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Arroyo Seco hike to spillway dam

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us for a 9 mile round trip hike along the Arroyo Seco trail.

This isn’t exactly a beginner hike, but if you are looking for a long hike, but one that doesn’t have killer elevation gain, this would be a good choice. You’ll see a lot of riverside vegetation of dense thickets of alders and sycamores that have grown back since the Station Fire 10 years ago that provide a good deal of shade. You will see the Angeles Crest highway weaving way above us. Overall, this is a very pleasant, fun hike.

We will hike to a large spillway dam, taking a break at the Gould Mesa campground, where there are picnic tables and outhouses.

Mileage: 9 miles

Elevation gain/loss: about 900 feet gently sloping. Time: 4 hours max including breaks and chilling at spillway.

Make sure you have your outdoor essentials: sunscreen, hat, basic first aid, plenty of water (about 2 liters), extra laces, phone, proper footwear, dress for the weather, snacks/lunch.

LEGAL STUFF: by going 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 especially paragraph 6.2:


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May 18
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Lower Arroyo Seco
2886 N. Windsor Ave
Altadena, CA US
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Los Angeles Hiking Group

Trail statistics are approximate.  For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.

Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.

The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Hiking With Dean Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities per the ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND LIABILITY WAIVER.

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