Los Liones Canyon and East Topanga Fire Road Trails to Parker Mesa

HARD 276 reviews
#1 of 17 trails in

Los Liones Canyon and East Topanga Fire Road Trails to Parker Mesa is a 10.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2759 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A moderately difficult hike in Topanga Canyon State Park. Lush greens and beautiful views make this trail a hit! A 7+ mile hike from the Pacific Palisades to a popular overlook in Topanga State Park. The first part of this hike - the Los Liones Trail - is one of the most lush riparian canyons I've ever seen in the Santa Monica Mountains. It's gently graded, moderately shady, and definitely worth a look even if you have to fight crowds. Afterward, the trail meets up with the system of fire roads in Topanga State Park and makes a relentless ascent to Parker Mesa (1525ft). On a clear day, you'll get amazing views of the Santa Monica Bay, and often inland as far as the San Bernardino Mountains.

12 hours ago

Beautiful view and good workout.

hiking
23 hours ago

hiking
2 days ago

2 days ago

3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

3 days ago

5 days ago

7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

7 days ago

8 days ago

I would rate the difficulty at the top end of the moderate level, it's definitely not hard or difficult.

10 days ago

11 days ago

11 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

16 days ago

Awesome views & a challenging hike

17 days ago

18 days ago

18 days ago

Great trail to hit early in the morning - clouds roll in very nice!