Summit Valley Edmund D. Edelman Park is a 3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Topanga, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Edmund D. Edelman Park is located in Summit Valley at the head of Topanga Canyon. The 1500 ft. ridge at the north end of this 659-acre park separates rural Topanga Canyon from the urban San Fernando Valley. This hike loops through two valleys, crosses a ridge, and parallels Topanga Creek.
Most of the wild flowers that people originally posted about were dead. You can still see or hear the traffic most of the time. We also had difficulty figuring out which way to go and some of the climbs were pretty steep, more like a moderate hike.
Walked this morning with my 9 yr old lab. Enjoyable. Some gravel road one summit view that is impressive. (Posted photo). Down path at loop starts rough. Can see how mountain bikes would love it. Took less than an hour at old lady pace. I would do it again. Tranquil.
Pretty views & due to the recent rain the hills were beautifully green. Very easy out & back
Narrow trail but nice views- however always in sight of the road- good or bad depending on fear factor- ha. Dogs enjoyed, shade available about 20 minutes in
I absolutely love doing this trail with my Golden Retriever Duke. It's our new morning routine.
You will be surrounded by green rolling mountains and wildflowers the majority of you hike. The first half has a mild incline that will get your heart pumping. Once you reach the top, the panoramic view of the Valley and Topanga will take your breath away. The second half is all downhill and can be completed easily.
I love this trail and its 2 minutes from my house!!!!
Great trail for kids and dogs alike. We went on a January morning about 48 degrees, and it was wonderful! Be sure to bring along some doggie bags, as the supply there is empty. Unfortunately a lot of folks DON'T clean up after their dogs, especially ON THE TRAILS. argghh....nevertheless it is an easy hike, there is a $5 fee for the day, you pay the Iron Ranger and put the stub in your windshield. A chemical toilet is available at the trailhead as is a picnic table and shade. This area has some sections with signs posted to be careful of the fragile ecosystem, they are trying to restore the landscape...best to keep dogs leashed and on the trails. Best part: No crowds!!