Parker Mesa Overlook Trail

EASY 31 reviews
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Parker Mesa Overlook Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Topanga, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

7.2 miles 1108 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

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views

wild flowers

wildlife

Awesome ocean views, great picnic area, pretty canyon views This is a great hike from the Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park to the Parker Mesa Overlook. The first section of the trail meanders through a lovely oak grove with lush green grass. Above Trippet Ranch, the trail traverses the ridgeline between Topanga and Santa Ynez Canyons, with views of giant sandstone slabs and the ocean peaking out between the folds of the mountains. The vista from the Parker Mesa Overlook is stunning. You can see all of the LA basin laid out before you, the snow capped San Gabriel Mountains to the north, Catalina Island to the south, and the crescent shaped coastline of Santa Monica to the east.

11 days ago

First time to do hiking here but it's really worth it.

11 days ago

25 days ago

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1 month ago

super easy and fun, took my mom, great scene of LA

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2 months ago

Amazing view and definitely a leg workout different trails you could take, will be going back for sure

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3 months ago

4 months ago

Completely worth it. The view was beautiful!

7 months ago

This trail has nice views and it's a good leg workout. It took me 2hrs 1/2 to finish following the trail track, overall it has an awesome and peaceful view towards the ocean.

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7 months ago

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8 months ago

The view was beautiful, one of my favorite hiking spots.

8 months ago

Easy trail. Parking $10. Great view. Hardly no shade.

11 months ago

Biked this trail on the hottest day of the year. Glad I started early! would not consider this easy as a biking trail - my computer calculated total elevation climbed of 1401 ft. But totally worth it as the views were amazing from the entire trail.

1 year ago

1 year ago

Going beyond Los Liones Trail to the Parker Mesa Overlook trail was a good decision, tiring, but good. Great ocean view once high enough. Lots of people to interact with, or not; but they were courteous. Mountain Bikers + a few kids spotted. Definitely bring water if going to tackle Parker Mesa Overlook Trail. It can kick butt if not prepared

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

This is a really great hike. It isn't too hard. Has some beautiful scenery, clear trail markings, and a great destination

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1 year ago

This was just ok. Started at Los Liones. Unfortunately, really no shade so that made the climb arduous. Clouds rolled in and it made the rest of the hike super easy. Nothing remarkable to see except when you reach the overlook. On way back, near to bottom was busy with super slow walkers. Did this hike in record time and felt it was boring.

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2 years ago

Don't do this hike in the summer... 20% shade... Started from Topanga State Park... Bring lots of water... Very dog friendly if the State Park allows it... But the view from the top is breath-taking!!! If doing this in summer START EARLY!! Before 7am!!

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2 years ago

Flew all the way down from Seattle for this hike! Actually was in town for business in Chatsworth and this looked perfect! Great view and perfect distance! Not easy by any means, but not hard. Bring Water!