Parker Mesa Overlook Trail

EASY 35 reviews
#3 of 11 trails in

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 1371 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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.

15 days ago

This is one of my favorite trails in LA. Part of it is on fire roads so it's not like being in the backwoods but it's a good incline and one of my favorite views of LA.

I love this trail!!! The views are amazing!

26 days ago

1 month ago

Love this hike. There are beautiful ocean views on a clear day.

2 months ago

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

2 months ago

3 months ago

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3 months ago

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

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5 months ago

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

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5 months ago

7 months ago

Completely worth it. The view was beautiful!

9 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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10 months ago

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10 months ago

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

11 months ago

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

1 year 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