Eagle Springs Loop Trail

MODERATE 66 reviews
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Eagle Springs Loop Trail is a 5.5 mile lightly 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.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1263 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wildlife

no dogs

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.

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4 months ago

Trail is in good shape after a few quick showers

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8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

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