*** HIKE CANCELED ***
The Friday March 12, 2020 hike at Hellman Park has been canceled due to park area closure and rain. We hope to schedule this hike again in the near future. Thanks!
TRAIL NAME: Hellman Wilderness Park Trail
– Friday, March 13, 2020
– Monday, March 23, 2020
MEETING TIME: 8:45 am – 9:00 am
(We will meet for 15 mins and then depart at 9:00 am)
Finish Approx: 11:30 am
HIKE LEAD: Carol Martinez
HIKE LEVEL: Level 5 – (Not for Beginners, Quick Uphill Sections, Moderte workout)
WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Find out more about hiking levels here:
HIKE DISTANCE: 4.75 miles
HIKE DURATION: 3 Hours (Approx.)
PARKING: There is limited free parking at the meeting location. However, if you cannot park there, you may park in surrounding residential streets where no special permit is required. For this reason, we ask that you come a little earlier in case you need to walk to the meeting point/trail head.
HIKE WALKTHROUGH: Continuous steep uphill for the first half mile which includes on hill that will have a quick gain and steep incline. This is a strenuous and definitely not a walk in the park-type intense work-out! Hikers must be well prepared to meet this challenge. We’ll end up at one of the water towers up at the top for beautiful views of the city and beyond. Your effort will make it all worth it.
WATER REQUIRED. WATER CHECK WILL BE PERFORMED. If you do not take enough water or are not appropriately equipped for this hike, you will be turned away from doing this hike with us even if you show up. Please note, that we have expectations for Level 5 hikers. Read all the details.
REQUIREMENTS: WATER (at least 1.5 to 2 liters). Comfortable hiking/sports shoes with good grip.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Carpool if possible, hiking poles, sunscreen, and a good break snack.
RECOMMENDED: Bring plenty of water, snacks, hat, sunscreen- very little/no shade.
DOG FRIENDLY?: Okay, but only experienced dogs and must be on leash – please pack water for them! You must pick up after them.
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.
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.