TRAIL NAME: Ahwingna Trail to Skyline trail loops around to Coyote trail in the Hacienda Hills

HIKE DATES:
Monday, February 17, 2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020

MEETING TIME: 8:45 am – 9:00 am
(We’ll wait 15 mins and get started at 9:00 am)
Finish Approx: 11:00 am

HIKE LEAD:  Carol Martinez

HIKE LEVEL: Level 5 – (Moderate hike with good uphill workout sections and rolling hill areas)

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

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

HIKE DISTANCE: 2.8 Miles (Round trip)

HIKE DURATION: 2 Hours

HIKE ELEVATION GAIN: 1200 ft

MEETING PLACE:
Hacienda Hills Trailhead
Orange Grove Ave & S 7th Ave
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

DIRECT LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/vnJbCEKkbK9bk93cA

PARKING: Yes, there is free parking at the small trail head parking lot, but it only has a few spots so you can also park outside along in neighborhood and or school parking lot across the street since the school will be closed for holiday/weekend.

HIKE WALKTHROUGH: This is a well maintained, and moderately traffic trail with beautiful views, and good feeling of being away from the city once you start trekking! You hear the sounds of nature all around with the birds chirping, the occasional jack rabbit bunny running through the bushes, wild flowers, berrie trees and cool looking insects and your typical lizards.

We will be starting from the Ahwingna Trail which starts off east to west relatively level then proceeds into a challenging 1 mile in and has abdundance of well maintained vegatation along the way. The first mile in gives you an elevation gain of 660ft that is the steepest climb of the hike with a few switchbacks and rolling hills that offers amazing views overlooking the expansive San Gabriel Valley.  We will loop around onto the Skyline trail trekking up for a short period to electrical towers where we will be taking a break here and enjoying the 360 views and then connect here onto the Coyote Trail which is a single track trail back to where we started. The Coyote trail has plenty of shade compared to Ahwingna trail that is not and has few shaded areas during the switch backs in the beginning. Overall, the views are stunning and won’t disappoint.

Please note: mountain bikers & horses also share this trail so be cautious at all times.

REQUIRED: Large Water Bottle (at least 1 -2 liters or 3 – 4 20oz water bottles), comfortable shoes with good traction/grip (running, cross-trainers, hiking boot/shoes)

RECOMMENDED: Hiking stick(s), sun block, snacks.

FACILITIES:
– Water fountain at trailhead
– Restrooms: None. Please, take care of any needs prior to attending the hike.
– PRESERVE HOURS:
– 9:00AM to 5:00PM from October 1-May 31
– 9:00AM to 6:00PM from June 1 -September 30

DOG-FRIENDLY?:  Yes! Must be kept on a leash and be friendly to other hikers and dogs.

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 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/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.