201401hikesThe LA Trail Hikers start a new hiking season in 2014 with a great set of hikes in January (mixed levels) and February (moderate levels). As you go down the list, make sure that the hike you intend to attend will be of our hiking level experience. If you’re not sure what these levels are, consider the following: Levels 1-3 (Beginner/Easier), Levels 4-7 (Moderate to Advanced Moderate), Levels 8-10 (Experienced higher levels hikers only). You can read our general descriptions of the levels here: LATH Hike Levels. We want to make sure you are well prepared for each hike, as well as be able to keep the group in momentum, so please read the details for each hike by reading each hike details page. Well, we are looking to have a great season opener on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, so we hope to see you there. If not, we’ll see you on either one of our two hikes on Jan 11 (experienced) or Jan 12 (easy). Keep in mind that we’ll be having two Road Trip Hikes this year. First off is our annual Las Vegas Road Trip Hike (details to follow on a future post) in March, and down the line, we’re looking to head out on our first group Road Trip Hike to the Grand Canyon sometime in October (date & details to follow on a future post). But for now, we hope you enjoy the upcoming hikes for the start or our 2014 LATH Hiking Season!

BEFORE YOU CLICK ON A HIKE DETAILS PAGE BELOW, PLEASE NOTE: The hike information on each page may not be up to date with regards to its meeting info/date/time it was linked from. However, it will display (or be created with) the correct information (date, times, and assigned hike lead) as the hike approaches its scheduled date. It does take some work to update these, so we work on the ones with closer upcoming dates first. If a hike has multiple upcoming dates (typically Wednesday night hikes), only the most upcoming date (and info) will be displayed, and will be updated accordingly.


Jan 19 – Hollywood Sign

Wed – Jan 08 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jan 11 – Level 7 – Big Santa Anita Canyon Loop – 6:00 AM
Sun – Jan 12 – Level 2 – Arroyo Pescadero – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jan 15 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jan 18 – Level 8 – Sandstone Peak / The Grotto – 7:30 AM
Sun – Jan 19 – Level 5 – Hollywood Sign – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jan 22 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jan 25 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Sun – Jan 26 – Level 2 – Rose Bowl – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jan 29 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM

Sat – Feb 01 – Level 8 – Mt. Wilson – 6:00 AM


Feb 8 – Sturtevant Falls

Sun – Feb 02 – Level 6 – Winter Creek – 6:00 AM
Wed – Feb 05 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Feb 08 – Level 5 – Sturtavent Falls – 6:00 AM
Sun – Feb 09 – Level 5 – Hacienda Heights – 8:30 AM
Wed – Feb 12 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Feb 15 – Level 6 – Brown Mountain* – 7:30 AM
Sun – Feb 16 – Level 5 – Mishe Mokwa* – 8:30 AM
Wed – Feb 19 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Feb 22 – Level 6 – North Etiwanda Preserve – 8:00 AM
Sun – Feb 23 – Level 4 – Charmlee Wilderness Park* – 7:30 AM
Wed – Feb 26 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM

Cancelled Hike or Information

Added or Replacement Hike
* = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

2014lvroadtripdate2014 LAS VEGAS ROAD TRIP HIKE
The date is set, but the details are still in the works. Make sure you start getting your accommodations and time-off requests for (and around the weekend of) Saturday, March 29, 2014. We’ll let you know what our intended hiking area will be as time allows. All information will be posted ahead of time. We recommend getting accommodations anywhere around the Las Vegas Strip so you can enjoy Vegas after the day of the hike. Don’t worry, the meeting point for the hike will be a drive to a location no too far.

– Weekend hikes are primarily in the morning unless otherwise indicated.
– All hikes are subject to change, cancellation or other modifications. We may even add in additional hikes that may not appear on the original posting.
– We try to schedule 2-3 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.

Please make sure to gauge yourself based on the hike’s difficulty level by looking at our Hike Level descriptions.
Find out more about hiking levels here:

1. Read the Hike’s details page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then (optional: RSVP via Facebook for the event and) show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).

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.

DISCLAIMER: LA Trail Hikers and its Leads/Organizers/Participants do not take responsibility for any harm,bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hike, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as hiking, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water and the right gear/equipment/nutrition essential to complete the hike. You are fully responsible for yourself.