Crane Canyon to Garapito Canyon Trail

HARD 6 reviews
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Crane Canyon to Garapito Canyon Trail is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, nature trips, and birding and is best used from January until January.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1929 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

city walk

no dogs

This is a great hot weather hike as it takes you through two canyons where the air is cooler than the ridges. Crane Canyon (unnamed on map) is very much off the beaten path, depositing you into an offbeat Topanga neighborhood where you'll see plenty of peacocks and other curiosities. After 15-20 minutes, you'll ascend back in the park with incredible 360º panoramas atop rock/boulder formations. And then back down into the shady Garapito Canyon Trail for an 8.5 mile adventure with lots of climbing and plenty of exercise.

hiking
22 days ago

One of the better hikes in LA area. Well kept paths, good amount of shade, and ample distance. I wouldn't necessarily say it's difficult, rather a long moderate.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike if you're looking for something off the beaten trail. Crane Canyon is incredible and isolated from everything. The hike gives you 20 minutes inside a Topanga neighborhood which is really interesting. The ridge views after are incredible!!

...and then Garapito which is well documented.

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