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.
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.
Love this hike. There are beautiful ocean views on a clear day.
First time to do hiking here but it's really worth it.
super easy and fun, took my mom, great scene of LA
Amazing view and definitely a leg workout different trails you could take, will be going back for sure
Completely worth it. The view was beautiful!
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.
The view was beautiful, one of my favorite hiking spots.
Easy trail. Parking $10. Great view. Hardly no shade.
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.
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
This is a really great hike. It isn't too hard. Has some beautiful scenery, clear trail markings, and a great destination
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.
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!!