Upcoming Hikes and Events

    • Mon, January 23, 2017
    • Mon, December 25, 2017
    • 49 sessions
    • Griffith Observatory


    Mondays, 6:00 PM - No need to register, and the hike is free to anyone who would like to participate. 

    NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THE HIKE WILL BEGIN AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE PARK ON COMMONWEALTH ABOUT 1/2 MILE NORTH OF LOS FELIZ DUE TO WORK ON THE OBSERVATORY PARKING LOT.

    Hike Leader: Gary Cleff.  Additional questions about the hike or where to meet contact Gary at (323) 314-7143

    (Meet by the "Charlie Turner's Trail" sign, in the back of the Observatory parking lot).

    This hike is an easy ascent/stroll. After the hike, we will meet at a local restaurant for dinner. Rain after 4:30 p.m. cancels.

    The hike is on the Charlie Turner Trail and goes to the top of Mount Hollywood. We meet at the trailhead which is at the far end of the Griffith Park Observatory parking area.

    Starting at the Charlie Turner trailhead, this hike is 2.5 miles with an elevation change of about 1000 feet. The views are great. On a clear day, you can see Catalina Island. Great views of the high rise buildings in downtown, Century City, Westwood and the Miracle Mile. Parking is adjacent to the trailhead. The parking lot is used by visitors to the Griffith Park Observatory. Get there early to ensure close parking. Parking is available on the roads leading to the parking lot but the walk to the trailhead will all be uphill! There is no fee for parking or to enter the park.

    For more information Contact Gary by email at mondaynighthike@greatoutdoorsla.org


    • Sun, December 17, 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Montrose Bowl 2334 Honolulu Avenue Montrose, California 91020
    • 26
    Register


    Get the holiday season rolling with Great Outdoors-LA!  This year, our annual holiday party moves to a new location - the historic Montrose Bowl, a retro favorite for movie shoots and private parties!  A hidden gem in charming Old Town Montrose, the 8-lane mini bowling alley exudes a 1950's vibe and is the perfect setting for our...

    Great Outdoors LA Holiday Party BBQ Brunch & Bowling!

    Your ticket includes:

    • Bowling, Shoes, and Balls!

    And "Barbecue Brunch" catered by Zeke's Smokehouse BBQ**:
      • Texas beef brisket, Kansas City spareribs, Smokehouse chicken, Sliced Creole hot links
      • Sweet and sour coleslaw, Mac and cheese, Potato salad, Southern green beans, Texas Toast
      • Bread pudding, Cobbler and Ice cream
      • Fruit, Coffee, and Juice

    You may purchase at the bar:
    • Beer (35+ varieties) and Wine


    • Sodas
    You may Bring Your Own (BYO):
    • Champagne for mimosas! It's a gay holiday brunch after all!
    • Please purchase all other beverages at the bar

    * Holiday outfits highly encouraged! *

    Retro vintage holiday? Ugly holiday sweater? Lumberjack holiday? Extravagant tinsel fantasy? ... Get creative and bring it on! 
    * Prizes for Crowd Favorite Outfit and runner-up! *

    * Raffle! - Open to everyone  * Bowling prize! - Top score 

    * Prizes: $50 and $25 Great Outdoors Overnight Trips & Memberships! *

    **Additional notes:  We know it's an early party, but Montrose Bowl is booked so far in advance, we had to nab this time!  BBQ will be served at 11:00 am, yum! :-)


    The ticket price is deeply reduced for Great Outdoors members, as a membership give-back.  Now is the perfect time to renew your membership, or join as a new member at the discounted rate!  Guests are always welcome, introduce a friend to the Great Outdoors!

    Parking: Leave extra time to find parking because Honolulu Blvd. in front of Montrose Bowl will be closed for the Sunday Farmer's Market (9 am-2 pm). Feel free to check it out!  Parking map: Aim for the many parking lots behind the businesses on the map, or park on the surrounding streets. (Montrose Bowl is red #64, in the middle of the map)

    We look forward to seeing you all, celebrating another Great year Outdoors, welcoming our new officers and sharing upcoming trips and plans for 2018!  Tickets will go fast, so - 

    Register now!

    • Thu, January 04, 2018
    • Thu, December 20, 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Griffith Observatory
    Register


    Image credits: griffithobservatory.org

    Hike Leader: Gary Cleff.  Additional questions about the hike or where to meet contact Gary at (323) 314-7143 or email at garycleff@sbcglobal.net

    No need to register, and free to anyone who wants to participate. 

    NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, THE HIKE WILL BEGIN AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE PARK ON COMMONWEALTH ABOUT 1/2 MILE NORTH OF LOS FELIZ DUE TO WORK ON THE OBSERVATORY PARKING LOT.

    2018 dates:  Jan 4 | Feb 1 | March 1 | March 29 | April 26 | May 24 | June 28 | July 26 | Aug 23 | Sept 27 | Oct 27 | Nov 21 | Dec 20

    Time: 7:00 pm SHARP

    Would you like to see the lights of Hollywood, Downtown, Burbank and the San Fernando Valley while hiking way above them during the full moon, without a flashlight? And maybe dinner afterwards in the company of warm & wonderful Great Outdoors and CMG friends? Then join us as we come together for their once-a-month "Thursday-Closest-to-the-Full-Moon Hike."

    The LA Chapter continues the popular monthly Full Moon hikes in Griffith Park. Bring a friend, or meet some new ones, as we hike about 3 miles from the Griffith Park Observatory to the top of Mt Hollywood and back, enjoying airline views of Los Angeles and environs. Dogs are absolutely welcome, but must be on a leash. This is the same route as our Monday Night hike and is a moderate hike.

    Event Cost: FREE -- there is no charge for this event.  No need to RSVP - just join us!

    Parking: There is free parking in the Griffith Park Observatory parking lot, but we strongly encourages carpooling and public transportation whenever possible! On busy summer nights, especially near the full moon [or if there is any other significant event in the sky, the lot fills up and you'll have to park along the road down the hill.

    Hike: This easy 90-minute hike up Charlie Turner's Trail (with a few hundred feet elevation gain) takes us from the trailhead in the Griffith Park Observatory parking lot up past Dante's View to the spectacular views on the peak of Mt. Hollywood, which some refer to as the "McDaddy" of Los Angeles hiking trails. For more details on this trail, go to www.guidespot.com/guides/best_hiking_trails_in.

    What to Bring: Comfortable walking/hiking shoes, water and a jacket . . . it gets cool at the top some evenings.
 

    Additional questions? contact Gary at garycleff@sbcglobal.net or call (323) 314-7143

Past Hikes and Events

Sun, November 19, 2017 Sullivan Canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains
Sun, November 12, 2017 Steppin’ & Sketchin’: Stairs + Tom of Finland House
Sat, October 28, 2017 Cancelled - Trail closure due to fire - Orchard Camp Hike (2960')
Sun, October 01, 2017 Fall Fitness & Geology Hike to Fish Canyon
Sun, September 10, 2017 Summer Social and Elections
Tue, July 25, 2017 Roller Skating with Live Organ Music (and optional class!) - No need to register. Just come have a great time!
Sat, July 22, 2017 Bridge to Nowhere Adventure! Must Register on Eventbrite!
Sun, July 09, 2017 Cooper Canyon Falls & Will Thrall Peak in the Pleasant Ridge Wilderness
Wed, June 07, 2017 GO Rainbow Skate Night at Moonlight Rollerway - No need to register. Just come and have a great time!
Sat, June 03, 2017 Spring BBQ and Social - Free to Members and a Guest
Sat, May 27, 2017 ***CANCELLED*** Orchard Camp Hike (2960') CANCELLED
Tue, May 09, 2017 Live Organ Night at Moonlight Rollerway (Roller Skating) - No need to register. Just come have a great time!
Sat, April 29, 2017 Malibu Creek State Park Hike - No need to register. Free to anyone who wants to participate.
Sat, April 22, 2017 **CANCELLED due to high heat** Skyline Trail - PS Museum to the Tram's Mountain Station - Hosted by PS Chapter - Free - Contact Trip Leader for Details
Wed, April 12, 2017 GO Rainbow Skate Night at Moonlight Rollerway - No need to register. Just come and have a great time!
Sat, April 01, 2017 Mishe Mokwa Trail to Sandstone Peak
Sat, March 04, 2017 Hike Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve
Sat, February 25, 2017 Get to Steppin! Secret Stairs of Echo Park + Tom of Finland House
Sat, February 18, 2017 *CANCELLED* Stunt High Trail to Saddle Rock
Sun, February 12, 2017 SWITZER FALLS HIKE
Thu, February 09, 2017 Full Moon Hikes (with Great Outdoors and CMG)
Sat, January 28, 2017 Los Liones Trail to Parker Mesa Overlook Hike

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