Claremont Hills Wilderness

TRAIL NAME:  Claremont Hills Wilderness Park Loop

HIKE DATE: Saturday, October 22, 2016

MEETING TIME: 7:30 am – 7:45 am
(Please be on time to the meeting point. We’ll leave together from there)
Return Approx: 11:00am

HIKE LEAD: Irma Padilla

HIKE LEVEL: Level 4 – (Moderate Uphill with sun exposure.)

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

HIKE RSVP:
https://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers/events

HIKE DISTANCE: 5 Miles (Round Trip)

HIKE DURATION: 2.5 Hours (approx)

MEETING LOCATION:
VONS Parking Lot (closer to Round Table Pizza)
550 East Baseline Road
Claremont, CA 91711

We will carpool/caravan from here. Please note that parking space is limited at the trail head area.

PARKING FEE: There is a $3 Hourly fee for 4-hour parking in the Claremont Wilderness Loop Hike metered parking areas.

[Click on the address or scroll down to the bottom of the page for a map of the Meeting Point]

HIKE WALKTHROUGH: From the meeting point we will drive to the trail head which will take us about 5 mins. From the entrance of the trail for the first mile we will be on fairly leveled and somewhat shady section. From the beginning we’ll be at approximate elevation of 1800 feet. From this point we will start going uphill and will be exposed to sunlight for the rest of the hike. The next three miles involve a steady paced gain at a good workout steepness with an eye for bicyclists coming around tight bends. There is a grand view of red rock and dirt which give this trail a different feel. We’ll reach an elevation of 2400 feet.  An overall a gain of 600 feet. Once it levels out we’ll reach a gazebo area which we will call our midpoint. From there will start to descend for the next two miles until we get to the trail entrance.

REQUIRED: Large Water Bottle (at least 2 liters / 4 small water bottles)

RECOMMENDED: Light-colored clothing to keep cool, comfortable shoes, sun block/screen, hat (for hot days).

DOG-FRIENDLY?: Yes, but must on kept on a leash. Bring water and drinking container for your pet.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
1. Read the Hike’s Details we link at the very top of 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.

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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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