Monday, April 12, 2010

Hiking at Will Rogers Park

Last weekend was an eventful one (it was 3 days after all) and, in addition to Adventures in Archery, we also had a chance to go hiking at Will Rogers Park. We arrived at 2 and had just missed the tour of Will's house. It was beautiful from the outside and if you're planning a day there, I'd recommend you arrive around noon, hike for an hour or so, do the house tour at 1, then have a picnic lunch.

Directions - We arrived from he PCH and drove up, up, up Sunset. If you're coming from the PCH, take Chautauqua Blvd. to Sunset. It'll save lots of time. We parked in the lot and paid the $12 (yikes) because any little bit will help the parks these days. We'll really miss them if they're not around.

The Park - When you arrive the first thing you see is a huge polo field. I read that there are games on Saturdays. Sounds like a great place to spend the afternoon. There was no game the day we were there but lots of people picnicking and playing with their dogs. To get to the trails you'll pass by stables with horses and an old blacksmith's shop. The 2 mile loop to Inspiration point is quick and very pretty. It's steep at points, but very manageable. We did the loop and all available detours in about an hour and a half. This would be a great place to take people from out of town for a nice view without too much work to get there. It's a quick and easy version of Topanga Canyon, easier to get there and easier trails.

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