Our Sunday CO-ED METal Hike is one of the longest running and most prestigious hiking groups in Los Angeles, going strong for over five (5) years. With over 227 consecutive Sunday hikes in more than 93 different locations, from epic caves to beautiful waterfalls, we explore the hidden treasures of Los Angeles. The CO-ED METal Hike is OPEN TO ALL. Feel free to bring yourself, your family, your spouse, your hiking enthusiast friends (METal and Non-METal), prospective members. ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Wear light, comfortable clothing, closed toed shoes, bring a towel if you sweat and most importantly BRING A BOTTLE OF WATER (MANDATORY)!!! This is a Dog Hike.
Kenneth Hahn Park
4918-4998 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90008
Meeting Time: 9:30am
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GPS Coordinates: 33.998994, -118.357930
About the Location:
Hahn Park’s Community Trail is quite well named. It isn’t the type of hike you would travel a long distance to visit, but if you live nearby, you are lucky to have it. The highlight of this 2.5-mile hike in the Baldwin Hills is a string of ridge-top viewpoints that looks north over Los Angeles. The 319-acre park is bordered by oil fields that limit the natural charm. Otherwise, this is a pleasant city hike with 75 to 200 feet of elevation gain, depending on your route.
From La Cienega Boulevard, drive southeast through Hahn Park to Janice’s Green Valley, a large bowl-shaped field. Begin hiking counterclockwise around the circular depression, which is the filled-in remains of Baldwin Hills Reservoir. The lining of the reservoir cracked in 1963, flooding houses in the city below, killing five. Stress from nearby oil drilling is thought to have caused the weakness in the reservoir wall. After the flood, the reservoir was covered to create the large field (which visitors are not allowed to use for any sports activities).
From the 405 southbound, take the Jefferson Boulevard exit and continue east and turn right onto West Slauson
Avenue. From the 405 northbound, take the Jefferson Boulevard exit east and turn right on West Slauson Avenue. Turn left on La Cienaga Boulevard, then right on Stocker Street, followed by a left onto La Brea Avenue. Parking is available at Norman O. Houston Park.
From September 30, 2018 12:16 pm to 02:16 pm Save to calendar
Categories: METal Sunday Hikes