Category Archives: Upcoming Hikes & Events

March & April 2017 LATH Hikes List

We’re looking forward to a beautiful set of Spring hikes!
Revisit this page: https://latrailhikers.com/upcoming
Last Updated: 3/16/2017 – 6:37 AM

HIKES LIST NOTE: Hikes are linked only after they’ve been updated with the correct information. This page constantly updates.
** = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

MARCH

APRIL

  • Sat – Apr 01 – El Prieto Trail – Level 4 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Sun – Apr 02 – Mishe Mokwa – Level 6 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Wed – Apr 05 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level 5 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Sat – Apr 08 – Ascot Hills Park – Clean Up Event – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Sun – Apr 09 – Griffith Park – Amir’s Garden – Level 4 – 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Wed – Apr 12 – Griffith Park – Vermont – Level 5 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Sat – Apr 15 – Topanga State Park – Parker Mesa Overlook – Level 6 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Sun – Apr 16 – Griffith Park – Bronson Cave – Level 6 – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Wed – Apr 19 – Griffith Park – Merry Go Round – Level 5 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Sat – Apr 22 – Mt Wilson – Level 8 – 6:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Sun – Apr 23 – La Tuna Canyon – Level 5 – 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Wed – Apr 26 – Griffith Park – Vermont – Level 3 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Sat – Apr 29 – Pointe Dume – Level 2 – 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
  • Sat – Apr 29 – Echo Mountain – Level 5 – 6:00 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Sun – Apr 30 – Lower Arroyo Seco – Level 2 – 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

HIKE LIST KEY

  • Canceled Hike, Event, or Information
  • Added OR Replacement/Substitute Hike (Info/Detail)

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
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:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

FOLLOW #LATH ONLINE
The LATH Digital Team keeps you updated on upcoming LATH hikes/events, provide outdoor news/updates, share fun pictures, and help answer your hiking or LATH questions. So make sure you connect with us online!  If you take pictures on our hikes, don’t forget to tag your LATH hike posts, photos, and updates with #LATH #LATrailHikers #WeHikeLA and/or #GoLATH to show others what it’s like to be out with our group!
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NEW LATH HIKE LEAD

We have a new LATH Hike Lead, Isabel Fonseca! Isabel has been an active hiker with the LA Trail Hikers. She is ready to get started with the group in this new way and looking to help motivate and inspire new hikers. We are happy to have her join the other 10 LATH Hike Leads (to up the number to 11) and have her take the group on many great adventures starting in 2017.

LATH Volunteers
We’re actively looking for more great people to be part of LATH Hike Lead team. So, if you’re interested in having us consider, make sure you submit your interest form to let us know that you want to be part of our awesome group of hike leads. Or, if you’re interested in helping us out on the social front, we’ll also be looking for new members to join the LATH Digital Team. We’ll be doing a call out for that too! We need some great LATH volunteers to keep us going strong!

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be canceled (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.

ADDITIONAL HIKE NOTES:
– 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 listing.
– We try to schedule 2 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.
– All hikes listed are pre-scouted by our Hike Leads prior to taking the group.
– We require that you bring water to any of our hikes.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THESE HIKES?
1. Read the details page for the hike you’re interested in.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience (1 easiest, 10 most strenuous).
3. If, and only if it suits you, then show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear, nutrition, and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).
4. (Optional): RSVP via Facebook so we know you’re going. It also let’s us know what about how many hikers will be attending.

MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
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 suit 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.

Camping at Yosemite for LATH Road Trip Hike

If you’ll want to camp during our LATH Yosemite Road Trip Hike on the weekend of May 20th, campground reservations can only be made on Sunday, January 15 at 7:00 am. Make sure you create a recreation.gov profile/account ahead of this date because these campgrounds get reserved in a matter of minutes or even seconds. Don’t lose out a campsite because you were creating a profile on the day of. Campsites to consider:

In the Yosemite Valley area
NORTH PINES
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/north-pines/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70927

LOWER PINES
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/lower-pines/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70928

UPPER PINES
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/upper-pines/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70925

Northwest of Yosemite Valley area
CRANE FLAT
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/crane-flat/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70930

HODGDON MEADOW
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/hodgdon-meadow/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70929

January & February 2017 LATH Hikes List

Every trail brings you a new year gift, health.
Revisit this page: https://latrailhikers.com/upcoming
Last Updated: 3/7/2017 – 11:37 AM

HIKES LIST NOTE: Hikes are linked only after they’ve been updated with the correct information. This page constantly updates.
** = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

HIKE LIST KEY

  • Canceled Hike, Event, or Information
  • Added OR Replacement/Substitute Hike (Info/Detail)

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
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:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

FOLLOW #LATH ONLINE
The LATH Digital Team keeps you updated on upcoming LATH hikes/events, provide outdoor news/updates, share fun pictures, and help answer your hiking or LATH questions. So make sure you connect with us online!  If you take pictures on our hikes, don’t forget to tag your LATH hike posts, photos, and updates with #LATH #LATrailHikers #WeHikeLA and/or #GoLATH to show others what it’s like to be out with our group!
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/latrailhikers
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NEW LATH HIKE LEAD

We’d like to welcome aboard a new LATH Hike Lead, Yesenia Villa! Yesenia has been an active hiker with the LA Trail Hikers and has really been inspired by the group. She is excited about this new venture with the group and looking to help motivate and inspire new hikers. We are happy to have her join the other 9 LATH Hike Leads (to up the number to 10) and have her take the group on many great adventures starting in 2017.

LATH Volunteers
We’ll be looking for more great people to be part of LATH Hike Lead team.  So, keep an eye out for the next call out so you can submit your interest form and let us know that you want to be part of our awesome group of hike leads. Or, if you’re interested in helping us out on the social front, we’ll also be looking for new members to join the LATH Digital Team. We’ll be doing a call out for that too! We need some great LATH volunteers to keep us going strong!

HIKE CANCELLATION NOTE: Should any hike need to be canceled (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.

ADDITIONAL HIKE NOTES:
– 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 listing.
– We try to schedule 2 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.
– All hikes listed are pre-scouted by our Hike Leads prior to taking the group.
– We require that you bring water to any of our hikes.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THESE HIKES?
1. Read the details page for the hike you’re interested in.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience (1 easiest, 10 most strenuous).
3. If, and only if it suits you, then show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear, nutrition, and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).
4. (Optional): RSVP via Facebook so we know you’re going. It also let’s us know what about how many hikers will be attending.

MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
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.

November & December 2016 LATH Hikes List

Enjoy every hike like you would opening a holiday present.
Revisit this page: https://latrailhikers.com/upcoming
Last Updated: 12/30/2016 – 11:24 AM

HIKES LIST NOTE: Hikes are linked only after they’ve been updated with the correct information. This page constantly updates.
** = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY 2017

  • Sat – Jan 7 – Griffith Park – Hollywood Sign – (First LATH Hike of 2017) – Level 5 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

HIKE LIST KEY

  • Canceled Hike, Event, or Information
  • Added OR Replacement/Substitute Hike (Info/Detail)

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
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:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

201611hikesFOLLOW #LATH ONLINE
The LATH Digital Team keeps you updated on upcoming LATH hikes/events, provide outdoor news/updates, share fun pictures, and help answer your hiking or LATH questions. So make sure you connect with us online!  If you take pictures on our hikes, don’t forget to tag your LATH hike posts, photos, and updates with #LATH #LATrailHikers #WeHikeLA and/or #GoLATH to show others what it’s like to be out with our group!
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/latrailhikers
Instagramhttp://instagram.com/latrailhikers
Google+https://plus.google.com/+LATrailHikers
Tumblrhttp://latrailhikers.tumblr.com

LATH Volunteers
We’ll be looking for more great people to be part of LATH Hike Lead  team.  So, keep an eye out for the next call out so you can submit your interest form and let us know that you want to be part of our awesome group of hike leads. Or, if you’re interested in helping us out on the social front, we’ll also be looking for new members to join the LATH Digital Team. We’ll be doing a call out for that too! We need some great LATH volunteers to keep us going strong!

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.

ADDITIONAL HIKE NOTES:
– 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 listing.
– We try to schedule 2 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.
– All hikes listed are pre-scouted by our Hike Leads prior to taking the group.
– We require that you bring water to any of our hikes.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THESE HIKES?
1. Read the details page for the hike you’re interested in.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience (1 easiest, 10 most strenuous).
3. If, and only if it suits you, then show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear, nutrition, and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).
4. (Optional): RSVP via Facebook so we know you’re going. It also let’s us know what about how many hikers will be attending.

MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
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.

September & October 2016 LATH Hikes List

Fall is right around the corner. Enjoy all the colors it brings on the trails.
We’re headed to Mammoth Mountain for a Road Trip Hike – October 1, 2016!

Revisit this page: https://latrailhikers.com/upcoming
Last Updated: 11/07/2016 – 11:40 AM

HIKES LIST NOTE: Hikes are linked only after they’ve been updated with the correct information. This page constantly updates.
** = New LATH Hike or Special Event (Information may be pending, if so, will be linked at a later date)

SEPTEMBER

October

November & December

HIKE LIST KEY

  • Canceled Hike, Event, or Information
  • Added OR Replacement/Substitute Hike (Info/Detail)

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
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:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

201609hikesFOLLOW #LATH ONLINE
The LATH Digital Team keeps you updated on upcoming LATH hikes/events, provide outdoor news/updates, share fun pictures, and help answer your hiking or LATH questions. So make sure you connect with us online!  If you take pictures on our hikes, don’t forget to tag your LATH hike posts, photos, and updates with #LATH #LATrailHikers #WeHikeLA and/or #GoLATH to show others what it’s like to be out with our group!
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/latrailhikers
Instagramhttp://instagram.com/latrailhikers
Google+https://plus.google.com/+LATrailHikers
Tumblrhttp://latrailhikers.tumblr.com

LATH Volunteers
We’ll be looking for more great people to be part of LATH Hike Lead  team.  So, keep an eye out for the next call out so you can submit your interest form and let us know that you want to be part of our awesome group of hike leads. Or, if you’re interested in helping us out on the social front, we’ll also be looking for new members to join the LATH Digital Team. We’ll be doing a call out for that too! We need some great LATH volunteers to keep us going strong!

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.

ADDITIONAL HIKE NOTES:
– 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 listing.
– We try to schedule 2 months worth of hikes so we always have a fresh new set every so often.
– All hikes listed are pre-scouted by our Hike Leads prior to taking the group.
– We require that you bring water to any of our hikes.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THESE HIKES?
1. Read the details page for the hike you’re interested in.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience (1 easiest, 10 most strenuous).
3. If, and only if it suits you, then show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear, nutrition, and water (we mention everything you need on each details page per hike).
4. (Optional): RSVP via Facebook so we know you’re going. It also let’s us know what about how many hikers will be attending.

MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
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.

Save The Date: 2017 LATH Yosemite Road Trip Hike

The Spring LATH‬ Road Trip Hike to Yosemite National Park will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  [Save the Date!]

This will be a do your own adventure style trip, so we will not be leading any hikes, just as we did at Zion. However, we have plenty of time to give you information about what you can do out there and how to do so.

We suggest you start setting up your travel arrangements, booking your accommodations (especially if you are going to camp) because they will get full quick, and requesting any necessary time off. to be there with good time. We suggest arriving Friday (5/19), our event is on Saturday (5/20), and having time to pack up and drive back on Sunday (5/21).

We are doing this with great time so you all get the best spots and prices. Most of the activities will occur from the Yosemite Valley area.2017yosemiteroadtrip

Options are things such as camping in the valley campgrounds or lodges, lodges in El Portal,  or if you prefer other accommodations, you have Oakhurst at about an 1 hour 15 mins away and Fresno at about 2 hours 20 mins. Bass Lake and Coarsegold are also available and are between Fresno and Oakhurst.  Full details will follow in a future post. So start getting your accommodations with good time before locations are booked.   All hikers are responsible for their own expenses and making their own arrangements for a trip to Yosemite.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions?
Ask us on the FB event page for this upcoming trip: https://www.facebook.com/events/285056951878329/

 

LATH Beach Party 2016 – Between lifeguard towers 24 & 25

*** LATH BEACH PARTY UPDATE ***
*** MEET AT PIT BETWEEN LIFEGUARD TOWERS 24 & 25 ***
We will be at the fire pit directly between Life Guard Towers 24 & 25 (if you pass tower 25, you’ve gone too far).
 
As you enter Bolsa Chica State Beach, make sure you remain on the right lane so you get to enter into the right side parking. Once inside, you’ll drive past a few of the lifeguard towers and look for tower 24 and 25.
 

Also, there are restroom stop numbers. Drive into parking lot to the right of restroom stop #22 (you should see life guard tower 24 & 25 from this parking lot). We’ve got the fire pit right between both lifeguard towers

FULL PARTY DETAILS HERE: https://latrailhikers.com/2016/08/16/la-trail-hikers-beach-party-2016/

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LA Trail Hikers Beach Party 2016

2016_beachparty[Updated: 6:21am – 8/20/16]
LIFE GUARD TOWER #
: Between 24 & 25
We will be at the fire pit directly between Life Guard Towers 24 & 25 (if you pass tower 25, you’ve gone too far).

As you enter Bolsa Chica State Beach, make sure you remain on the right lane so you get to enter into the right side parking. Once inside, you’ll drive past a few of the lifeguard towers and look for tower 24 and 25.
pit2425
Also, there are restroom stop numbers. Drive into parking lot to the right of restroom stop #22 (you should see life guard tower 24 & 25 from this parking lot). We’ve got the fire pit right between both lifeguard towers.
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Tower 25 in the distance. As seen from bike path.

pit2425-parking Hey LA Trail Hikers, it’s time to enjoy a day in the sun at our annual LATH Beach Party on Saturday, August 20, 2016!  We’ll be taking a day off trails to celebrate the accomplishments of our LATH hikers with an all day beach party! This event starts early in the morning for some good swimming/sunbathing, and continues through the night for a great evening with a bonfire. Some hikers spend all day with us, and others come for part of the day or night. And best of all, it’s a potluck style event, so bring any good food and non-alcoholic beverages to share with everyone!

SOCIAL EVENT: LA Trail Hikers – Beach Party 2016

EVENT DATE: Saturday, August 20, 2016

EVENT TIME: 8:00am – 9:30pm (All Day Event)

LIFE GUARD TOWER #: Between 24 & 25 (5th pit to the left of the tower 25)
Stay to your left as you enter the beach lot entrance.

MEETING POINT:pit2425-2
Bolsa Chica State Beach
Life Guard Tower # (TBA morning of event)
17851 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

The entrance to the beach is on Pacific Coast Highway, about one and a half miles south of Warner Avenue. Bolsa Chica State Beach is slightly south of Seal Beach and north of Huntington Beach.beach4

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The sun is out and the LA Trail Hiker are ready for their 2016 Beach Party! Join us to enjoy the wonderful combination of great food, friends and families at Bolsa Chica State Beach! This event is open to all our LATH Hikers.

EVENT RSVP:  Let us know you’re be attending! RSVP via FB at:
https://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers/events

POTLUCK INFO: This is a potluck-style event so bring a dish and drinks to s2013-08-10 20.01.21hare with others.  Bringing something to the beach party?  If you have any portable cooking tools/Propane BBQ Grills (no charcoal grills), please feel free to bring them. Keep in mind that people like to volunteer to cook around the clock. NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED. Let us know what goodies you’ll be bringing by putting your name and the items in the following form:

POTLUCK SIGNUP FORM
Bringing food, non-alcoholic beverages, utensils, or something else ?  Let us know: http://bit.ly/q9bGTB

BEACH GEAR: So what should you take with you? It’s very important that you bring a chair and don’t forget your beach towels and a sweater for later that night. You’ll want to have plenty of sunscreen and other beach-related items. However, we recommend you taking any of the following to make your day/evening at the beach a great experience:beachparty_night1

  • Sunscreen – You’ll be glad we reminded you.
  • Water – Keep in mind you’ll probably get thirsty throught your stay and will need to keep hydrated.
  • Beach Chairs – You’ll use these plenty for enjoying a relaxing beach day/night
  • Beach Blankets – When you want soak some sun, take an after-swim nap, or take a break from sitting/standing.
  • Towels/Swimwear – Think ahead and prepare for some fun in the water.
  • Coolers/Insulated Lunch Boxes – If you plan on bringing some food/refreshments that need to stay cold, you might consider bringing one.
  • 2013-08-10 16.17.06Beach/River/Water Sandals – You may want to get into the water but with foot protection, so these may come in handy.
  • Sports Equipment – Bicycle, Football, Hula Hoops, Volleyball & net, and any other type of fun sports equipment you might want to share.
  • Beach Umbrellas – Keeps you under the shade.
  • Plastic Bags – Keep your wet clothes separate.
  • Throws/Blankets – Later in the evening you may want to cozy up with a blanket as it will get cold at night.
  • Sweaters/Long Pants – Again, it does get colder later in the evening. Keep yourself warm.
  • Firewood – Have any extra wood laying around? Bring some for our fire pit.
  • BBQ/Cooking Utensils – Do you have portable cookware? We’ll need some where to cook those burgers.
  • Propane Only BBQs – Only propane BBQ’s are allowed at Bolsa Chica State Beach.
  • No enclosed tents. (However, EZ-UP/Canopies (half tents) and open tarps are okay)
  • Other Recommendations? – Post them on our FB Event page.

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BEACH PARKING & FEE: $15.00 per vehicle (9 persons or less per vehicle).  $30.00 for over-sized vehicles. It is best to arrive prior to 10 am to get good parking. It gets very crowded this time of year, so if you don’t want to spend hours waiting in line and trying to find parking, it is advised that you come early or later in the evening, not midday.  If you come after, you may get locked out out of a full parking lot. And they will only allow people in once a number of people have left. So please get there earlier in the day.

DOG FRIENDLY?: Not really. No Dogs allowed on sand, they can be on a leash on paved multi-use trail (bike path) only. We recommend leaving your pets at home, or with a designated caretaker while you’re at this event.

BOLSA CHICA STATE BEACH INFO:

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 attending the event, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as bicycling, swimming, and all other beach activity may 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. We are not responsible for any loss or personal injury.

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