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Sunday January 13th, 11am.
Sweatworx Hikes Henninger.
We’ll do a moderately paced hike up the trail to Henninger Flats, allowing you to return on your own.
Directions to the Trail:
From the I-210 Foothill Freeway eastbound driving through Pasadena, exit at Sierra Madre Blvd./Altadena Drive. Turn left (north) at the first light (Altadena Drive).
From the I-210 westbound, exit at Sierra Madre Blvd./San Marino. Turn right (north) at the second light (Altadena Drive).
Follow Altadena Drive about 1.5 miles to New York Drive. Continue up Altadena Drive about one block and look for the Eaton Canyon Nature Center entrance on the right. If you are taking the Mt. Wilson Toll Road (which is where we’ll start), continue on Altadena Drive for about 1 mile past the Nature Center driveway and turn right unto Crescent. Go about 200 yards to Pinecrest, turn right and go about 200 yards to the Mt. Wilson Toll Road, on your right. Parking on the weekends is restricted, so mind the signs. You may need to park a few blocks away. There is a large fence and gate through which you will walk. We’ll meet up at 8am near the gate.
Come Prepared: You’ll need to wear athletic type clothing and sneakers with good tread or trail running shoes, if you plan on jogging down. Otherwise, comfortable hiking attire is recommended. You’ll need at least one bottle of water and there is a water fountain available once we reach the Flats, so you can refill your bottle, if needed. I also recommend bringing trail mix, a protein bar of some kind or some fruit.
Walk through the gate and down the road into Eaton Canyon. You’ll descend about 60 vertical feet before crossing bridge and heading up the road. The route climbs steadily. If you need a rest, take advantage of the well placed benches perched along the way. Continue climbing as the views of the San Gabriel Valley below open up. In a few tenths of a mile past the two-mile marker, you will cut back to the left on the last of five major switchbacks. You’re now on the final pitch and in a few minutes you’ll be passing the Henninger Flats sign and descending gently to your destination.
Upon Arrival to the Flats:
Once we reach the Flats, Team Sweatworx encourages you to participate in the group photo, as well as, a stretch session followed by some relaxation time.
At this time you’re free to do as you please. There is a visitor’s center and exploring grounds. If you would like to extend your hike, you can follow the road through Henninger Flats up to the ridge overlooking the Flats to the south and Eaton Canyon to the North. Once at the ridge, turn left and follow the fire road that loops around the ridge to a heliport. Enjoy a great 180-degree view of the city below. Or, if you like you can begin heading back down.
Hope to see you there!!!