The Secret Trails and Woodland Cocktails Club
Date & Time
September 1, 2012, 5pm
Lawn of Wattles Mansion

The first outing will be a guided hike on the little known trails of an area we like to call Runyon Canyon Adjacent. All of the great views and sweet smelling sage of Runyon, none of the crowds and dogs in baby strollers.

Post hike we will enjoy foraged sage infused Campari punch and entertainment in a mysterious dwelling/succulent garden in a hidden canyon. We will also have non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.

The hike will be led by David Fenster and the cocktail party will be hosted by D’Arcy F-M.


  • Wear actual hiking shoes – trail runners or boots. These trails are seldom used and are not in great shape. Some sections are very steep and gravelly.
  • Bring plenty of water. It will be a steep strenuous hike.

We will meet on the lawn in front of the Wattles Mansion. There is plenty of free parking right in front of the park on North Curson Ave, just up from Hollywood Blvd.

There won’t be any historical information given out on the hike, but if you’d like to read up on the history of Runyon Canyon or Wattles Mansion there are links below. We will also pass by a mansion that may be cursed, the site of an alien landing and/or owned by the devil. I’ve included a New York Times article on the building:

Runyon Canyon

Wattles Garden

Cursed Mansion