REAL NAME: Sycamore Canyon Trail including Dark Canyon Trail

HIKE DATE: Monday, April 13, 2015

MEETING TIME: 8:30 am – 8:45am
(We will wait 15 mins and leave the trail head at 8:45am.)

HIKE LEAD: Carol Martinez

HIKE LEVEL: Level 5  – (Moderate trail. Switchbacks  – Not intended 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

2013-09-29 10.03.57HIKE DURATION: 2 1/2 hours (approx)
Return approx: 11:45am

HIKE DISTANCE: 3.9 Miles

MEETING POINT:
Sycamore Canyon Park Parking Lot
5040 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601

Trail head parking (ample parking depending on group size). Off of Workman Mill Road one half mile north of Beverly Boulevard. The entrance is off of Workman Mill Road just before Rose Hills Cemetery (Look for sign). Enter an open gate and continue on the road to the parking lot.

TRAIL WALK THROUGH: We will meet at trail head parking lot continue via Sycamore Canyon Trail pass a small (dry) stream before approaching the switchback area that will take us to the top of the hills. The water tower on the west end of the hills is our destination where we will take a break for snacks and to enjoy the views. We will descend via the same trail and make our way to Dark Canyon. A secluded, shady yet tranquil area and head-back on the same trail back to parking lot.

REQUIRED: Water, Hiking/comfortable walking shoes.

RECOMMENDED: Hat/visor, insect repellent, sunblock and sunglasses Hiking pole, snacks.

2013-09-29 09.52.17DOG-FRIENDLY?: No. Dogs are NOT allowed on certain sections this hike so we are defaulting to ‘no’ to comply.

PARKING: There is no cost in to park at the meeting point and at the trail head. However, there is limited parking so we strongly suggest carpooling.  Should the parking lot fill up, you can park in the residential area across the street.

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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