TRAIL NAME: Murphy Ranch Park Trail (
HIKE DATE: Monday, October 8, 2018
MEET UP TIME: 8:45 am – 9:00 am
(We’ll wait, at most, 15 minutes at the meeting point. We’ll get started at 9:00 am)
Return Approx: 10:00 am
HIKE LEAD: Carol Martinez
HIKE LEVEL: Level 2 – (Easier level hike)
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HIKE DISTANCE: 4.5 Miles approx. (roundtrip)
HIKE DURATION: 2 to 2.5 hours (approx.)
PARKING: The parking area is accommodating and residential street parking is available across the way if it’s full.
This is a well- kept trail tucked away in the nice residential area of Whittier, known as Friendly Hills. There’s a nice little picnic area between parking and before the trail. We will start on the middle trail that is surrounded by a variety of trees, from eucalyptus to pine and oak trees which make you feel like you’re far away from city life. Although this is a short hike in distance, it starts off with a gradual to challenging incline that consists of a few switch backs that is guaranteed to get your heart pumping. The views at the top are worth the hike in itself. On a clear day, you can see downtown LA and on the opposite side even views of Orange County! We will continue down a short slightly steep but doable trail, which flattens out into a single track trail. We will reach a fork in the road and take the trail to the left and head back towards the start. This trail is mostly visited by the locals in the area. And is a definite hidden gem! Some of the wildlife you will see is squirrels, butterflies, birds and sometimes goats that are put there annually to eat up the excess vegetation.
EXTENDED VERSION: will connect to the Arroyo San Miguel trail and trekking under a tunnel that goes under Colima Rd, towards Arroyo Pescadero trail, and back.
RESTROOMS: No restroom facilities are available. Please use prior to arriving.
WATER REQUIRED. WATER (at least one to two 20oz water bottles), a hat.
RECOMMENDED: Please bring water, snack, and comfortable walking shoes with traction.
IS IT DOG-FRIENDLY? Yes. Dogs must be on a leash. You must pick up after your dog. And carry a small container to give them water.
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?
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