LA Trail Hikers Beach Party 2019

LIFE GUARD TOWER #: Between tower 22 & 23. Closer to 22 (5 pits away)
When you enter the beach through the main entrance, to to the right side parking lots, ask where tower 22 & 23 are. (pics below)
Thanks to Joe Mendoza and companion for helping get this pit!

LA Trail Hikers, we will be celebrating our 10th Year Anniversary! What a milestone!

Way back in 2009, we figured the group might fold by year 2 or 3. Were we in for a journey.

This year we’ll be celebrating our anniversary at our annual LATH Beach Party on Saturday, August 17, 2019!  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!

LIFE GUARD TOWER #: Between tower 22 & 23. Closer to 22 (5 pits away)

When you enter, stay in the right lane.
About 5 pits away from life guard tower 22

SOCIAL EVENT: LA Trail Hikers – Beach Party 2019

EVENT DATE: Saturday, August 17, 2019

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

LIFE GUARD TOWER #: Between tower 22 & 23. Closer to 22 (5 pits away)

Bolsa Chica State Beach
TBA early morning on day 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.

EVENT DESCRIPTION: The sun is out and the LA Trail Hiker are ready for their 2019 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:

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POTLUCK INFO: This is a potluck-style event so bring a dish and drinks to share 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:

Bringing food, non-alcoholic beverages, utensils, or something else ?  Let us know:


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:

  • 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.
  • Beach/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), $14.00 for seniors. $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 allowed. 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.

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.

LATH @ Dodger Stadium 2019

Tickets are now sold out for this event!

Join us on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 as the LA Trail Hikers return to Dodger Stadium to enjoy an evening game (game starts at 5:10pm) as the Dodgers take on the Tampa Bay Rays.

Get Your Tickets

This year we’re looking to do a group ticket purchase of 32-40 tickets so we can all sit in the same area (the best rows in Reserve Level 39, closer to left field/3rd base side). Get your tickets soon!

Tickets are now sold out.

Tickets were $16 per person.

No Ticket Refunds after Friday, August 23, 2019

Group Picture

We’ll be taking a group picture after 7th Inning stretch. Location will be top deck area where the tables are.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Getting to Dodger Stadium

Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

1) Dodger Express (from Union Station, Alemeda side) – FREE
Simply show up to the front of Union Station and you can take the shuttle up to the first stop at Dodger Stadium for free.
– Easy to get to from Red/Gold Line
– Union Station also has paid parking structures available for $8. Park underground at the Union Station East lot (below the Patsaouras bus plaza) and walk through the Union Station trains tunnel to get there. Any one there will be able to tell you where to catch the Dodger Express. Map to parking area:

2) Lyft, Uber, & Uber Pool
Lyft & Uber can take you directly to the game. And, if you want to ride share with other hikers, you can simply split the cost with 5 to 6 people on an Uber Pool ride.

3) Parking at Dodger Stadium
General parking at Dodger Stadium is $25 on the day of the game. Or, pay $17 when purchased in advanced online:

Happy 9th Anniversary LATH!

Today we celebrate 9th year anniversary as the LA Trail Hikers. 2009 – 2018. That’s quite a long time, but all the memories, stories, adventures, and friendships are thanks to all of you. Each one of you is an awesome hiker, but together we are the LA Trail Hikers!

What is your fondest hiking moment with the LA Trail Hikers? Share it with us on social media! Tag your post #GoLATH

Wed Night Hike 4/27 – Change of Meeting Point to Merry Go Round

There seems to be a special event happening at the Greek Theatre tonight (not part of the schedule). Since there is no parking available, we will be starting this hike from Merry Go Round Parking Lot #1 instead.

Please meet at Merry Go Round Parking Lot #1. Keep in mind that there may be other groups there, so make sure you look for LA Trail Hikers.

Map to Merry Go Round Lot #1:

LA Trail Hikers Meet & Greet (06-29-2015)

201506_meetgreetNew to hiking? Have you been looking to hike with a great group of people, but wanted to meet a few of them first? Are you looking to discover more of natural L.A.? Are you already a LATH hiker who wants to see some familiar faces off the trails? Do you have fun hiking stories to share? Do you have questions about hiking or the LA Trail Hikers? Do you simply want to come out and hang out with some great people for coffee? Do you have questions about hiking gear? Have questions about the upcoming Road Trip hikes (Las Vegas & Utah)?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you’ll definitely want to attend our upcoming LATH Meet & Greet on Monday, June 29, 2015 at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea starting at 6:30pm.

ABOUT THE EVENT: Every so often, we like to meet with our hikers outside of the hiking scene to share hiking tips, give you information about LATH, hear your fun hiking stories and have a great time seeing everybody in their casual everyday clothes (non-hiking attire). We’ll be answering general questions about the group, type of hikes we do, recommend and talk about hiking equipment, and anything else you wanted to know about regarding hiking with us. It’ll be just the right place to tell us about your experience with us. And, it’s always fun to see your friendly faces! If you’re new to the group, or are considering joining us for a hike, this is a great opportunity for you to meet with current hikers and our volunteers (LATH Hike Leads & LATH Digital Team Members) to get information on what it’s really like to be out on the hikes we do and how we keep you up to date online. Any other ideas, comments, or suggestions will be welcome. We’ll tell you how you can Rediscover Los Angeles!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Anyone interested in hiking and joining our group.  Those who have just started with us and all current LATH hikers are encouraged to attend. This event is quite social and everyone tends to have a great time sharing stories and advice. It will really get new or upcoming hikers well prepared for a LATH hike. And, it will keep regular hikers informed with up-to-date information. Have a friend who might enjoy hiking? Bring them along!

20150606_hollywoodsignTALKING POINTS:
We’ll be going over the following, but not limited to:

  1. Welcome to LA Trail Hikers!
  2. Introductions of present LATH volunteers and their contributions
  3. LATH hikes list process & social media presence
  4. What we’ve done so far during the 2015 LATH Hiking Season (Jan – Jun)
  5. Recap of the Las Vegas Road Trip Hike – Mt. Charleston
  6. General Hiking Tips
    1. Sungear for summer hiking
    2. Hiking socks & shoes
    3. Hydration (packs) and using reusable water bottles.
    4. Preparing for Level 5 hikes and up.
  7. Participate: What to expect at the 2015 LATH Beach Party
  8. Looking Forward: Utah Road Trip Hike
  9. Open Session: Hiking and Group Q&A
  10. Open Session: Sharing Hiking Stories!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Not required to attend, but if you’d like let us know you’re going, feel free to RSVP here:

holygroundsMEETING VENUE: We’ll get together at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea, in El Sereno (East Los Angeles), at 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  We’ll give you a good 1/2 hour to get your drinks and we’ll get started at about 7pm. They’ve been generous enough to save us a section of their outdoor patio for our event and in return it would be great if you support their small business by purchasing a drink or food item. All members/fans of LA Trail Hikers, first-time hikers, and those simply interested in hiking are welcome to join in on this event. We hope to see you there!

Date: Monday, June 29, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Order coffee/tea/other drinks)
Location: Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea
Street: 5371 Alhambra Ave. Los Angeles, California 90032
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