Published : Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | 11:42 AM
The Pasadena Hiking Pacers is inviting all hiking enthusiasts in the city and nearby areas to participate in its beginner-friendly hike this week to Trail Canyon Falls in the Big Tujunga. This weekâ€™s hike is a follow up to the successful first hike last week to Eaton Canyon Falls.
The group is encouraging hikers to bring their friends and family in hiking the Trail Canyon Falls on Sunday, January 13 starting at 7 a.m. The meeting place is at 34.30564, -118.25527
19608 N. Trail Canyon Rd.
Pasadena Hiking described the hike as a three-mile roundtrip with 700′ elevation gain/loss (unofficial long hike option: Tom Lucas Camp, seven miles rt).
Since the hike is beginner-friendly, Pasadena Hiking set the hiking difficulty at Level 1, meaning the distance is six miles or less and the terrain is mostly level ground or only slight inclined.
â€œThere is very limited parking at this trailhead so we do encourage you to please carpool as much as possible,â€ the Pasadena Hiking said in a statement. It added, â€œIf you would like to carpool, please meet at 3915 Lowell Avenue, Glendale, CA (it is a park & ride parking lot) at 6:30 AM. Post on our Facebook page for this event: www.facebook.com/pasadenahikingpacers and let other hikers know that you are planning to be at the carpool location.â€
Hikers are also advised that an Adventure Pass is required for each parked vehicle in the area. The National Forest Adventure Pass is a requirement by the U.S. Forest Service for vehicles parked within certain recreation sites and areas in the forest.
The pass can be purchased either a day pass for $5.00 or an annual pass for $30.00. For more information on the Adventure Pass and where to purchase one, please visit the U.S Forest Service website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/r5/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5208699&width=full.
For those participating in this Sundayâ€™s hike, Pasadena Hiking issued this disclaimer, â€œHike at your own risk! Leash your dogs, beware of snakes, poison oak, ticks, sunburns, and stay with the group at all times. Responsible and well prepared hikers always bring at least 3 liters of water, food, first-aid kit, and wear appropriate hiking/trail shoes. If you are not sure which way to go on the trail, wait and ask one of the leaders. Each hiker is fully responsible for his/herself while hiking in the great outdoors, including the responsibility for paying any bills related to rescue efforts or medical care. This is a free club operated by volunteers, no one is liable for any other person.â€
We are a free hiking group that meets in Pasadena as well as surrounding areas in Los Angeles County. Come join us every Sunday mornings at 7:00 AM! We strive to have a supportive, fun, and safe hiking environment. We cater for all age groups and skill levels. Before you start hiking, please consult a physician to determine if you’re physically able to hike.
For more information, you can contact Dr. Kevin Cressey, Chiropractor 131 N. El Molino Ave., Suite 180 Pasadena.