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

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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

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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.

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Challenging but loved every moment of it!

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One of my favorite hikes over the years.

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1 month ago

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.

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