Will Hike for Food – November 27, 2022!

Welcome to the 7th annual “Will Hike for Food” hike/food drive! This event, collaboratively organized by NobodyHikesInLA.com, with WalkingPasadena.com and WeekendSherpa.com, will help people enjoy nature, get exercise, meet other hikers, and give back to those less fortunate. Hikers are requested to bring non-perishable food items to donate to Friends In Deed’s food pantry in Pasadena (friendsindeedpas.org).

In the past, Will Hike for Food events have been scheduled on Black Friday to tie in with the #OptOutside movement. We will be hiking on Sunday, November 27 at 9am, to allow those who have to work on Black Friday the opportunity to join us. Of course, if you have Friday off, you should #OptOutside anyway!

We will meet at the trail head of the Cherry Canyon Trail in La Canada (approximate address: 4157 Hampstead Rd., La Canada) at 9am. Expected route will be about 3 miles with some moderate climbing. For more information including trail head location, click here. Also feel free to visit the event’s Facebook page, here.

NOTE: This hike is a casual opportunity to meet like-minded people and support the community. Nobody Hikes in L.A., Walking Pasadena, Weekend Sherpa and their representatives are not responsible for your conduct or anything that may happen during your hike. Be careful, and be respectful of others and of your surroundings.




Fire Victims Benefit Hike with Nobody Hikes in LA: 12/2/18

Come enjoy a hike at Cherry Canyon Park in Glendale, known for its shaded woodlands and panoramic city and mountain views. Together with Nobody Hikes in LA, we will be collecting donations for victims of the Woolsey and Hill fires.

The hike will start at 9am and be done between 11 and 12 depending on the exact route and number of participants. One possible route is to Cerro Negro, described here, a moderate 3-mile hike with 750 feet of elevation gain.

Please bring a check or money order payable to the nonprofit of your choice. All donations will be mailed to the appropriate organization after the hike. For lists of organizations accepting donations, click here and here.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 9 AM
Cherry Canyon Park

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Will Hike for Food/Opt Outside hike and food drive – 11/23/18

45231142_1911486552238783_773356144939761664_nWalking Pasadena is proud to team up with Nobody Hikes in L.A. for the 2nd annual Will Hike for Food/Opt Outside hike and food drive, Friday, November 23rd at Deukmejian Wilderness Park! If you are looking to burn off some calories, the incline of the Dunsmore Canyon Trail will do the trick. Bring a non-perishable food item and enjoy a great hike in the San Gabriel foothills. Hope you can join us!

Friday, November 23, 2018 at 9 AM – 12 PM
Deukmejian Wilderness Park Page
3429 Markridge Road, Glendale, California 91214

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Tracing the Remains of Busch Gardens – 1/28/18

midwinterinbuschgardensSunday January 28, 2018 | 2PM
Meet at 2PM at the southwest corner of Arlington & Orange Grove.

Pasadena’s Busch Gardens is long gone, but thanks to a great article/item at KCET recently, we are going to take a walk to see the hidden remains of this piece of our city’s history. This won’t be a long or very vigorous walk, just a chance to explore and walk and talk!

Approximate Route:

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From Petrea Burchard: “Hi everyone. In 2010 I wrote a series of posts about some of the sights in Busch Gardens. These were on the blog where I posted every day for about 5.5 years, Pasadena Daily Photo.”


Just Below Old Town Walk

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Meet outside Whole Foods Arroyo Parkway
465 S Arroyo Pkwy, Pasadena, CA 91105

There are some great features to this walk south of Pasadena’s Old Town – come explore Fair Oaks and Raymond Avenues with the Walking Pasadena group! We’ll meet at the entrance to the Arroyo Parkway Whole Foods, and wander 2-3 miles on Fair Oaks, Raymond Avenue, California Boulevard, and Arroyo Parkway. There may be a few alleys we discover on the way that we can explore! You have probably driven these streets many times, but have you walked them? There are Art Center murals, hidden alleys, great coffee shops and antique stores, interesting architecture, and more!

Two-Labyrinth Walk for World Labyrinth Day

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Arlington Garden
275 Arlington Drive, Pasadena CA

Celebrate the eighth annual World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 7, 2016! We are lucky to have several labyrinths in the Pasadena area; this walk will include two of them.

We’ll start at 1PM at the Arlington Garden labyrinth at 275 Arlington Drive. After we’ve enjoyed their classical labyrinth, we’ll walk together to the Chartres-style labyrinth at Neighborhood Church on Orange Grove. We’ll return to the starting point at Arlington for a round trip of about 3.5-4 miles.

RSVP on the Facebook Event page, or comment on this post, or just show up!

For more information on labyrinths as a spiritual tool, see this page: labyrinths.

For more information on World Labyrinth Day, see this flyer or the Labyrinth Society’s web page on the event.