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LAST HIKE DATE: Saturday, June 23, 2012
MEETING TIME: 9:00am
(We’ll wait about 15 mins. after the meeting time)
HIKE LEAD: TBA
HIKE LEVEL: Level 3
WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Find out more about hiking levels here:
DURATION: 2 hours (approx.)
DISTANCE: 375 to 500+ steps and a one (1) mile hiking trail. (Elevation Peak 511ft.)
At the entrance on Jefferson Blvd., near the sign at the entrance of the park stating:
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
6300 Hetzler Rd.
Culver City, CA 90232
[Scroll down to the bottom of this page for a map of the meeting point]
The park’s main entrance is at 6300 Hetzler Rd. in Culver City off of Jefferson Blvd.
The park is accessible via the 10 and 405 freeways.
ABOUT THE HIKE:
Our hike will begin with our visit to the infamous STAIRCASE known as the Culver City Stairs aka the Jefferson Stairs. What makes these steps different from other stairs is that these steps are not the same size or uniform. These steps are uneven, ranging from a couple of inches to approximately 2 feet, and some are deeper than others. These steps range from 375 to 500+ steps (depending on the length of your legs).
From the Jefferson Blvd. entrance, alongside the staircase, is a 1-mile hiking trail going up to the top. It is suggested that if you might want to take this trail if you may have issues with your knees.
When we get to the marker “375 feet above sea level”, we will take that last stretch consisting of approximately 30-steps to the top. At this elevation marker, exists a little poem engraved on the concrete ground, which says:
Step by step your climb expands
the cityscape a thousand fold,
framing it ever more broadly with hillside and sky.
The park is entitled as a “scenic overlook” due to the beautiful views of the native wildflowers, birds and wildlife.
REQUIRED: 1 to 2 Liters of water
RECOMMENDED: sports/hiking shoes, sunscreen, snack(s)
DOG FRIENDLY: No dogs allowed
WEB RESOURCES: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_
PARKING: There is “limited” free parking on Jefferson and there is also parking that is available at the top of the hill near the visitor center for $6.
BATHROOM / WATER FAUCET [FACILITIES]: Are available at the top of the hill near the visitor center.
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HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
1. Read the Hike’s Details we link at the very top of this page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then RSVP for this event and show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on the details page for this hike).
MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
Contrary to popular belief, you know your body and hiking experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page as the hike may not suite your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.
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