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Eagle Springs Fire Road Loop Trail

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Topanga State Park

Eagle Springs Fire Road Loop Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.5 mi Elevation gain 1,095 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

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Wildlife

No shade

No dogs

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Topanga is both extremely accessible and rugged. It is a natural park lying within Los Angeles and is within easy day-use reach of over 12 million regional residents. Many of the park's trails can be accessed from Trippet Ranch. Two miles from Trippet is Eagle Junction with access to the Eagle Spring loop trail. Eagle Rock is one of many boulder outcrops in the park which stands over the surrounding terrain, providing panoramic views of the surrounding country. Also hiked on this trip was Temescal Peak, an easy climb with further outstanding vistas of the surrounding ranges and canyons below. Topanga State Park includes 11,529 acres of varied terrain, much of it rugged, steep and scenic with over 36 miles of trails. The park's boundaries extend from the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) to the hills over the San Fernando Valley. Eight communities surround the park and there are more than 60 entrances along the park's range crossing boundary. Hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, and equestrian users will all feel quite at home here. Topanga's vegetation is dominated by chaparral. Within the Trippet Ranch area are broad stands of oak woodlands. Coastal sage scrub, grassland savannah, bay laurel woodland, walnut woodland, and a variety of riparian habitats can also be found within the park. These habitats support a wildlife community which includes more than 80 mammal species, several hundred bird species, and over 60 reptiles and amphibians within the park's boundaries. Human occupation goes back at least 8,000 to 10,000 years, starting with an early Paleo-Indian culture to the more-recent Tongva and Chumash peoples.

First-come, first-served hike-in only camping. Contact the park directly for information. ANGELES DISTRICT 1925 Las Virgenes Rd. Calabasas, CA 91302-1909 Topanga SP http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=629

Keep to the left at every opportunity until reaching the park's main parking lot (approximately one mile). Operating Hours: 8:00 am 'til sunset Keep to the left at every opportunity until you reach the park's main parking lot (about one mile). From the Ventura Freeway (101), exit at Topanga Canyon Boulevard, drive south over the crest of the mountains and proceed three miles to Entrada Road and turn left. Topanga State Park features 36 miles of trails. It is located entirely within the Los Angeles city limits and is considered the world's largest wild land within the boundaries of a major city. Picnic Area: Trippet Ranch has generally accessible picnic sites with accessible tables and grills. Parking, restrooms and routes of travel are also accessible.

From either the Ventura Freeway (101) or the PCH take Topanga Canyon Boulevard, then turn onto Entrada Road. Location: 20825 Entrada Road Topanga, CA 90290 Latitude: 34.09282 Longitude: -118.58918

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Lena Art
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat May 23 2020
Hiking

Nice hike. Can be very crowded on the way to Eagle rock. Park and the parking lot open at 8 am, you can come early (really really early if it’s a weekend) and park on the street.

Alex Grosse
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Hiking

I highly recommend this trail if you’re looking for some elevation and various lil sub climates. Starting off in the canton there are a few creek crossings and it was pretty green this time of year (early March) and when you start climbing out of the canyon you see massive boulders and desert brush. Once you link up to the fire road the trail is very simple til you connect back and descend into the canyon. That being said, there are amazing panorama views as you hike the loop and stand atop Eagle Rock. I could see tiers of mountains, a marine layer rolling in, lush valleys and plenty of lizard friends. I will be back

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Peter Carey
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HikingBlowdown

The trail can be a little dodgy to follow at times and crosses the creek or goes through it on a number of occasions.

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Matthew Oranges
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HikingNo shade

We arrived around 7:30am so the gates to the parking lot were still closed (open at 8am), but we were still able to find some free street parking just outside. We had a nice, overcast day to start the hike so the lack of shade for the majority of this trail didn’t hit us too hard - on a clearer day or starting later it definitely would have heated up. We took the clockwise route going up, giving us steeper incline up and a better, more gradual grade coming back down. Eagle Rock itself is great - beautiful views around the entire canyon and mountain range. It’s also deceptively large, which gives plenty of room for multiple parties to have their own space. This was an overall nice hike, not too demanding due to the majority being on well maintained fire roads and mostly gradual elevation changes. We lengthened this with the Backbone Trail, which was mostly clear until the last section that was overgrown. We had a great time on this one overall and will do it again. Side benefit is the beautiful drive up Route 1 from LA!

Rebe1Lion *
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O. L Okojie
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Hiking

Love finally getting to Eagle Rock peak to enjoy and take in the fantastic views.

Darren L.
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Running

Trail is in good shape after a few quick showers

Aimee Crook
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Hiking

Busy trail - gradual consistent incline. Easy though, long enough, and great views. Highly recommend

Angel Chavez
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Easy

Michael H.
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This was an awesome.hike. The views are amazing and not too difficult of a hike. Enjoy!

Michael Barrucco
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Hiking

Great hike! We did it in about 3 hrs. It has a nice ~900ft incline, and the loop has awesome views of the ocean.

Monique Beatty
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Hiking

Trail is well-maintained. Views are gorgeous. Not much shade, so pack extra sunscreen on a sunny day.

Amanda Raiher
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Absolutely gorgeous!!

Traci Cosmer
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Hiking

Easy trail with some great scenic views. Eagle rock is an easy scramble and a lot of fun. The entire loop is not 6.3 miles probably closer to 5.

Michael Sickler
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Hiking

Scenic views. If you're looking for a 2 hr hike with panoramic views of the Santa Monica mountains and valleys, this is the one. Well traveled but worth it. Hopefully the it's a clear day, then the Pacific Ocean is very visible for some great photos. Once you go to the top of Eagle Rock (which is the highlight of the trail), you can continue to the right (east) to make a loop back or take a left (west) and go back the way you came.

Celia Yang
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Hiking

I love trails that end with a beautiful view or a photo opportunity so you have motivation to reach the top. This trail is definitely it. Took wonderful photos on the landmark dubbed "Eagle Rock". The trail is pretty easy until the end where there is a bit of a climb (not bad at all). Not sure why, but when we started, we got a bit lost finding the trail. We probably added an extra mile circling. All in all, easy and doable hike!

Sean Cp
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Hiking

Beautiful hike! One of my favorite hikes in the area. The fire roads link all the way to the Los Lionnes Palisades trail, which makes for an amazing day trek. Not too much shade though so watch out if it is a hot day.

Gary Silver
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Hiking

While the trail was good, even though you walk on the road, dogs are not allowed. So do not plan on bringing pooch as the park ranger is bored and will hunt us dog lovers down. The website is wrong about dogs, but the views were excellent.

Sherin Kurian
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Hiking

Loved this trail. It was drizzling when we started around 9 am and it was beautiful. Thank the rains for making the woods look so green and lush; also smelled great. To get to Eagle Rock, start from musch trail near the parking lot for the state park. We got confused and went straight ahead on the paved road which leads to a restricted area. You will realize your mistake pretty soon so its not a big deal :) We did see few deers in that area. Not crowded, much greener (though that could be cos of the rains), woods and forest-like in between, not strenuous - all in all a fun refreshing hike.

AJ Ruiz
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Hiking

Straightforward hike. Would be a good one for a beginning hiker. Significant trail traffic on the day we went. Watch out for bikes.

I took the one L.
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Hiking

Overall awesome trail to hike on. Started at the parking lot on Entranada Road- down to Trippet Ranch, Musch Road, and finally to Eagle Rock. Have to say that view off the rock is breathtaking. You can see not only the whole valley of how big the park is but Santa Monica in the backdrop. To be on top of that rock up at an elevation of 1800 feet up, feeling that cool ocean breeze hit you while you just relax for a bit and seeing all the green all around you is well worth the time and effort of getting up there. From there ventured on down to Cheney Road and The Temescal Fire Road and headed back. Despite so many other trails to go and venture out on- this is one my of the favorites now.

Luis M.
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Hiking

Great place to hike. amazing views for being so close to the city. PLEASE GO PREPARED was pretty close to being bitten by a rattle snake on the fire road NOT off the trail. are pocket first aid or snake bite kit in this area!!! beside that good trail

Salvador Gonzalez
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Hiking

Very nice, quiet when there are no bikers. Saw some deer. Ate lunch in hole in the rock formation.

Lula Q.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMon Jul 04 2011
Hiking

I'm a newcomer to hiking and this was my "first trail". It was definitely a challenge considering there are plenty of inclines, if not constant. Considering this is a somewhat short trail at a little over 4 miles, it's great to get the burn on the way up and down. I really loved the feeling of being in a "remote" place, considering you can't see any livable parts for a long time. I also loved the small ocean view that you can see on the way up. The only part of the trail that I disliked was the incredibly narrow walk up to the eagle rock. If you hate bees, don't even bother. It's bee-world and you have a pretty narrow moving space for several minutes. One thing it did was make me want to go faster which was great. At the end of it all, you reach Eagle Rock which has plenty of seating for hikers who want to relax. It's quite nice and gives you a great view of the ocean and deep valleys. The view made all of the effort worth it, and for someone like myself, I need a good view or vantage point to keep me interested. This is a great hike for anyone who wants to tune the city out and doesn't mind bees and inclines!

Jesse Dena
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The Eagle Rock Loop Trail is a definitely stand out trail. Even though the distance can seem long and the terrain challenging, the trail shows you a side of Topanga that reflects it forestry mountainous upper class vibe that can't be seen anywhere else. Another plus is that once you reach Eagle rock the trail becomes a major intersection for many other trails including Cheney Road, Garpito Trail, and The Temescal Fire Road. The Eagle rock loop covers a large portion of Topanga State Park and gives you the opportunity to climb upon Eagle Rock and explore its small caves and shelters.

Kaylie P.
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Hiking

Just did this trail 2 days ago took the Fire Rd up and the Musch Trail down. It was fun for a starter hike. Challenging enough to be interesting and not impossible but not too easy to be boring we took a 30 min brake at the top for some food. The Fire Rd had some bikers on it but it wasn't too bad maybe saw 10 at most. and it wasn't too crowded in general. Started at 11 (their was still parking when we got there) ended at 130 and their was no parking in the lot. I would deff recommend it especially if you are new to hiking or are interested in hiking and want to see if it is the hobby for you.

Rence Clemente
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Hiking

Started at the trail head from entrada all the way to eagle rock then back to the trail head. Logged 8.13mi and burned 1036 cal in my nike plus app. Will go back this sat. Love this trail.

Richard Amaro
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Hiking

The Eagle Rock Loop Trail is a great hike with beautiful canyon views from a massive rock and deer near the trailhead. Check out my Eagle Rock video on Youtube by searching for my account: skipapa123

Tim Knight
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Mountain biking

Love this place! Lived in LA area for years and was quite surprised with the diversity and abundance of local trails. TSP is very nice. Trails are perfect for riding or hiking. Good locals maps avail that show how you can connect lots of sections for epic routes.

Elizabeth Avila
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