La Jolla Canyon

lajollaREAL HIKE NAME: La Jolla Canyon Loop

LAST HIKE DATE: Saturday, May 31, 2014

MEETING TIME: 7:00am
(We’ll wait at most 15 minutes past the meeting time. And leave the meting point at 7:15am)

HIKE LEAD: Jorge Jimenez

HIKE LEVEL: Level 7 (Not for beginners)

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 DURATION: 5 Hours (approx.)

HIKE DISTANCE: 10 Miles (Round Trip)

MEETING POINT:
Vons (Parking Lot)
17380 Sunset Blvd.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(Click on the address or scroll to the bottom of this page for a map)

(We’ll drive to the trail head from the meeting point.)
Drive Time: 30 to 45 mins. Approx. 32 miles from Santa Monica.

PARKING FEE: There is a $8.00 cash parking fee per car payable in the parking lot/trail head. However, if available, you can park for free on PCH.

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 7 evening hikers. Read all the details.

REQUIRED: At least 4 to 5 liters of water.

RECOMMENDED: Sunscreen, hat/cap, and small snacks/lunch bite.

DOG-FRIENDLY?: No. Dogs are not allowed on this hike trail.

HIKE WALKTHROUGH: The hike will start adjacent from the parking lot. We’ll head up the Ray Miller Trail up to the Overlook Fire Road with an elevation gain of 1,200 feet. We will turn left to continue north on this broad fire road as it continues a gradual ascent along a ridge. From this point we’ll hike to the La Jolla Fire Road. We’ll take a left and start hiking northwest on La Jolla Fire Road which will connect us to the La Jolla Valley Loop Trail and the Chumash Trail. At this point we are now facing the ocean with great views of the coast on both directions, north and south. As we go on the trail you’ll notice that the area was burned from the Springs Fire which happened earlier in 2013. From this point we will be heading to Mugu Peak via the Mugu Peak Direct Trail. This portion of the trail is quite steep and a little loose. Once at the top you’re be able to see 360 degree view of the ocean and the La Jolla Valley. We will back track down and start hiking south along the Mugu Peak Trail. We’ll continue hiking down Mugu Peak Trail and we’ll connect with the La Jolla Valley Trail. This will lead us to connect with the La Jolla Canyon Trail. We will head west on La Canyon Trail back to the parking lot.

INFORMATIONAL LINKS:
Similar or sites that provide partial or extended information on the hike we will do.

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.

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