Evening hikers group invites newcomers
Some of the group on the ascent near the beginning of the trail on a hike of the Stough Canyon trail in Burbank on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The group meets every Tuesday at the Stough Canyon Nature Center and departs promptly at 6:30 p.m. and hikes to a point that has several names like Table Point, Tree Point, and Crispy Cream Point. The total distance is about three miles. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer / July 22, 2014)
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A group of hikers gathers every Tuesday evening for a roughly 4-mile, round-trip hike through the Stough Canyon Nature Center trails in Burbank.
Between 10 and 20 people show up weekly for the roughly hour-and-a-half-long trek, said Jon McGinley, recreation coordinator at the Stough Canyon Nature Center.
“It’s a great challenge,” McGinley said, adding that the group-setting serves as a solid motivation for hikers to keep trekking. “You’re getting an exercise and you’re able to still talk and chit-chat.”
Plus, at the top of the hill, hikers get a “huge, awesome view” of the San Fernando Valley, McGinley said.
The nature center also offers full-moon hikes once a month, with the next one being slated for Aug. 8.
The group welcomes new hikers of all ages. For more information, call (818) 238-5440.