201403hikesSpring is right around the corner, March 20th to be exact. And, it’s probably good to note that it’s time for Spring showers. So, this may require a constant look at weather reports for some upcoming hikes as we try to make sure that the trails we hike are cleared for use. Anyhow, despite the possible wet weather, we do have some great hikes lined up for the group in March and April. During this set of hikes, we’ll have hike where we’ll be giving back to one of our fondest visited areas in Griffith Park, Amir’s Garden. We’ll be hiking to the garden and then participate in some garden maintenance with the current keeper of the garden.  In addition, we’ll be participating in a Relay for Life event, in collaboration with our friends, the LA Trail Bikers, to help in the fight against cancer. And to make it a great set, we’ll also heading out on our annual road trip hike to Las Vegas. This year we’ll be going to Valley of Fire State park.

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.

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)


Mar 15 – Amir’s Garden Hike + Field Work

Sat – Mar 01 – Level 4 – Whittier – 8:00 AM (Cancelled)
Sun – Mar 02 – Level 6 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 3:30 PM
Wed – Mar 05 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Mar 08 – Level 6 – Topanga – Parker Mesa Overlook – 8:00 AM
Sun – Mar 09 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Mar 12 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Mar 15 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Amir’s Garden – 8:30 AM
Sun – Mar 16 – Level 6 – Elysian Park – Portola Trail – 10:00 AM
Wed – Mar 19 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Mar 22 – Level 5 – Mt. Rubidoux*7:00 AM 8:00 AM
Sun – Mar 23 – Level 5 – Echo Mountain – 7:30 AM
Wed – Mar 26 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Mar 29 – Level 1 & 3 – LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike* – 8:00 AM
Sun – Mar 30 – Level 2 – Lower Arroyo Seco – 8:30 AM


Mar 29 – LATH Las Vegas Road Trip Hike

APRIL  – (Updated: 04-23-2014)
Wed – Apr 02 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Apr 05 – Level 3 – Eaton Canyon Falls – 7:30 AM
Sat – Apr 05 – Level 8 – Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons* – 7:00 AM
Sun – Apr 06 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 6:00 PM
Wed – Apr 09 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Apr 12 – Level 9 – Relay for Life (LATH + LATB)* – 9:00 AM
Sat – Apr 12 – Level 8 – Mount Wilson7:30 AM  7:00 AM
Sun – Apr 13 – Level 4 – Ernest Debs Park – 11:00 AM
Wed – Apr 16 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Apr 19 – Level 6 – Burbank Peak* – 8:00 AM


Apr 12 & 13 – Relay for Life

Sun – Apr 20 – Level 4 – Eaton Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Apr 23 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Sat – Apr 26 – Level 9 – Rattlesnake Canyon* – 6:00 AM
Sat – Apr 26 – Level 2 – Lower Arroyo Seco – 9:00 AM
Sun – Apr 27 – Level 5 – Temescal Canyon – 8:30 AM
Wed – Apr 30 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM

NEW MAY & JUNE HIKES LIST NOW AVAILABLEhttp://latrailhikers.com/2014/05/01/may-june-2014-lath-hikes/

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:

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be cancelled, we’ll try to post on the hike’s detail page and on our Facebook page, about 1 .5 hours prior to the meeting point, so you are aware. Otherwise, the hike is considered a go.

– 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.

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, the LA Trail Hikers will be headed to Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. While there, we’ll be visiting two different areas which will sure be of great pleasure for our hikers.  We’ll caravan from the meeting point, which will be near the Las Vegas strip, and head to the park.
Full Details Road Trip Hike details can be found here:


Oct 11 – LATH Grand Canyon Road Trip

The Grand Canyon Road Trip hike has been set for the morning of:  Saturday, October 11, 2014
– It takes about 8 hours to drive to the South Rim of the park from Los Angeles. It might be best to have Friday to travel.
– It is a great time to start asking for time off from work.
– Accommodations & travel arrangements will be responsibility of the attendee.
– We’ll be having different level hikes for different level hikers.
– More details regarding this event will follow as they are set.
– We’ll have a page with all the details posted when we have all the information we need to provide attendees

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/Volunteers/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.