Weekend Pasadena Transit Route 88 connects Gold Line to Sam Merrill Trailhead
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Weekend Pasadena Transit Route 88 connects Gold Line to Sam Merrill Trailhead

October 14, 2019

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.


  • Reply Los Angelist April 2, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Yay! Should be every day though, some people hike on weekdays too!

  • Reply bmotzbmotz April 2, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    Love it!! Fun video & awesome footage

  • Reply Ruben Aparicio April 2, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    I will visit the new line 88 on Saturday.

  • Reply Eric Alvarado April 3, 2018 at 1:41 am

    The Enchanted Forrest! Dope

  • Reply MrSquareart April 3, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    good video!!!!!!!

  • Reply TigerSlashX April 4, 2018 at 7:37 am

    This mountain is a really good place to take acid/mushrooms.

  • Reply Michael Means April 4, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Johnathon Adame for President

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