Trip: Griffith Park via Public Transit w/ Darren Ruddell

Griffith Park via Public Transit w/ Darren Ruddell Griffith Park via Public Transit w/ Darren Ruddell
2017
Oct
27

{COMPLETED}

DATE: October 27th
TIME: 09:00 AM – 03:30 PM

TRIP LEAD:
Ben Banet

Have you ever wanted to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail, but just never had 5 months to spare? Well here's your chance to thru-hike the lovely trails of Griffith Park in a single day as well as see the Hollywood Sign up close AND climb over six different mountain peaks all for SIX dollars. Additionally, we'll be taking the metro system to and from the trailheads enabling us to do a point-to-point hike without the hassle of having to shuttle cars. Get out and explore LA's largest urban park as well as the city's public transit system (which is surprisingly good to get outside with)!

Griffith Park via Public Transit w/ Darren Ruddell

PEAK: Griffith Park Thru-hike

  • PEAK Difficulty
  • {difficulty} 7 miles, about 1,750 ft of gain on a variety of fire roads, trails, and maybe even some scrambling
  • {scenery} Griffith Park's rugged chaparral covered hills give great views of all of downtown and Hollywood as well as distant views of the San Gabriel and Santa Monica Mountains and even the Pacific Ocean!
  • {fun fact} We'll be swinging by the legendary Hollywood sign so if you haven't checked that off your LA bucket list, now is the time to!

Griffith Park via Public Transit w/ Darren Ruddell

PROFESSOR: Darren Ruddell

  • {department} Spatial Sciences
  • {interests} Ruddell earned his Ph.D. in Geography with a specialization in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from Arizona State University in 2009. His research focuses on the interactions between climate & society such as the effects of urban heat islands in Arizona. Outside of the classroom, Professor Ruddell is kept busy with his wife and toddler and hobbies such as hiking, traveling, and brewing beer.