Distance – 9.25 miles
Elevation gain – 1700′
Difficulty – INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED-NO BEGINNERS!!!
No injuries or recent surgical procedures. (Yes I really have to say this…)
After all the recent rain, Griffith park is greener than it has been in a while. Saturday should be partly sunny with temps in the high 50s. Join us for this 9.5 mile fast paced hike that starts at Parking Lot 2. We will start by heading west to the Lower Beacon trail, then we will proceed up the Coolidge trail to 5 points and the Helipad. From there we head down the Riverside trail to the Greek Theater, then north to Mt. Hollywood. After spending a short time at Mt. Hollywood we will hike down the “3 mile trail” to Mt. Hollywood Drive and Vista Valle drive, past water tower 113 and finally the Bill Eckert trail back to the lot.
This will be a fast paced “brisk” hike intended to give us a good workout while enjoying the freshly green scenery. There will be no sweep on this hike, so if you are a very slow hiker, this may not be the hike for you. Here is a map of the route.
What to bring…
-Hiking shoes with good traction
-Snack for Mt. Hollywood
-A camera if you’d like
-A smile and good vibes!