Nature Friends LA is a nonprofit, volunteer- based, tourist club catering to nature lovers. We host monthly socials, outdoor activities, and provide our facilities to conservation groups at minimal cost. To support the upkeep of our beautiful, historic clubhouse we also rent our facility for events such as weddings, retreats, and workshops. 

What is Nature Friends?


A unique event space.



Upcoming Club Events


March 9, 2024 1:00 pm

March 9, 1 – 6 pm. Lily Cohen Ghobady, a NFLA member, has offered to organize a Nowruz event. Nowruz is a secular holiday that is celebrated by...

Spring Cleaning Volunteer Day

March 16, 2024 10:00 am

We’re gathering to scrub down the clubhouse and make it shine for its 100th anniversary. All members welcome.

100 Year Clubhouse Celebration

March 17, 2024 2:00 pm

We’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of our clubhouse completion in 1924. Wear Green for St Patrick’s day if you like! Please join...

Spring Cookout

May 12, 2024 4:00 pm

Celebrate spring with a cookout and live music! Details coming soon.

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History of Nature Friends

Nature Friends was founded in Vienna, Austria in 1895 to provide members and their families with places to go and enjoy nature and encourage the study of nature-related subjects. The Club soon spread throughout Europe and many lodges and clubhouses were built, usually in forests, ski areas or close to wilderness areas. In 1920, a group of Nature...

Member benefits

Monthly social events
Member discounts
Hosted weekly hikes
Volunteer opportunities


Nature Friends is located at the base of Mount Wilson in northern Sierra Madre, CA. From Pasadena, drive East on the Foothill Freeway (210) to the Baldwin Ave. exit, turn left under the freeway and follow the sign to Baldwin Ave and Sierra Madre Blvd.

Nature Friends LA is a private nonprofit social club for nature lovers. Part of Nature Friends International, NFLA serves its members and community by hosting monthly socials, organizing outdoor activities such as hikes and trips to its cabin, as well as offering free and low cost use of its facilities to conservation groups.

Its facilities include a beautiful Bavarian style clubhouse, a dormitory for overnight stays, and a remote, rustic cabin in San Jacinto. NFLA supports itself by renting its spaces for private events such as yoga retreats and weddings. All are welcome to visit us and tour the Sierra Madre facility.