TRAIL NAME: Eaton Canyon Nature Center Parking Lot to Henninger Flats
HIKE DATE: Saturday, May 18, 2019
MEETING TIME: 7:45 am – 8:00 am
(We’ll wait 15 mins and leave the trail head at 8:00 am, please be there before)
Return Approx: 11:30 am
HIKE LEAD: Carol Martinez
HIKE LEVEL: Level 6 – (Constant uphill gain along long-set switchbacks – NOT for Beginners)
WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
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HIKE LENGTH: 7 Miles (Round trip)
HIKE DURATION: 3.5 Hours (approx)
DIRECT LINK: https://goo.gl/maps/Dz2heSAbadP2
PARKING: Free inside the Eaton Canyon Park and Nature Center area parking lot. Should the lot be full, you can go into the parking overflow area that is linked from the main parking lot.
ELEVATION GAIN: 1400 ft
TRAIL WALKTHROUGH: We start at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center parking lot. From the parking lot we head north on the Eaton Trail. For the first mile and 1/2, we trek along a wide trail with limited shade provided. This part of the hike is quite leveled and is good for a warm up. Then we will reach the bridge area where we will take an upward u-turn on to the Mount Wilson Toll Road trail. Keep in mind that this trail section and on have no major shaded areas. We will take water breaks along the way and also take pictures. The scenery is nice especially when you reach the Henninger Flat area, where there you’ll notice a Nature Center, a picnic area, and public campground set amid trees. We will take a snack break at the flats and also take the time to enjoy the breathtaking view from this point. We’ll return back down using the same trail back.
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 6 hikers. Read all the details.
REQUIREMENTS: WATER (at least 2 to 3 liters). Bring a snack (fruits, nuts, granola bars, etc.) to have at the top during our break.
RECOMMENDED: Hiking/Cross-trainers/All-terrain walking Shoes, Sun Visor or Hat, Sun Screen, a snack, and walking pole.
DOG-FRIENDLY?: Yes. Dogs must be on a leash, have hiking experience, and must be friendly with other dogs and hikers. You must pick up after 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 suit your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.
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