Whittier – Turnbull Canyon

TRAIL NAME: Turnbull Canyon Trail /Fire Road to the Water Tower (Extended Version)

HIKE DATE: Monday, October 22, 2018

MEETING TIME: 8:45 am to 9:00 am
(We’ll wait about 15 mins at the meeting point and then park closer to the hike trail head)
Return Approx: 1130 am

HIKE LEAD: Carol Martinez

HIKE LEVEL: Level 3 – (Flat road leading up to some mild uphill road sections)

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
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https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

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HIKE DURATION: 2 hours

HIKE DISTANCE:  3 miles approx (round-trip)

MEETUP LOCATION:
Circle K
12604 Beverly Blvd.
Whittier, CA 90601

PARKING NOTE: Recent municipal code changes in residential parking areas will have us park at a distance. Expect a good lengthy walk to the trail head.

TRAIL WALK-THRU:  We will start off on a flat Turnbull Canyon Trail for the first 1/2 mile. And then, we’ll start to go up plenty of uphill at a gradual incline (it’s a workout) that curve around the hills along the Sumac Trail. Once we plateau, we’ll briefly touch the Rose Hills Fire Road #1 trail and go up a more rigorous trail to get us on the last stretch to the end. Our goal is to reach the area near the water tower at the top! You can’t touch the water tower given there is security now protecting it, however, there is a magnificent view of the surrounding area, almost 360 degree view.  We then will go down the same trail which leads us out the rest of the way back to the flat trail which brought us in.

(EXTENDED VERSION: This version will cover more area to go to the other water tower in the area.)

REQUIRED: WATER, at least 1 liter of water (about two to three 20oz water bottles). Comfortable walking/crosstraining/hiking shoes. A hat.

RECOMMENDED:  Small snack. Hiking pole. Sun Screen. Pack light and wear light colors. Long pants (windbreakers or light gym pants)

DOG FRIENDLY?: Yes, but dogs must be on a leash. Dogs should be friendly with other dogs/hikers. You will be required to pick up after your pet.

NOTE:  This hike has a nice work out just before we reach the water tower, you will sweat.  This is not a shaded hike, it’s sunshine happy. However, the view from the top will be worth the hike.

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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