Scheduled Hikes

A different hike in your part of L.A.

every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday led by Ranger Ted

 

Ranger Ted provides an entertaining, informative and comprehensive outdoor experience for you and your group or family.  You must come prepared.  Bring appropriate clothing, footwear, water, sunblock, sunshade and carry your cell phone.

 

90 minute SCHEDULED HIKES rates are:  Adults: $20.00  Kids 2-17 $10.00  Kids under 2 years old are FREE.  GROUPS OF four persons OR MORE RECEIVE A 5 $ DISCOUNT PER PERSON.  Thus, a family of 4 with two kids under 12 would pay just 40 $ total.

 

Checks, cash or paypal are all acceptable methods of payment.  You must reserve your space by clicking BOOK NOW which will link you to Ranger Ted's email. You must fill out a release of liability form before taking any of these hikes.  You are encouraged to bring other hiking gear such as binoculars, cameras, nature books, bird call apps or geo caching directions!  Don't hesitate to contact Ranger Ted at any time with questions at rangertedla@gmail.com. 

Every Sunday
Kid and Family Friendly Hikes
See below

These 90 minute nature hike/ walk/ talk suitable for all ages.  Contact Ranger Ted for more information and to reserve your spot.  Perfect for families with young kids ages 2-10.

1st and 3rd Saturdays
 
Griffith Park

This loop is a great way to introduce yourself to Griffith Park.  We start at the top of Commonwealth Ave and loop up the beautiful Cedar Grove.  We continue up toward the Helicopter Pad and from there make a decision on the completion of the loop.  This hike has several steep sections and you'll definitley need good shoes or boots and water.  This hike is for people who are in decent to good to excellent shape and takes approximately 1 and 1/2 hours to complete.

One word: WATER.  It's a precious resource especially in greater Los Angeles.  But at the Sepulveda Basin (just off the 405 and 101) water is plentiful!  And water always equals greater bio-diversity.  Herons, hawks, turtles, geese and lots of other critters!  There is no elevation gain on this hike.  Rather it's a nice, moderate loop around the large lake/ basin.  Plenty of other opportunities here for kids and families too as there is a large park, playgrounds, archery, model airplane field and plenty of geo caches.  I highly recommend this hike for anyone with smaller children or people looking for a more restful walk / adventure.

2nd and 4th  Saturdays
 
Sepulveda Basin

KIDS GROUP 930-11 am

ADULTS 11- 1230

Meet at the top of Commonwealth Ave at 9:30 am

 

90 minute loop

 

Moderate to Strenuous
 

KIDS GROUP 930-11 am

ADULTS 11- 1230

 

Meet at the Amphitheatre near parking lot/ restrooms at 9:30 am

 

90 minute loop

 

Easy to Moderate
 

Hike Above the Hollywood Sign
Every Thursday
moderate to strenuous

Ranger Ted is the only guide who shows you the view from ABOVE the Hollywood sign!   This is an ADULT hike or for kids 12 and over in good shape. It's a moderate to strenuous hike that is approximately 1 and 1/2 hours to 2 hours in length.  We meet above the Lake Hollywood Reservoir every Wednesday morning at 930 am.  Park and meet at the corner of Wonderview drive and Lake Hollywood Drive. 

Saturday Hikes below have ADULT and KID options
 
SUNDAY
is
FAMILY FUN DAY
Griffith Park
 
 

Every Sunday we meet at the upper parking lot by the Carousel in Griffith Park for a 90 minute hike / walk / talk

 Ranger Ted is committed to sharing the great outdoors with people of all ages and abilities one hiking adventure at at time.  As a California Naturalist and expert hiking guide he believes that ground level interaction with the natural world greatly enhances the physical and mental health of all people.  He believes that greater bio-diversity is the key to a healthy planet which includes all species of animals and plants of which we humans are an integral part.  Ranger Ted knows that children who explore the natural world in unique, independent and imaginative ways learn a multitude of skills including confidence, leadership, curiousness, patience, stewardship and problem solving to name just a few.