Hike : 7 miles 1000+ft gain/loss.
We start at the Ridge Park entrance in Newport Coast at the top of the hills street parking.
General Rating/Difficulty: Level 2+/3 moderate fast pace for distance, elevation and speed; Click RATING TABLE http://files.meetup.com/1554500/RATING%20TABLE.pdf to read more about difficulty levels.
WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR: Bring water, snacks. Dress layers clothes and proper hiking shoes with traction. paper map from trailhead
10 Hiking Essentials (http://www.meetup.com/HikingOC/messages/boards/thread/9535234)
Directions: From Newport Coast Road take Ridge Park Road uphill until it ends at intersection with Coastal Peak Road. Trailhead is at the end of Ridge Park Road. Park along the road and meet at trailhead. Try to arrive 10 min early for paring and introductions.
***By joining the meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings***
***YOU acknowledge THAT WE ARE NOT PROFESSIONALS.
***YOU ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR SAFETY
Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, but there are certain dangers you should be aware of. Those include, but are not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks, snake bites, coyotes, mountain lions or wildlife. By signing up for this event, you agree to hold harmless the hike organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike***