NEW! LATH HIKES LIST FOR SEP & OCThttp://latrailhikers.com/2014/09/01/september-october-2014-lath-hikes/

Back in early 2008, a couple of friends engaged in a conversation that resulted in the talks about a waterfall hike out by Arcadia (Sturtevant Falls). One of those friends, Jason Bazalar, found an interest in going to see this waterfall he had never been to. And, to his delight, the other friend more than obliged to take him there for a hike. This small talk would eventually spark an invitation to friends for a series of ongoing hikes within the greater Los Angeles area. The email list requests came in and grew as more and more people found out about the group. It grew to a point where a simple website was created to keep everyone in the loop rather than having to add and email everyone.  The recreation of the group became quite consistent and it became a great way to pursue a healthier lifestyle. This small group eventually climb to a whooping 7 trails that were rotated on Sundays throughout the rest of the year.  After noticing what other hiking groups in the area had been doing (and participating in some of them too), it became clear that  this group felt comfortable enough to try and expand the idea of taking locals into their own L.A. backyards for hikes, while giving them a good reason to be physically active. The team needed to have a name, and the brainstorming began. Some ideas floated, and finally one was derived from all the ideas present. And, on August 17, 2009, the small group of hiking enthusiasts would become the group we all know today as the LA Trail Hikers. At the next hike that followed, Jason, who had been coordinating the hiking events from the beginning, and now founder of the group, announced to the group, “As of today, we are the LA Trail Hikers.” Since then, the group has seen many seasons of hikers, hike leads, and followers admire and participate with the group. At no point was it believed that it would be the strong and inspiring group that it is today. And, as many of you know, this group’s name has become synonymous with hiking in Los Angeles. On August 17, 2014, we’ll celebrating our 5th year anniversary as the LA Trail Hikers (aka LATH). We would like to make sure you’re part of it all by joining us on some great hikes. The LATH Hike Leads have been able to arrange a great set of hikes for the months of July and August, including our annual LATH Beach Party in Bolsa Chica State park to help us kick off our 5 year anniversary celebration.  We hope you’re able to make it to many of our hiking events. We thank you for your continued support and appreciate all the love you’ve shown for this little hiking group that could. Without further ado, we present our July & August 2014 LATH Hikes List.

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.

Canceled Hike, Event, or Information

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



Sat – July 12 Amir’s Garden + Volunteer Garden Maintenance

Wed – Jul 02 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Thu – Jul 03 – Level 3 – Will Rodgers State Park – 8:30 AM
Fri – Jul 04 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 6:30 PM
Sat – Jul 05 – Level 3 – Pointe Dume State Beach – 8:00 AM
Sun – Jul 06 – Level 2 – Rose Bowl – 9:00 AM
Mon – Jul 07 – Level 5 – Winter Creek – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jul 09 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Thu – Jul 10 – Level 4 – Marshall Canyon – 8:30 AM
Sat – Jul 12 – Level 4 – Amir’s Garden + Gardening Maintenance – 8:00 AM
Sun – Jul 13 – Level 4 – Fish Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jul 16 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Jul 19 – Level 5 – Mt. Rubidoux – 8:00 AM
Sun – Jul 20 – Level 5 – Echo Mountain – 7:30 AM


Sun – July 20 Echo Mountain

Wed – Jul 23 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Fri – Jul 25 – Level 5 – Mt. Rubidoux – 8:00 AM  7:00 AM –  (Added to List)
Sat – Jul 26 – Level 5 – Brown Mountain Dam* – 7:00 AM – (Canceled)
Sat – Jul 26 – Level 4 – Marshall Canyon – 8:00 AM – (Replacement Hike)
Sun – Jul 27 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Jul 30 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Thu – Jul 31 – Level 6 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 6:30 PM (Canceled, No Replacement)



Sat – Aug 09 – Hollywood Sign

Sat – Aug 02 – Level 4 – Ernest Debs Park – 8:00 AM
Sun – Aug 03 – Level 1 – Ascot Hills – 8:00 AM
Wed – Aug 06 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Fri – Aug 08 – Level 10 – Catalina Island via Two Harbors* – 8:00 AM  8:30AM
Sat – Aug 09 – Level 5 – Hollywood Sign – 8:00 AM
Sun – Aug 10 – Level 3 – Monrovia Canyon Falls – 8:00 AM
Wed – Aug 13 – Level 4 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Aug 16 – LATH Beach Party @ Bolsa Chica State Beach* – 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Sun – Aug 17 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round  (LATH 5 Year Anniversary) – 5:00 PM
Wed – Aug 20 – Level 3 – Griffith Park – Vermont – 7:00 PM
Thu – Aug 21 – Level 6 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 6:30 PM (Canceled, No Replacement)

Sat - Aug 16 - LATH Beach Party 2014

Sat – Aug 16 – LATH Beach Party 2014

Sat – Aug 23 – Level 5 – Winter Creek – 6:00 AM
Sun – Aug 24 – Level 4 – Whitter – 4:00 PM
Wed – Aug 27 – Level 5 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – 7:00 PM
Sat – Aug 30 – Level 2 – Lower Arroyo Seco – 10:00 AM
Sun – Aug 31 – Level 4 – El Prieto Canyon – 7:30 AM

NEW LATH HIKES LIST FOR SEP & OCThttp://latrailhikers.com/2014/09/01/september-october-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 (due to heavy rain or other reasons), we’ll try to post on our website’s 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.

The LATH Digital Team has begun working on our social media accounts to help keep you updated on upcoming LATH hikes/events, provide outdoor news/updates, share fun pictures, and help answer your hiking questions. So make sure you follow us on:


Oct 11 – LATH Grand Canyon Road Trip

The Grand Canyon Road Trip Hike has been set for the morning of:  Saturday, October 11, 2014

We’ve setup a page to start getting you ready for this Road Trip. Visit it here:

1. Read the details page for the hike you’re interested in.
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).

We take your safety quite seriously, and would not like for you to attend a hike you’re not ready for.  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.