Location: Echo Park
DISTANCE: 3 miles total, round-trip
HIKE TIME: 2 hours
DIFFICULTY: Moderately easy stroll
Saturday Gay Funday - Our Big Gay Picnic is back! Start summer with a free urban hike of Echo Park’s secret staircases and historic Victorian homes - a walking loop of hidden gems of Los Angeles, topped with an elevated view of Echo Park Lake.
After we’re done, we return to scenic Echo Park Lake for our Big Gay Picnic! Bring a picnic blanket/mat for the lawn, your lunch or food to share, games, and enjoy the day with friends, old and new. Optionally, there’s Beacon for takeout - the lakeside brunch cafe (avo toast, lattes, sandwiches), but you might be waiting a while.
Come enjoy the Great Outdoors. Bring a friend, learn about our upcoming hikes & campouts, play games, people-watch and lounge by the lake. Everyone's welcome!
WHERE? Meet outside Beacon Echo Park, 751 N. Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90026
WHEN? 10 a.m. for urban hike. Return to Echo Park around 12:30 p.m. for gay picnicking.
WHAT TO BRING: Walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, water. Mat/chair, lunch, drinks. Hand sanitizer/wipes for park bathroom.
PARKING: Streets surrounding Echo Park, give yourself extra time. We encourage taking public transit, biking or walking for active health!
HIKE LEADERS: If you have any questions, please contact Bryan Matsumoto and Albert Sotelo, Great Outdoors-LA (626) 246-8634 firstname.lastname@example.org
GREAT OUTDOORS is the largest gay outdoor recreational organization in Southern California, with 5 chapters in Los Angeles, Orange County/Long Beach, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, and San Diego. Join us for friendly camaraderie and fun adventures including hiking, camping, urban stair walks, kayaking, backpacking, roller skating, museum tours, picnics, game nights, and other fun events! We explore near and far, from a day hike in the Santa Monica Mountains to a four night camping trip in Zion National Park.
Health Problems/allergies: It is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency. Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.
Photo credit: Repost Cochran Photos