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.
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.
So I did the Parker Mesa Overlook and that's seven miles round trip. It pretty much all up hill but the views are amazing once you reach your destination. As always bring plenty of water and have a good time.
This hike is one of the best around. Quintessential L.A. hike with great views and coastal breeze. So beautiful with all the recent rain. FYI, this is only 1300 feet up, not 2700, so don't let it scare you away!
We at Hike Brothers really enjoyed this walk on the eastern side of Topenga State Park. The only factor holding us back from a 5 star review is due to the amount of people on the trail. This of course is expected so close to the city, so get out there early and catch the sunrise and beat the crowds!
Great trail with fantastic views. Please remember, only crappy people leave their garbage behind. Don't be a crappy person.
Hard but what a view!