Bolsa Chica Wetlands

A Great Egret stalks his prey in the pickle weed in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands of Huntington Beach. Photo by: SAM GANGWER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER -
A Great Egret stalks his prey in the pickle weed in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands of Huntington Beach.
Photo by: SAM GANGWER, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER –

TRAIL NAME: Bolsa Chica Wetlands (Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve) is located in Huntington Beach, across PCH from Bolsa Chica State Beach.

HIKE DATE: Friday, June 30, 2017

MEETING TIME: 9:00am – 9:15am
Finish Approx: 11:30am

HIKE LEAD: Carol Martinez

HIKE LEVEL: Level 2 – (No hills, only distance, open to sun) 

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Find out more about hiking levels here:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/ 

HIKE RSVP (Optional):
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers/events

HIKE DURATION: 2 Hours (approx)

HIKE LENGTH: 4 Miles (Round trip)

MEETING LOCATION:
(South Parking Lot)
18000 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

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NOTE: Bolsa Chica Wetlands has two parking lots, North lot located on Warner Ave. near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway. However, the South lot is located on Pacific Coast Highway almost directly across PCH from the Bolsa Chica State Beach entrance (We will be meeting at this one – South lot). There is no charge for parking.

REQUIRED: Water, at least one liter of water or two 16/20oz bottles

HIKE WALKTHROUGH: Located just south of the county line between Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is an example of the kinds of wetlands that used to be all up and down the West Coast. Largely destroyed by development (only about 9% of natural wetlands remain in California) This is an easy hike on a wide path with interesting signs about the wetlands so don’t miss the opportunity to come check this out! And keep an eye out for rattlesnakes as they are found in this area, especially around the mesa. Keep on the trails and watch where you step!

DOG-FRIENDLY? : No – Dogs are not permitted on this territory

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
1. Read the Hike’s Details on this page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then RSVP for this event and show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on the details page for this hike).

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/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.

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