SycamoreCanyonParkTRAIL NAME: Sycamore Canyon Park (Diamond Bar)

DATE OF HIKE: Monday, September 29, 2014

MEETING TIME: 8:45am – 9:00am
(Please be there on time so we can leave the meeting point at 9:00am)

HIKE LEAD: Carol Martinez

HIKE LEVELLevel 3 (Easier, but some basic hiking experience requested)

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 DISTANCE: 2 miles round trip (approx.)

HIKE DURATION: 1 hour (approx.)

MEETING POINT:
Mobile Gas Station
22628 Golden Springs Dr.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
(Cross Streets: corner of Grand Ave and Golden Springs Dr.)

NOTE: From here we will then drive to the trail head together.

HIKE WALKTHROUGH: This is a nice well maintained trail, very welcoming in a beautiful neighborhood of Diamond Bar. This is perfect for beginners or for anyone who appreciates the outdoors. We will begin right past the baseball fields on a paved path downwards passing through a play-ground, across a bridge and over a small creek. Walking through the park, we will reach a smooth dirt path shaded by different types of trees where we connect to an actual hiking trail. We will continue out of the shade through a gradual incline that leads to an abundant climb of stairs to the upper trail to your right. It leads to a beautiful landscaped garden with cactus and a variety of other plants that greet you when you arrive to the spectacular view of the city. Once on top we loop around the garden, passing by a few back yards of the beautiful residential neighborhood it is and come back down the wide path of stairs to continue the hike up another section of stairs to our resting point and return back through a shaded area that has a little water creek. There are benches and workout areas located along the trail and picnic areas as well.

PARKING: The parking area is accommodating.

RESTROOMS:  Will be available, as well as drinking fountains to refill your water bottles

REQUIRED: WATER (at least one or two 20 oz water bottles, or half to 1 liter of water)

RECOMMENDED: Please bring water, snack, and comfortable walking shoes with traction.

IS IT DOG-FRIENDLY?: Yes. Dogs must be on a leash. You must bring water for your dog and pick up after your dog.

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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