Well – this has been on my to-do list for a long, long time … and now it’s finally happening: I’m leading a group hike!

In what I hope will become a semi-regular event, at 9AM on Sunday, June 16th, I will lead a hike to Cahuenga Peak up the western side of Griffith Park with a short side trip to L.A.’s very own Wisdom Tree.

We’ll meet at the corner of Lake Hollywood and Wonder View Drive (plenty of free street parking), head up the trail to the tree and then take the fun, rugged route to Cahuenga Peak and the Hollywood Sign before backtracking our steps. The whole thing should probably take less than 2 hours – but it depends on how big the group is (most of the trail is single track so there may be some bottlenecks).

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Because this is a first time thing, you are all coming along at your own risk. Everyone should bring their own ten essentials (extra water if it’s hot!) and we’ll do our best to go at a moderate pace for everyone. This hike has a few steep drop offs and slippery areas but is suitable for all but the clumsiest beginners. Dogs are OK in Griffith Park – just please make sure your four-legged friend is well behaved and has enough water.

Read everything you need to know about the trail right here – and I hope to see you on June 16th!

Just so I have an idea of how many people to expect, please RSVP on the Facebook Event Page (or if you’re not into social media, just leave a comment).

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Modern Hiker, Author of "Day Hiking Los Angeles," Walking Meditator, Native Plant Enthusiast.





7 Comments

Eileen Jun 7, 2013 15:06

Sadly, I can't make the hike, will be on a climbing/camping trip in Smith Rock, Oregon. Have fun!

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Casey Schreiner May 25, 2013 12:05In reply to: Skyhiker

We'll try to wave! :)

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Skyhiker May 24, 2013 23:05

I'll be working at the Observatory that day, but I'll make a point of popping into the Camera Obscura room a few times and think of you guys. :D The little tree atop Burbank Peak stands out nicely as the quasi-Camera Obscura rotates around and shows everyone a panorama of the landscape surrounding the Observatory. Then, of course, it swings on over to Mount Lee and the Hollywood sign.

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Dree May 24, 2013 20:05

Sounds awesome, we will be at the big father's day weekend beach soccer tournament in Santa Monica.

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Tyler Tebbs May 24, 2013 10:05

I love the Cahuenga Peak. There is nothing better than standing on top of the peak overlooking the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angelas Basin. I wish I was available to go!

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Eileen May 23, 2013 20:05

Penciling it in! It's Father's Day that day and I'm supposed to do a photoshoot that week which might fall on this day, but if I'm free and in town I'll be there!

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Kristin Sabo May 23, 2013 10:05

Cool! Hopefully I can make this. Not sure right now. :-)

Clarification: Dogs are OK in Griffith Park - on leash only. Leash law is enforced.

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