Top Adventures in Topanga

  • Hike to Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park

    Eagle Rock is located in Topanga State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains, and it is a unique formation that provides an amazing panoramic view of Santa Monica. On a clear day, the Catalina Islands and Palos Verdes Peninsula are visible. You can p...

    6 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Hike to Parker Mesa Overlook via Trippet Ranch

    This is a 6.8 mile round-trip hike that starts at Trippet Ranch in Topanga Canyon. Even though the range in elevation is 400 feet from peak to trough, the up and down trail totals to approximately 1800 feet elevation gain making this a beginner to...

    6.8 miles 1800 ft gain

  • Hike Red Rock Canyon to Calabasas Peak

    When you get to the parking lot be sure to pay the $5 parking fee. You will need to place this in the provided envelope and drop it in the iron ranger. Start the hike by following the fire road behind the gate. About a couple of yards in, you will...

    4.2 miles 1066 ft gain

  • Hike to Santa Ynez Falls

    The Santa Ynez Canyon Trail is located 10 minutes away from the beach providing you the opportunity to do this hike early in the morning and spend the rest of the day hanging out at the beach. To get to the trailhead, take Vereda de la Montura Roa...

    3 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike to the Labyrinth at Tuna Canyon Park

    This is a simple but steep 2.4 mile round-trip hike to a clearing on a mountaintop in Topanga/Malibu, about an hour's drive west of downtown LA. At the end of the hike you'll reach a clearing with incredible views. On a cloudy or foggy day, it fee...

    2.4 miles 235 ft gain

  • Hike and Rock Climb at Saddle Peak

    This is one of my favorite hikes in the Los Angeles area. Super easy, yet beautiful and a perfect place to get away from the city.Parking for the trailhead is where the three roads intersect. The parking area is a long strip of dirt, there will mo...

  • Hike Calabasas Peak Motorway

    Getting There You can, from Los Angeles, go one of three ways: take I-405 to US-101 and head west, or from downtown, take US-101 the whole way, OR, get on I-10 from the Westside or east of there and take that until it becomes PCH, then take that t...

    7.3 miles 1817 ft gain

  • Hike the Top of Topanga Overlook

    The Top of Topanga Overlook is where you can simply park your car, and sit in one of the benches to view the San Fernando Valley. But there is one hiking trail in that area which lets you get better vantage points, as well as a quick workout.Once ...

    1 miles 1613 ft gain

  • Hike to Vanalden Vista

    To get to the trailhead take Vanalden Ave until it dead ends. Follow the trail at the end of the road as it winds up into the mountains and to the left. You can easily find the trail on Google Maps, so you can use this as a guide. The trail will f...

    2 miles 300 ft gain

  • Hike to the Parker Mesa Overlook

    This 5.4-mile out-and back trail takes off from the end of the residential area of Paseo Miramar. Once you hike a little less than a quarter mile in, you'll connect with Los Liones Canyon Trail. Continue on Paseo Miramar Trail, which in another 2....

    5.4 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Watch the Sunset at Ratner Beach

    Unlike most beaches in Los Angeles, this tiny little stretch of beach is usually empty, and is a little gem! It is the perfect place to get an unobstructed view of the sunset, and the sticks in the ground make for a picturesque sunset picture! Jus...

  • Hike the Temescal Canyon Loop

    There are a couple of different ways that you can hike in Temescal Canyon. Options for Hiking Temescal Canyon: The basic loop – 2.6 milesThe loop beginning from Temescal Canyon Trail at Sunset Boulevard – 3.4 milesThe loop with the Bienveneda Trai...

    3.4 miles 1100 ft gain

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