Our Sunday CO-ED METal Hike is one of the longest running and most prestigious hiking groups in Los Angeles. With over 232 consecutive Sunday hikes in more than 94 different locations, from epic caves to beautiful waterfalls, we explore the hidden treasures of Los Angeles.
This is a Dog Friendly Hike!
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 and sometimes your dogs. 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)!!!
Crystal Springs Drive & Fire Road, Griffith Park
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Meeting Time: 9:30am
(Do Not Use Apple Maps - Use Google Maps)
GPS Coordinates: 34.131, -118.284
About the Location:
Bee Rock is a unique hive-shaped outcropping towering over the east side of Griffith Park. From the top of the rock, you have a commanding view over the park and the city beyond. The observation area atop Bee Rock is surrounded by a tall chain-link fence, protecting visitors from the steep drop-offs on all sides, while meshing up the panoramic views.
The shortest route to the top climbs 525 feet in less than a mile. Bill Eckert Trail provides a more gradual ascent and can be used in combination to form a 2.6-mile loop with 600 feet of elevation change. This hike may also be extended with two miles of trails around the Old Griffith Park Zoo, an interesting addition for a 4-mile hike to Bee Rock.
This is a Dog Friendly Hike.
Take the 5 Freeway to the Los Feliz Boulevard exit. Drive west on Los Feliz Blvd. to the first light and turn north on Crystal Springs Road. Drive north for 1.3 miles and turn left at the intersection following signs for the merry-go-round. Drive up the hill for a quarter mile and turn right at the barricade in the road into the parking lot. Begin hiking up the barricaded road, which curves to the right toward Fern Canyon.
Trailhead address: Crystal Springs Drive & Fire Road, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Trailhead coordinates: 34.131, -118.284 (34° 07′ 51.6″N 118° 17′ 02.4″W)