Join me on yet another garden walk for beginner hikers on up. This time we’ll visit the Descanso Gardens in La Canada while flowers are still in bloom. Descanso Gardens is an urban retreat of year-round natural beauty, internationally renowned botanical collections and spectacular seasonal horticultural displays. In 1953, Descanso founder E. Manchester Boddy preserved these 160 acres of gardens, woodlands and chaparral for future generations to experience the natural heritage and beauty of Southern California. Parking is free and the entrance fee is $9:00. Seniors 65 and over $6.
This event will have all of us wonder about on the trails in The Descanso Gardens. There’s a loop trail there as well which has a 150′ elevation gain which we all will take.
DESCANSO GARDENS (https://www.descansogardens.org/visit/plan-your-visit/#hours)
While in the Gardens I will be having lunch at The DESCANSO CAFÉ before returning home. Check out Yelps review below.
CAFE DESCANSO (https://www.yelp.com/biz/caf%C3%A9-descanso-la-canada)
MEETUP LOCATION AND TIME: Descanso Garden’s parking lot at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada at 10:00 a.m. Use Google Maps for directions there.
DISTANCE: 2+ miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 200+’
TRAIL DESCRIPTION: Walkways throughout the gardens and a tougher trail along the upper portion of the Gardens.
THE PACE: We’re going to stay together, so no faster than the slowest person
DURATION: I’d like to get back to the cars before 2:00 p.m.
LEVEL: Beginners on up
MY CELL# IS: 805-358-5972
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