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    Brandon T added Murphy Ranch Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Brandon T added Murphy Ranch Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Brandon T added Eagle Rock Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Brandon T reviewed Mount San Antonio Mount Baldy Notch Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Great hike for the average hiker looking to advance their hiking skills. Took us just under 7 hours. We hiked about 12 miles total. Get there early! It gets very busy.

    Brandon T added mt baldy

    over 1 year ago

    Brandon T reviewed Dawn Mine Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    This has probably been my favorite, if not my second favorite hike in the Los Angeles area. Start off by parking down by the camp grounds. You need a adventure pass to park within the park. Then proceed towards the campground. From here. You have two options. 1) head up towards the waterfall and go up some super steep trail to the ridge above. Or you have option #2. You get to the trail marker right before the campground and head right up that trail instead of left to the waterfall trail. This is what we did. It may add a tiny bit more to the distance but saves you from a steep uphill. Once at the top of that trail, take a left along the fire road. This road will lead you to another trail sign on the left. Take that trail down to the river. Next major turn comes at the cabin by the river. Take the farthest left trail towards the river bed. The river is mostly dried up but does have some pockets of water. The trail is mostly shaded but does have some areas that are out in the open. From the cabin, you are going to follow the river up the mountain until you hit the mine. The trail does go back and forth across the river bed. Just follow the river. There are some rocks that have black painted arrows to try and help guide you. Also some people have laid logs across paths that will lead you the right way. Once done at the mine, my friend and I couldn't find the path to continue the loop so we just took the same trial back out. Make sure you bring a flash light and a change of socks. Once inside the mine, there is water and it truly is pitch black. Be safe! Don't forget to sign the book in the main area once inside the mine. It took us roughly 4 hours to complete this hike.

    Brandon T added dawn mine

    almost 2 years ago

    Brandon T completed Dawn Mine and Sunset Trail Loop

    almost 2 years ago

    Brandon T reviewed Old Zoo Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    This is a fairly easy hike. It does not have much of an incline and what incline there is, is quite gradual. We parked over in the parking lot by the carousel and the golf clubhouse. There is a trailhead that starts there and takes you to the park where the old zoo is located. From there you can continue on the trail. We stopped taking this trail and head up to bee point. It looked more interesting then the rest of the old zoo trail. The old zoo itself is quite small and has been turned into a park. This hike would be a good hike for children. There is an actual park with grass for them to run around on. Also, they can explore some of the old exhibits. Bee point was pretty cool. Worth the trek up. The trail was a bit steep at points. Heading up to bee point, I would say is a moderate level hike for most casual hikers. It was overcast so the views were so so. But on a clear day, it would offer some excellent views of the valley. Happy trekking!

    Brandon T added bee point and old zoo

    almost 2 years ago

    Brandon T completed Old Zoo Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Brandon T completed Cahuenga Peak Loop

    almost 2 years ago

    Brandon T saved Mount Hollywood Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Brandon T completed Lake Hollywood Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Brandon T reviewed Grotto Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Short but fun. Start by parking at the Circle X Ranch. Then follow the signs down to the trail head. From there it takes you down into the valley below. Once at the area where the grotto is located, it takes some bouldering and climbing to actually get down to the grotto. You can make this hike as short or as long as you want. It all depends on how much exploring you feel up to doing. There was some stagnant water still down at the bottom. You can see newts and minnows. It was quite and lots of birds. Beware, just off trail there was quite a bit of poison oak. Remember: avoid leaves of three. For the most part the hike is in the shade. Overall I would consider this a pretty easy hike. As always, have fun and be safe!

    Brandon T reviewed Grotto Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Brandon T completed Grotto Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Brandon T followed Tripp Jones

    about 2 years ago

    Brandon T added want to complete

    about 2 years ago

    Brandon T reviewed Murphy Ranch Trail

    about 2 years ago

    This was an interesting hike if you like to find stuff or explore for buildings. My friend and I were only able to find the old barn, the main building you see in the photo of the hike, and an old house. The only remains of the house are the fire place, the foundation, and an old bathtub. There are also lots of old concrete stair cases that lead to nowhere. You start by parking on the street then hiking up the fire road. From there you see a chain link fence on your left side and a set of concrete stairs that seem to descend forever. From what I hear, there are probably about 500. They can be quite steep and there are no hand rails. Once at the bottom, hang a left and follow the trail. It will lead you to the first set of ruins. By just hiking around the trails at the bottom, you’ll stumble upon other remnants of what seems to have been a large compound. If you keep going along the trail, it will lead you back to the stair case. Now the worst part begins, ascending the 500 steps back up. Once at the top, just follow the fire road back to your car. This is a fun, semi-strenuous (because of the stairs), and interesting hike. Try and get out there before they take down the rest of the buildings. Have fun! (6/12/16)

    Brandon T completed Murphy Ranch Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Brandon T reviewed Backbone Trail to Sandstone Peak

    about 2 years ago

    This hike is a short one, but seems a lot longer. We started from the Mishe Mokwa trailhead. The whole hike is pretty steep. At points the trail is full of loose rocks. Make sure you’re wearing sturdy shoes with good ankle support. There is not a lot of shade until you get farther up the trail. I would consider this hike a moderate to upper moderate level purely because the steepness and the trail condition being so loose. But don’t let that deter a more novice hiker. Just take your time. Once you reach the Mt. Allen peak, elevation 3111ft, you get to experience what the hike is really about. A beautiful 360 degree view of everything! From the ocean to the steep valleys. When at the peak, find the elevation marker and inside the marker is a notebook you can sign. Have fun!

    Brandon T completed Backbone Trail to Sandstone Peak

    about 2 years ago

    Brandon T followed Whitney Leigh

    about 2 years ago

    Brandon T followed Aline Murillo

    about 2 years ago

    Brandon T followed Courtney Jones

    about 2 years ago

    Brandon T reviewed Hermit Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    For the average hiker, Hermit Falls Trail should be a pretty easy/moderate hike. Please make sure you stay on the trail and don’t cut because it appears to be a quicker route. We watched this lady try to cut up a steep incline with her dog to save some time. She really struggled and almost went down the hillside. The trailhead is clearly marked. It proceeds to a series of switch backs down the mountain to the valley below. Once at the bottom, follow the river down the mountain some ways. It’ll lead you to the falls. Hermit Falls a smaller set of falls compared to the Sturtevant Falls just up the mountain some ways. After a few days of rain, the pool bellow is deep enough to swim in to. Be careful though, it is difficult to get down to the bottom. My friend and I did both Hermit Falls and Sturtevant Falls in the same day. Total time was about five to six hours if you leisurely walk it and hang out at both falls. Be safe and enjoy!

    Brandon T reviewed Sturtevant Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    For the average hiker, Sturtevant Falls Trail should be a pretty easy hike. There are several other trails you can take once down in the Flats. Those hikes can be quite a bit more strenuous. Going to the falls is pretty easy. It’s not as crowded as Eaton Canyon Falls. It’s just as beautiful though. You take a fire road most of the way until it breaks off on to an actual trail. Once on the trail, it is not very far until you reach the lower falls. It’s not deep enough to take a swim in. But it is a lovely cascading falls. My friend and I did both Hermit Falls and Sturtevant Falls in the same day. Total time was about five to six hours if you leisurely walk it and hang out at both falls. Enjoy!

    Brandon T completed Sturtevant Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Brandon T completed Hermit Falls Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Brandon T reviewed Eaton Canyon Trail

    about 2 years ago

    This is an easy hike. Parking is busy! There is additional parking by the equestrian area. The museum is nice and educational. It is pretty much all the same elevation. Starts off in the sun, but takes you into woodlands that follow the creek up to the waterfall. It is a very populated hike. It can get quite noisy. The falls had a good amount of water flowing. It was refreshing to touch. The base off the falls gets quite crowded. Try and get there early to avoid the crowds. Have fun!

    Brandon T reviewed Wildwood Park Lizard Rock Trail

    about 2 years ago

    This was an overall fun hike. First, we did the Lizard Rock Trail. We then looped back to meet up with the stagecoach trail. We took the stagecoach trail down to where the falls trail starts. This is right about where the Teepee is. Generally, it was not very strenuous. It gets steep on the lizard rock trail right before you get to the rock itself. But it’s only for a short bit. It was maybe 50 yards worth of steep uphill. The waterfall was flowing nicely that day. Water looked not so clean. I would not recommend letting children wade in it or go for a swim.

    Brandon T completed Bunker Hill Stair

    about 2 years ago

    Brandon T completed Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Trail

    about 2 years ago