Tuna Canyon Park Santa Monica Mountains Conservency Malibu Topanga California hiking trail Big Rock Lateral Hearst Tank Motorway Pacific Ocean view
Tuna Canyon Park preserves 1,255 beautiful acres in the mountains between Topanga and Malibu. Despite being relatively unknown and under-visited, the park delivers some of the grandest ocean views to be found anywhere in the Santa Monica Mountains. From ridges 1,500 feet above a silken Pacific Ocean, Tuna Canyon Park looks east toward Santa Monica Bay and west up the... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: November 22, 2013
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... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 4, 2013
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... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 4, 2013
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 the service road running down the ridge, making the... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 4, 2013
Skull Rock Topanga State Park Pacific Palisades - Skull Rock: trail description, GPS map, photos, and directions for a short trek to this head-shaped out cropping 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 further up Temescal Ridge. The nearest trailhead, located in the Palisades... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: December 24, 2013
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: hikespeak Last updated: September 19, 2013
Topanga Lookout Hike Malibu easy trail Topanga Tower Santa Monica Mountains
At a saddle in the Santa Monica Mountains 2,340 feet above the Pacific Ocean and 3 miles from the coast, the Backbone Trail crosses Stunt Road, creating a high trailhead for nearby destinations. Topanga Lookout, the former site of a fire tower, stands above Red Rock Canyon Park and continues to offer fine views of the Santa Monica Mountains, Calabasas, and the Santa Susana... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 20, 2013
Red Rock Canyon Park Malibu Agoura Hills Santa Monica Mountains Calabasas California hike
As the name implies, Red Rock Canyon is filled with impressive colorful sandstone. The red rocks stand out from their lush green surroundings to create a dramatic landscape. The canyon lies adjacent to Calabasas Peak, which can be visited in conjunction with the park to form an excellent excursion.The park's "main" entrance is located at the end of Red Rock Road. ... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: September 4, 2013
Hondo Canyon Topanga Hike Santa Monica Mountains Trail Los Angeles California Hiking Backbone Trail
This fairly well maintained section of the Backbone Trail crosses fields of grains and forests of bays, climbing 1500 feet over 3.8 miles. There is a road at both ends of the Hondo Trail, so it can be hiked as a one-way with a car shuttle or a 7.6-mile out and back without.The bottom of the trail is located along Old Topanga Canyon Road 0.4 miles west of Topanga Canyon... Read more.
By: hikespeak Last updated: November 22, 2013

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