Los Liones Canyon and East Topanga Fire Road Trails to Parker Mesa

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Los Liones Canyon and East Topanga Fire Road Trails to Parker Mesa is a 10.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.

10.4 miles 2759 feet Loop

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A moderately difficult hike in Topanga Canyon State Park. Lush greens and beautiful views make this trail a hit! A 7+ mile hike from the Pacific Palisades to a popular overlook in Topanga State Park. The first part of this hike - the Los Liones Trail - is one of the most lush riparian canyons I've ever seen in the Santa Monica Mountains. It's gently graded, moderately shady, and definitely worth a look even if you have to fight crowds. Afterward, the trail meets up with the system of fire roads in Topanga State Park and makes a relentless ascent to Parker Mesa (1525ft). On a clear day, you'll get amazing views of the Santa Monica Bay, and often inland as far as the San Bernardino Mountains.

20 minutes ago

Amazing views. It was nice to hike after the rain. So clear and green! Did the 10+ mile hike moderate intensity some parts of incline were steep but lots of decline and flat paths.

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4 hours ago

Beautiful views! Quite easy for the first half. Becomes moderately intense ascending up the second half, but there are lengths of flat trail and even some decline in between for a nice little break from the increased grade (for the 10+ mi).

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4 days ago

Great hike. It is worth noting that the descent down from Parker Mesa is pretty perilous in some spots, and generally steep. There was also a point at which we were unsure where the trail was. This section of trail, though, is surely a beautiful sight.

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1 month ago

Love this trail, amazing view at the end!

2 months ago

I always love this trail...the path itself is very well maintained and comfortable to walk on, and the ocean views are beautiful when the weather permits. Definitely a moderate hike, the difficulty level is perfect for bit of a challenge without pushing it too far.

hiking
2 months ago

Fantastic workout! We did the 10+ mile option. This was the first time we hiked this trail and found the trail markers to be a bit confusing and sometimes unclear once we ventured further than the 7mi loop. This left us guessing a little but overall it wasn't a huge issue. The weather was perfect and views spectacular.