Sunset Trail - Big Laguna Trail Hike, October 12

Saturday, October 12, 2019

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Saturday, October 12, 2019
Laguna Mountain Recreation Area

Join the Hiking Ministry family from the Rock Church in Point Loma as we hike the Sunset Trail/Big Laguna Meadow Trail in the Laguna Mountain Recreation Area. We will meet at the Meadows Information Kiosk and Picnic Area, Sunrise Hwy., Mile 19.

We'll start on the Sunset Trail and hike to the Big Laguna Trail, where we will walk along the meadow and stop for a break and worship. You will have the opportunity to meet new friends to do life with, grow with, explore with and love Jesus with!

A National Forest Adventure Pass is needed to park on Sunrise Hwy. I do have 2 passes we can use. $5 Day passes are available at Adventure 16 and Big 5 Sporting Goods.

More information on the hike can be found here.

"I will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people." - Leviticus 26:12

This is a moderately strenuous hike, with hills. There is some elevation gain and we will be hiking above 5,500 feet. The altitude will affect your breathing. Please self-evaluate your fitness and hiking levels before attempting this hike.

Itinerary:

Hike Location Address: Meadows Information Kiosk Trailhead, Mt. Laguna, CA 91948

Carpool meets at 7:30 a.m.

Carpool leaves at 7:45 a.m.

Meet at Trailhead at 8:30 a.m.

Hike starts at 8:45 a.m.

Worship: About half-way through (weather permitting).

Difficulty: Moderately strenuous, elevation around 5,500 feet.

Highlights: Big Laguna Lake, Water-of-the-Woods, great views

Distance: 7.2 miles (loop)

Elevation Gain: 790'

Hiking Time: approximately 3 hours

Travel Time: 45 minutes from Grossmont Center, La Mesa to Trailhead

Suitable for dogs (on leash) and children

Weather: It will be cool, most likely in the 50-60 degree range. Hike will be cancelled if it rains.

What to Bring:
  • Good running or hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing, wear layers as it will warm up
  • Hat or visor
  • Hiking Poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water (at least 2 liters recommended)
  • Snacks or lunch
Trailhead Directions:

I-8 east to Sunrise Hwy. Make a left at the stop sign and drive about 5 miles uphill. At Mile 19.1 is the Meadows Information Kiosk and Picnic Area. Park along the highway shoulder, which is wide enough on both sides to accommodate parking. The trailhead is on the west side of the highway. There is no available water, but there are portable toilets.

Carpool Address:

Park and Ride Lot adjacent to Red Lobster at 8703 Murray Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942. Please contact Vinnie at [email protected] if you wish to carpool.

A National Forest Adventure Pass is needed to park on Sunrise Hwy. I do have 2 passes we can use. $5 Day passes are available at Adventure 16 and Big 5 Sporting Goods.


When
Saturday · October 12, 2019
8:45 - 11:45 AM
Cost
Free
Contact
If you have questions, please contact Vinnie Freeman at [email protected].

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