Join us this coming Thursday, August 17, 2017, in celebrating our 8th year anniversary! Our group officially started on August 17, 2009 and has been active ever since. And to mark this joyous occasion, we’ll be having an evening of fun with our group with an awesome Potluck! No hiking involved, just an evening to socialize with each other and share some memorable hiking stories. It is not mandatory to bring an item to attend. We’re sure there will be plenty of food to go around. We’ll see you there!

EVENT: The LA Trail Hikers (LATH) Celebrates its 8th year anniversary!

EVENT DATEThursday, August 17, 2017

EVENT TIME: 7:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Finish Approx: 8:30 pm – 8:45 pm



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POTLUCK: You are welcome to bring any food, soft drinks, and desserts that you would like to share with the group. Homemade food and goodies are always tasty too! Also, some people may consider bringing utensils, napkins, cups, and other non-food items as well. 

POTLUCK LIST: Check out our FB event for a list of items people may be bringing.

Griffith Park – Merry-Go-Round – Parking Lot #1
: We will gather by the purple fire hydrant, which in the parking lot next to the path that takes you down to the Merry Go Round. Then we’ll find a table or two nearby.
(Additionally, Please look at map provided at the bottom of this page)

If, for some reason the direct link doesn’t work for you, you can also use this address, it’s the closest address to the Merry Go Round Parking Lot
(This is the closet address to the Merry Go Round lot.  Follow the posted signs to “Merry Go Round” from this point.)
4668 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

PARKING: Free in Parking Lot #1 and surrounding areas.

TAKING 5 FWY NORTH FROM L.A.: Take the Griffith Park exit (this is right after the Los Feliz exit). At the exit, make a right on Cyrstal Springs. Continue until you see the next available left turn (you’ll see a sign that says Merry Go Round). Go up and you’ll reach what looks like a dead end but if you turn right, you’ll see the big parking lot.
Less Traffic via:
605 North > 60 West or 105 West> 710 North >10 West > 5 North > take the Griffith Park exit (after Los Feliz)

TAKING 5 FWY SOUTH FROM BURBANK: Take the Los Feliz exit (which is after the Colorado exit). At the exit, stay on your left and make a left onto Los Feliz West. Next, take the first available right into the Park (this will be Crystal Springs Blvd). Continue past the first few stops until you see the next available left turn (you’ll see a sign that says Merry Go Round). Go up and you’ll reach what looks like a dead end but if you turn right, you’ll see the big parking lot.
Alternate Route (From Burbank using Zoo Dr.):
South on Alameda Blvd > Right on Victory Blvd > Go over 134 fwy > Make a left on on Zoo Dr > Continue past the Zoo, the Autry Museum (you’ll be making a zig zag after this), Golf Course (on left-hand side), Pass the first right turn > make a right at the second second stop sign > make a right into Parking Lot #1.

DOG-FRIENDLY?:  Yes, but must be on a leash at all times.
– Your dog should be friendly and have plenty of experience to hike alongside other dogs and hikers.
– Bring your dog it’s own water, along with a tray for it to drink from.
– You are responsible for keeping your pet safe and with you at all times.
– Bring a baggy to pick up after your dog. Your dog’s business is your responsibility.

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 event, you confirming that you will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. You are fully responsible for yourself.

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