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 best used from March until November.
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.
Great place to hike heading there now
Great hike steady inclines and great views
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.
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).
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.