Event Details

Location: Los Angeles, Ca


Celebrate the week after the start of daylight savings time with a hike in Griffith Park.  With the sun rising an hour earlier, it’ll be easier to bypass the snooze alarm to get to a great Cornell group  aerobic workout while enjoying the awakening of spring blooms all around.  

We’ll start from Parking Lot 1 (the Sierra Club meets close by for night hikes Tues.-Th., 7-9pm.), just above the Merry-Go-Round (100 yards from the Ranger Station) in the middle of Griffith Park, hike up Fern Canyon Nature Trail to 5-Points to Vista View Point and up Hogback Trail to Mt. Hollywood (this is different from the Hollywood Sign) which overlooks the Observatory.  Down the same path.  Top-of-the-world views on much of the trail.  360-degree views on top from the Valley, to Malibu, downtown L.A., Catalina Island (on a clear day), Long Beach, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank….For beginners, this hike has a difficulty level of 6 on a scale from one to 10 owing to the somewhat steep grade of Hogback Trail.  And for experienced hikers, the difficulty level is a 4.

To see the path of our hike online click here.

Bring at least (2) 17-oz bottles of water, a hat, a good sun block and footwear that gives good traction to prevent slipping and sliding on any sandy sections.  You’ll be required to sign a waiver form before the hike starts.

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Time:  8:00 am arrival; we’ll leave at 8:15, down by around 10:30.  We start early: 1) to beat the heat and 2) to be down in time to enjoy the rest of the day.

Location:  Meet at Parking Lot 1 right above the Merry-Go-Round in the middle of Griffith Park

Parking: Free, easy parking in Parking Lot 1 or 2

Directions: Click on the Griffith Park Map site above.  Or Google the Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round or the Ranger Station. If you think you’re going to get lost, leave 15 minutes early. Jeff Hyman will have his cell phone on alert.

Cost: Free

RSVP: Click below to register.

More Info: Jeff Hyman at jmh876@yahoo.com or at 213.798.7730 (c)

Click here to reserve your spot(s)!