Temescal Ridge Trail Hub Junction Temescal Peak Reseda Boulevard Hike Santa Monica Mountains Topanga State Park Dirt Mulholland Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park
Reseda Boulevard gives hikers in the San Fernando Valley easy access to Topanga State Park and other areas of the Santa Monica Mountains. From the top of Reseda Boulevard, it is just 0.2 miles up to an unpaved stretch of Mulholland Drive (called Dirt Mulholland) that runs east and west across the range, connecting to lots of other trails, including nearby Temescal Ridge... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 14, 2015
Caballero Canyon Trail Santa Monica Mountains hike Reseda Los Angeles California Topanga State Park Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park
Located on the north side of the Santa Monica Mountains in Tarzana, Caballero Canyon Trail is a straightforward dirt single track that ascends 625 feet over 1.7 miles to an unpaved section of Mulholland Drive. Caballero Canyon Trail makes a satisfying 3.4-mile round trip hike (or ride if you take your mountain bike), and there are several possible extensions to places like... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: March 23, 2016
Rustic Canyon Trail Will Rogers State Historic Park Los Angeles Brentwood Pacific Palisades Murphy Ranch Nazi sympathizer ruins hike
Next to Will Rogers State Historic Park there is a shady canyon with a shady past. The ruins of Murphy Ranch, a compound built by Nazi sympathizers in the 1930s have been left behind to decay in Rustic Canyon. For adventuresome hikers, there is a trail entering Rustic Canyon from the east side of Will Rogers SHP. Beyond the end of the trail, there is a long unmaintained... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: January 29, 2016
Parker Mesa Overlook hike Trippet Ranch East Topanga Fire Road Topanga State Park Los Angeles California Santa Monica Mountains ridge trail ocean view Santa Monica Bay
Parker Mesa Overlook is one of the best vista points in the Santa Monica Mountains, serving up panoramic views over Santa Monica Bay from a 1,525-foot oceanfront ridge in Topanga State Park. The overlook is located along East Topanga Fire Road, a north-south running ridge trail spanning between Trippet Ranch, the park's main trailhead in the north, and Paseo Miramar in the... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 6, 2015
Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park, Trippet Ranch, Musch Trail, Eagle Rock Fire Road, Eagle Springs Fire Road, Topanga Canyon, Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles, Entrada Road, Hike, trail, sandstone summit
With its unique craggy surface and panoramic views, Eagle Rock is one of the most exciting hiking destinations in Topanga State Park. There are several ways to get to the 1,957-foot summit. For hikers leaving from the park's main trailhead at Trippet Ranch, Musch Trail is an excellent route. The narrow trail is half a mile longer than the more traveled Eagle Springs Fire... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: May 28, 2015
Temescal Peak Temescal Ridge Topanga State Park
Temescal Peak rises over a wide region of the Santa Mountains triangulated between the Pacific Palisades, Topanga, and Calabasas. The peak sits on Temescal Ridge, which runs north to south between Santa Ynez Canyon and Temescal Canyon in Topanga State Park. There is only seventy vertical feet separating the summit from Temescal Ridge Trail, a service road running down the... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: March 23, 2016
Skull Rock Topanga State Park Pacific Palisades - Skull Rock: head-shaped outcropping on Temescal Ridge in Topanga State Park
Skull Rock sits on the shoulders of Temescal Ridge north of Temescal Gateway Park, delivering broad views over Santa Monica Bay. The head-shaped sandstone formation can be reach as an extension of Temescal Canyon Loop, bringing the hike to 3.8 miles. Skull Rock can also be reached via trailheads farther up Temescal Ridge. The nearest trailhead, located in the Palisades... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: December 14, 2015
Los Liones Trail Parker Mesa Overlook Topanga State Park sunset boulevard Palisades Hike bench ocean view ivy romantic hike lovers trail
Los Liones Trail weaves through a lush canyon just a mile from the Pacific Ocean. Slivers of big blue sea can be seen from much of the ivy and chaparral-lined hike. After 1.3 miles and 550 feet of elevation gain, the trail arrives at a ridge-top clearing that looks down on the Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, and the ocean beyond. Have a seat on the bench and watch slow... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 6, 2015
Parker Mesa Overlook hike East Topanga Fire Road Topanga State Park Los Angeles California Paseo Miramar hike
Parker Mesa Overlook is located on the west side of Topanga State Park, which holds the distinction of being: The world's largest wildland within the boundaries of a major city. This distinguishes it from Griffith Park: The largest municipal park and urban wilderness area in the United States. Both parks offer great hikes, and the trek to Parker Mesa Overlook is no... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 6, 2015
Santa Ynez Canyon Trail to Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park in the Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles, Vereda de La Montura, Pacific Palisades, Sunset Boulevart, Hike, trail, sandstone summit
The craggy sandstone summit of Eagle Rock rises over Topanga State Park, delivering panoramic views of the Santa Monica Mountains. The shortest trail to awesome prominence is a four-mile hike from Trippet Ranch to Eagle Rock. For a more challenging trek, explore this 7.4-mile round trip hike ascending 1,400 feet from Santa Ynez Canyon to the 1,957-foot summit of Eagle... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: April 25, 2016

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