Regularly Scheduled Activities


Griffith Park Monday Night Hike

Mondays, 6:00 PM

Hike Leader: Gary Cleff.  Additional questions about the hike or where to meet contact Gary at (323) 314-7143

(Meet by the "Charlie Turner's Trail" sign, in the back of the Observatory parking lot).

This hike is designed as an alternative hike to the other very successful weekly hike on Tuesdays. It is an easy ascent/stroll. After the hike, we will meet at a local restaurant for dinner. Rain after 4:30 p.m. cancels.

The hike is on the Charlie Turner Trail and goes to the top of Mount Hollywood. We meet at the trailhead which is at the far end of the Griffith Park Observatory parking area.

Starting at the Charlie Turner trailhead, this hike is 2.5 miles with an elevation change of about 1000 feet. The views are great. On a clear day, you can see Catalina Island. Great views of the high rise buildings in downtown, Century City, Westwood and the Miracle Mile. Parking is adjacent to the trailhead. The parking lot is used by visitors to the Griffith Park Observatory. Get there early to ensure close parking. Parking is available on the roads leading to the parking lot but the walk to the trailhead will all be uphill! There is no fee for parking or to enter the park.

For more information, Contact Gary by email at mondaynighthike@greatoutdoorsla.org


Full Moon Hikes
 (with Great Outdoors and CMG)

Hike Leader: Gary Cleff.  Additional questions about the hike or where to meet contact Gary at (323) 314-7143 or email at garycleff@sbcglobal.net

(Meet by the "Charlie Turner's Trail" sign, in the back of the Observatory parking lot).

Time: 7:00 SHARP

2017 dates: Jan 12 | Feb 9 | Mar 9 | Apr 9 | May 11 | Jun 8 | Jul 6 | Aug 3 | Sept 7 | Oct 5 | Nov 2 | Dec 7

Would you like to see the lights of Hollywood, Downtown, Burbank and the San Fernando Valley while hiking way above them during the full moon, without a flashlight? And maybe dinner afterwards in the company of warm & wonderful Great Outdoors and CMG friends? Then join us as we come together for their once-a-month "Thursday-Closest-to-the-Full-Moon Hike."

The LA Chapter has brought back the popular monthly Full Moon hikes in Griffith Park. Bring a friend, or meet some new ones, as we hike about 3 miles from the Griffith Park Observatory to the top of Mt Hollywood and back, enjoying airline views of Los Angeles and environs. Dogs are absolutely welcome, but must be on a leash. This is the same route as our Monday Night hike and is a moderate hike.

Event Cost: FREE -- there is no charge for this event.  No need to RSVP - just join us!

Parking: There is free parking in the Griffith Park Observatory parking lot, but we strongly encourages carpooling and public transportation whenever possible! On busy summer nights, especially near the full moon [or if there is any other significant event in the sky, the lot fills up and you'll have to park along the road down the hill.

Hike: This easy 90-minute hike up Charlie Turner's Trail (with a few hundred feet elevation gain) takes us from the trailhead in the Griffith Park Observatory parking lot up past Dante's View to the spectacular views on the peak of Mt. Hollywood, which some refer to as the "McDaddy" of Los Angeles hiking trails. For more details on this trail, go to www.guidespot.com/guides/best_hiking_trails_in.

What to Bring: Comfortable walking/hiking shoes, water and a jacket . . . it gets cool at the top some evenings.
 

Additional questions? contact Gary at garycleff@sbcglobal.net or call (323) 314-7143

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