Come join me for another fall afternoon hike at a beloved park at the very top of Reseda Blvd. There are many different trails up here.
My favorite trail is the Garapito trail as you can go into some shaded bushy part of the canyon verses the exposed fire-road.
We will take this to Eagle Rock where a beloved bench memorializing some friends of mine rests. That will be the break spot where you can have a personal snack and rest for 10-15 minutes. I like to keep moving so because of that I would say if you are a beginner and need to go on your own, at your own pace, only come if you are confident as to where you are going up there and do not need guidance from me. It is still a great place to hike I would recommend for anyone at any level.
Distance: About 8 miles
Elevation Gain: 1750 ft
Difficulty: Intermediate because of pace and distance
Dogs: No as I am not sure about the policy at the park there
Restrooms: pit toilet at trailhead
Water Fountain: no
Parking: Plenty of free but depends where you park, note the signs
Trail: Combination of loop and out and back, fire road and hiking trail
Sunset: 4:46pm bring a headlamp or charged phone with light to be safe
Weather: Take note of the weather as it may be hot or cold. If it is a warm day there are places with very little shade but if cool you may want layers.
Known Dangers: Rattlesnakes, slip-‘n-fall, poison oak can all happen on this trail and also there are a lot of offshoots that can guide you the wrong way if you are not paying attention. I suggest that you wear proper hiking shoes and not tennis shoes to avoid slipping on rock or trail.
Bring: a light for just in case, a personal snack for Eagle Rock break
Sunscreen, hat or sunglasses for sun protection and also a layer in case it gets cold, depending on the weather.
I suggest LOTS of H20 to be safe, good practice is to bring between 2-3 liters even if you think it is too much, you can share with another who needs it and get practice carrying for longer hikes.
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