Monday, June 28, 2010

#125: Wilacre Park in Fryman Canyon

This past Saturday we battled a gang of bees, dodged desiccated dog poop, and conquered a semi-steep descent off the side of a hill... All in a day's work at Wilacre Park in Studio City!

We took the Betty Dearing loop trail, which takes about an hour to hike and connects to other trails in the area. The trail offers pretty good views of the Valley, but the day we went visibility was low.

The Tree People Building

We hiked past the Betty Dearing trail to The Tree People Conservation Center and then turned back. While we were there, we saw a sign for Once Upon A Canyon Night which is a concert/film/stage reading/educational series starting in July and going through September at the park. Click here for more information.

To park, you can pay $3 in the Wilacre lot, which starts you at the trail head. There's also a free lot a little more north near The Tree People building and greenhouse. If you do park there, you will have the option of going on a few trails in the area. All these trails can be a bit confusing, so be sure to print out a map!

The Trail Head

Free the rocks! An educational exhibit by The Tree People.
At the one clear lookout on the trail

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