So if you are a beginner hiker this particular trail might be a bit tough for you but it’s still pretty doable. And honestly if you’re getting yourself walking outside you are technically hiking. You are a hiker at that point. There are lots of trails you can do in L.A. That don’t require spending hundreds of dollars on gear or tons of time planning. So your chances of getting in trouble or getting lost are pretty low. And a lot of those trails you probably only need a good pair of sneakers and your gym clothes basically. Any trail you do you should be prepared for certain things. You’re gonna want to do research on the trails whether it’s online or a guidebook. It’s important to let someone know where you’re going at all times even if it’s an easy trail. We are not that far from civilization. You can see Pasadena and Altadena down there. But we are still in the wilderness. We’re in the San Gabriel Mountains There’s lots and lots of good stuff out here. Get outside. The more time you spend outside the happier you’re gonna be. Make sure to bring more water than you think you’ll need. Bring some snacks, bring some sunscreen. Bring some stuff to shade yourself from the sun. It’s doable for families We passed two guys with kids on their backpacks. It’s doable for toddlers. If you’ve got a dog on a leash you can bring them up here. Even if you park offsite you can take the bus in and avoid the parking hassle. This trail probably more than any other trail in the area was so connected to our transit network. Now with the transit connection it’s easily accessible for lots of people. If you don’t have a car you can still come up here. Spend a full day, spend a weekend up here backpacking, camping, having a great time. Then come back down, take transit again get back on the Gold Line and you are good to go.