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Whiting Woods in La Crescenta

Los Angeles Hiking Group
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Apr 14 8:00AM - 12:00PM

Stats

Distance: 6< miles

Elevation Gain: 1,500"> elevation gain

Time: 3< hours

Level: moderate to advanced

Trail condition: Trail, fireroad, minor scrambling

Restroom: None.

Adventure Pass is not required.

Direction: From the I-210 to La Crescenta, take the Pennsylvania Ave. exit and head south for about 0.5 miles. Stay on Pennsylvania, and it soon becomes Honolulu Ave. Turn right on Whiting Woods Road. Drive 0.3 miles and park at the end of the road. Well meet at the yellow gate at the TH.

This is a residential neighborhood. Please be respectful and keep noise down until we start on the trail.

The Plan

Whiting Woods Trail in La Crescenta leads to the Verdugo Motorway. It's six miles with 1,500-foot elevation gain loop. It starts out on a beautiful shaded trail, which will lead us to the challenging part of the hike. It is climbing in less than eighth of a mile with a 200+ feet of elevation gain and totally exposed.

There is poison oak at the beginning of the trail but totally avoidable.

Then once we get to the top, we will be on the Verdugo Motorway, and we'll head back down via the fire roads to our cars. It is a moderate to advanced hike, and I don't recommend it for beginners. Best to leave Fido at home because of the minor scrambling and heat. Bring plenty of liquids and nourishment you will require. It should take about 3 hours plus or minus.

This hike has all the views from the ridge of La Crescenta and the Angeles National Forest to the north and all of Glendale and the Valley beyond to the south and west.

WHITING WOODS HISTORY:

http://www.whitingwoods.org/History.htm

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Liability Waivers and Disclaimers:

We only organize events. The organizers, assistant organizers, event organizers, event hosts, and/or volunteers are not trained professional guides. We are volunteers; thus we're only inviting you to join us as friends hiking with friends.

Outdoor sports can be inherently dangerous, and from time to time, accidents may happen. By joining in any posted events, you agree that you're aware of the risks, hazards, and dangers associated with any activity and that you're taking full responsibility of your own safety and well-being.

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Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience. If you do not agree with the above or uncertain of your physical abilities to complete a hike or event safely, please do not sign up.

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