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Best Trails near Santa Monica, California

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on Topanga Canyon Loop
1 month ago

hiking

tough uphill climb. no breaks. very challenging. wonderful views

on Topanga Canyon Loop
4 months ago

hiking

Amazing hike. We took the back roads coming from the 101fwy. The hike is moderate but its worth it due to all the amazing thing's you will see. The sun is unforgiving so pack plenty of water and always remember a snack.
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on Topanga Canyon Loop
5 months ago

hiking

Amazing.

on Topanga Canyon Loop
5 months ago

There are a lot of option, but it is a tough trail with little to no shade. I see some crazy bikers going up the hill and can't imagine how it's possible. Great workout , good views, but pretty crowded and not very diverse views

on Topanga Canyon Loop
6 months ago

Easy - I did the eagle rock walk,but will look around for more challenging trails

on Topanga Canyon Loop
7 months ago

geocaching

Awesome!

on Topanga Canyon Loop
1 year ago

birding

Kinda difficult just remember to stay hydrated !

on Santa Monica Pier, Boardw...
1 year ago

hiking

The map here makes it seem like you would walk along the bike path that stretches along the beach. It's paved and very flat but usually windy - which adds an obstacle (the wind typically blows from the north). Alternatively you can walk along the ocean or also climb up to the bluff like the title of this hike suggests. It's a beautiful oceanfront stroll either way.

on Topanga Canyon Loop
2 years ago

hiking

Beautiful hike to begin with. Went with a group of people. Lots of wildlife and green was everywhere. Eagle Rock had a great view of the landscape. I recommend not to bring little ones.

on Topanga Canyon Loop
2 years ago

hiking

Beautiful hike. Went for a hike up the canyon before a day at the beach and couldn't have asked for a better hike. Lots of wildlife and a variety of scenery ranging from grassy fields to mountain views. Some portions may be difficult for children, but altogether very manageable.

on Santa Monica Pier, Boardw...
4 years ago

walking

on Topanga Canyon Loop
6 years ago

hiking

There was light traffic here and the views of the beach from the top were terrific! There are plenty of hills to work your calves and a cute little waterfall towards the end of the loop. Dogs are allowed, but only on leashes. Be weary of the park rangers issuing tickets if they are running free!