard stop at 10. I will cross post with Ventura County based Hike to Health meetup. The theme is 'As Falls Paradise, so Falls Paradise Falls.' My goal is to get a quick walk and some fresh air between work commitments. We'll start out on the Indian Creek trail and head to the bottom of the canyon to pass by two lovely suburban waterfalls and shaded streams and dale. Bring some water, hiking shoes, and as many of the ten essentials as you want to carry in suburbia. STANDARD DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY: By joining on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service: http://www.meetup.com/terms

    Tennis Court parking lot

    635 W Avenida de Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA · Thousand Oaks, CA

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