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Summer Trail Hours Starting June 1

Posted by on May 31, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Summer Trail Hours Starting June 1

Need a break and a bit of extra time in nature? Starting June 1, Sycamore, Turnbull and Hacienda Hills will be open until 6pm. June 1 thru Sept 30 hours are 9am to 6pm. Arroyo Pescadero and Powder Canyon remain open sunrise to sunset. Preserve hours are designed to help the wildlife in the hills survive and thrive. Here are some recent photos of wildlife dynamic duos throughout the hills. Coyote and bobcat p airs in Sycamore, Turnbull, and Arroyo...

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The ABC’s of Face Coverings

Posted by on May 27, 2020 in News | Comments Off on The ABC’s of Face Coverings

Well said on Twitter by the Habitat Authority’s Interpretive Programs Coordinator, Terri Hernandez: https://twitter.com/PHHPA/status/1265430031087484928  

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Face Coverings Required

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Face Coverings Required

Let’s do this, trail users! Now’s the time to sport those face coverings and keep 6 feet apart on the trails. We started off so well. The LA County Health Order requires that everyone over 2 years old needs a face covering at the trailhead/parking lots and on any trails where there are other groups of people nearby. (Children with breathing problems should not wear a face covering.) http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening-Trails.pdf...

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Sycamore Opening

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Sycamore Opening

Sycamore Canyon will be opening on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

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Some Trails Reopening on May 9, 2020

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Some Trails Reopening on May 9, 2020

The Habitat Authority will be re-opening some trails on Saturday, May 9, 2020. If trail users demonstrate a lack of compliance with social distancing, wearing masks and group gathering then the trails will be closed. If other COVID-19 related public safety concerns develop, closures may be necessitated to protect public health and safety. Hellman –Stays closed. Los Angeles City set the precedent with keeping their busy Runyon Canyon closed, and Runyon Canyon’s congestion and neighborhood parking issues are very similar to Hellman. Turnbull – Reopen Saturday. Arroyo Pescadero – Reopen.  Due to overgrowth and to promote social distancing, the trails will be...

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Trail Status – Open or Closed?

Posted by on May 8, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Trail Status – Open or Closed?

Hello everyone! We know that many of you are anxious to get back out on the trails to enjoy hiking in nature. Our Board and staff are discussing how to approach this in a way that complies with guidelines and protects you and our rangers from over-crowding, a frequent problem for our trails in any time but especially now. We will post on Friday afternoon (5/8) about our decision for this weekend. Regardless of when the Preserve trails re-open, this article has some good tips on practicing distancing while enjoying the (relatively crowded) outdoors in Southern California: https://socalhiker.net/trails-are-re-opening-in-los-angele…/. Stay...

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