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    catherine wright reviewed Shipwreck Trail

    about 5 years ago

    I hiked this trail on Saturday with the San Gabriel Mountains Hiking Group. It was very interesting. We started our path on 600 Paseo Del Mar, Palos Verdes Estates, CA. where we parked our cars along the street and gathered in a flat dirt area overseeing the beautiful ocean. Then we hiked down a loose dirt road heading east bound along the cove until we hit the SS Dominator Shipwreck from 1961. You have to travel a few miles on all rocks ranging from small to large. It is a little bit of a challenge because one wrong slip and you could easily injure yourself. I would suggest sturdy hiking boots with thick soles. Boots because you need ankles support with all the movement and twisting while walking on rockes. I wore a pair of hiking boots with fairly thick soles and I could still feel every rock I had to step on. After a few miles My feet started to ache. Take a walking stick, lunch, and plenty of water. The views and adventure of the shipwreck are spectacular and well worth hiking on all those rocks! It was especially fun going with a hiking group I found on www.meetup.com. I would recommend it for everyone as long as they are able to keep their balance. The hike stated four miles, but my Fitbit One stated it was more like six miles.

    catherine wright completed Shipwreck Trail

    about 5 years ago

    catherine wright reviewed Eaton Canyon Trail

    about 5 years ago

    My friends and I got to the park between 6:30 - 7:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning before the park opened. Since a previous hiker stated that the park was so horrible I expected the worst. But when I got to the park I found it to be clean with minimal grafitti. It was a beautiful morning with an overcast perfect for hiking. By the time we got back to the parking lot around 9:30 a.m. the parking lot was already full.

    catherine wright completed Eaton Canyon Trail

    about 5 years ago

    catherine wright saved Eaton Canyon Trail

    about 5 years ago

    catherine wright reviewed beechwood trail to hollywood sign

    about 5 years ago

    The entrance to the Trail is off of Beachwood Drive right by right next to Sunset Ranch. My girlfriends and I started hiking around 6:40 a.m.. We ended up doing both trails. One trail ends behind the sign and the other in front of the sign. There are inclines and declines during this hike. The trail to the right is a little more strenuous and ends up behind the sign. There is a very nice memorial with a little bit of history regarding the trail and the donors who make the trail possible.

    catherine wright reviewed Mt. Hollywood Trail

    about 5 years ago

    My girlfriends and i started hiking up the Hollywood Sign trail around 6:45 a.m. It was a beautiful morning with an overcast perfect for hiking up and down the trails. We hiked the trail up behind the hollywood sign and then hiked the trail in front of the hollywood sign. It was a nice hike. The only thing that stood out is the horse feces. The is a horse ranch close by that schedules tours and has not cleaned up after themselves.

    catherine wright completed Mount Hollywood Trail

    about 5 years ago

    catherine wright reviewed La Tuna Canyon

    about 5 years ago

    This trail is a little difficult for a beginner. It offers spectacular views, wonderful smells of nature, challenging terrain and great exercise. The only downfall is that there has been vandalism in the parking area. Infact, my passenger side car window was busted in one time I went to hike in the evening after work. The only thing I think was missing was my lunchbag and a matching purple knife. Place all your belongings in the trunk out of sight. I heard some thief frequents this place all the time.

    catherine wright completed La Tuna Canyon Trail

    about 5 years ago

    catherine wright reviewed Echo Mountain Trail

    about 5 years ago

    I went up to Echo Mountain for a full moon hike in April 2013. I loved it. It was a perfect evening hike and once we go up the mountain you can see the hole valley light up. It was a spectacular sight to see. I can't wait until the 4th of July when they will have a party on top of the mountain. People bring food and drinks and socialize. It is a fun event. I even heard that they have Happy Hour every Wednesday up there. Got to do it!

    catherine wright reviewed Arroyo Seco

    about 5 years ago

    Did a Arroyo Seco Hike this morning with the San Gabriel Mountains Hike Group. The hike was only approximately 4 - 5 mile round trip from the end of Lincoln Avenue/W. Altadena Dr. (in Altadena, CA) to the Gould Mesa Campground. We hiked 1/4 mile down a trail that connects with the main Gabrielino Trail. From there we hiked approximatley 1.5 miles to Gould Mesa Campground where there was a bathroom and picnic tables. There are three small streams along the way, but I really didn't get wet. We did not hike all the way up to the dam.

    catherine wright completed Arroyo Seco Trail

    about 5 years ago

    catherine wright reviewed Sam Merrill Trail

    about 5 years ago

    catherine wright completed Sam Merrill Trail

    about 5 years ago

    catherine wright reviewed Shoemaker Canyon Road, East Fork San Gabriel River

    about 5 years ago

    Two of my girlfriends cancelled going to the East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere) and my girlfriend needed me to watch her daughter so I changed my plans. Me and Marlene (6 years old) hiked the six (6) miles up to Shoemaker Trail. It was an easy walk and a great way to get your exercise. All together, we had a very nice day.

    catherine wright completed Mt. Waterman Trail

    about 5 years ago

    catherine wright saved Mt. Waterman Trail

    about 5 years ago

    catherine wright reviewed East Fork Trail (Bridge to Nowhere)

    about 5 years ago

    I finally hiked the whole trail with the SVG Mountain Hiking Group! It was a beautiful May 4, 2013 hike. I wish I would of been able to stay longer and take a dip in that lovely water hole. We packaged a lunch and hiked past the Bridge to Nowhere. It turned out to be a very hot day so if you hike this trail in summer make sure you pack a lot of extra water. I would recommend it. Previous post on March 17, 2013. I really enjoyed this trail. Unfortunetely, I only hiked to the second stream crossing and fell in as I crossed. LOL! I didn't get hurt. I was more worried about getting my camera wet since the water was thigh deep. I just have to practice my balancing act. :) I ordered hiking polls to help me cross the next time which will be very soon. It was a wonderful hike and I loved the variety too. I am anxious to go back and complete this adventure.

    catherine wright saved Chantry Flats Trail

    over 5 years ago

    catherine wright saved Santa Anita Trail

    over 5 years ago

    catherine wright saved Hermit Falls Trail

    over 5 years ago

    catherine wright saved Devil's Canyon Trail

    over 5 years ago

    catherine wright saved Windy Gap Trail

    over 5 years ago

    catherine wright saved Smith Mountain Trail

    over 5 years ago