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Inspiring & Challenging Sunset Night Hike to Parker Mesa Overlook

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Inspiring & Challenging Sunset Night Hike to Parker Mesa Overlook

Difficulty: 4/10, Moderate but steep uphill
Length: 2.5 miles, 1.75 hours plus breaks
Elevation Gain & Loss: 1200’; Peak: 1523’
View: Panoramic view of Malibu, ocean, West Side, Downtown
Details: This hike has some STEEP moments, is not on most trail maps & has 2 benches on top to relax on

The trail head is at the end of a residential street & the address given is that of a private home so please park kindly, as close to the end of the street as possible & do not make a lot of noise until we get on the trail.

Night-hiking in LA is amazing! Trails are practically empty, breeze is cool, & the beautiful city below you offers unlimited full-definition entertainment!

We take short rest stops as needed. At the peak/midpoint, we take a nice break to have beer/soda/snacks & look at beautiful scenery.

Please RSVP & arrive by 6:55 pm for a 7 pm start. Change your RSVP ASAP if you can’t make it to give others a chance to hike. Repeat “No Shows” will get last priority on future hikes.

* COVID-19 guidelines apply: Social Distancing, Feeling Well
* Please wear proper hiking boots
* Consider long pants in case there is some brush along the way
* Bring plenty of water to drink
* Bring a headlamp to use after dark
* Bring a Mask in case you get too close to anyone else
* Fun, yummy snacks are always appreciated
* Bring a Cheerful Attitude 🙂

We hike every Tuesday night & for variety we do other trails that are similar to this one (never boring).

We hope to see you!


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Farzan Rule: We start the hike at the Posted hike time-SHARP!

PLEASE – Know your limits & abilities. Check weather conditions, dress accordingly & be aware of your surroundings at all times. Watching out for poison oak, snakes, ticks, uneven footing, spectacular views, beautiful fauna all while interacting with awesome (usually) fellow hikers can be extremely hazardous, rewarding & fun.

Rating a hike is subjective, meaning the difficulty of a hike will be in direct relation to how often you hike & the type of hike you prefer. Keep in mind that any hike can have the following: un-even hiking surfaces, various obstructions, water/water crossings or bouldering/rock hopping. A great hike will have all of these!

1 – A long walk
2 – 4 mile hike w/little elevation gain (E.G.)
3 – 5 mile hike w/up to 1000 ft. E.G.
4 – 5+ mile hike w/up to 1500 ft. E.G. (heart rate increases at times)
5 – 7+ mile hike w/over 1500 ft. E.G. (heart rate increasing even more at times)
6 – 7+ mile hike w/over 2000 ft. E.G. (at times you might be trying to remember how to perform CPR)
7 – 5+ mile hike w/over 2000 ft. E.G. (at times you might be muttering expletives to yourself)
8 – 10+ mile hike w/over 3500 ft. E.G. (at times you might be angry with the hike leader)
9 – 10+ mile hike w/over 5000 ft. E.G. (at times you might be thinking of reporting the hike leader to the authorities)
10 – Use your imagination


I am a volunteer (i.e. not liable for the group). Safety is a priority for everyone in the group. Think of this as hiking with a group of friends.

Outdoor sports & other events we plan can be inherently dangerous & accidents may happen. By participating in any posted event, you’re taking responsibility for your own safety & well-being. The VHC Meetup Group & its organizers are not trained leaders & we do not confirm the qualifications of any of its members to lead or participate in trips. All participants take full responsibility for their own actions. If you choose to sign up for any VHC Meetup events, you are releasing the VHC Meetup Group & it’s organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries as stated in paragraph 6.2 of the Meetup “Terms of Service” located on the bottom of the Meetup website. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment & experience.

July 20 2021


Date: July 20
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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468 S Surfview Dr

468 S Surfview Dr
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 US

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