It’s not every day that you can join a group of Angelenos to light up the night sky. On Saturday, December 7, a group of intermediate-level hikers are rallying up to tackle a free sunset hike up Griffith Park and fellow hikers are invited to join!
If you haven’t heard of the Festival of Lights hike, it’s an annual trek hosted by a community called Everyone’s Hike — the group hosts hikes throughout Southern and Northern California while aiming to bridge the gaps within hiking residents throughout the state. Griffith Park just so happens to be the place where the meet-up group frequents the most.
This year, hikers are encouraged to dress up in black and red as well as sport festive Christmas lights — feel free to light up your clothes, hats, backpacks, and walking sticks! Just be sure that you’re comfortable enough to hike for four hours! Santa hats are, of course, welcome.
Everyone’s Hike wants to make it clear that this is not a beginner’s hike, the 6-mile hike is considered a ‘level 5’ hike and though small children and dogs are welcome, its recommended to them at home considering the group’s size. Hikers are to meet at the Griffith Park Merry Go Round parking lot 2 at 3:45p to 4p; the hike will begin at 4:15p, sharp.
Remember to arrive early enough to stretch and hydrate before the hike! And while you’re out there enjoying the event, keep an eye out for a donation backpack where you can do your part to help keep hikes like this afloat.
Learn more about the Festival of Lights Hike, here!
Location: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027. (Lot 2 is the second parking.) See it on Google maps.
Also published on Medium.