Palisades Highlands to Trippet Ranch

HARD 16 reviews
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Palisades Highlands to Trippet Ranch is a 12.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking.

DISTANCE
12.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,093 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

views

wildlife

no dogs

Combination of steeper single track and wide fire roads. The beginning of the route is a fairly steep ascent up along a water berm up to Temescal Ridge Trail. Turn left at the trail to start the route. Turning right will take you down to Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades. You can get water at Trippet Ranch and parking at top of Palisades Drive via Chastain Parkway. Bathrooms at start, at Hub and at Trippet Ranch. Much of this route is used for the Topanga 10K which is held over Memorial Day Weekend.

hiking
2 months ago

The actual trailhead was not well marked and not too easy to find-I followed someone’s recording to locate it. As description states, it starts off on a water runoff (cement) which then takes you to the dirt trail. Again no markers, just follow the app or recordings. I started at around 1:20p and ended right before 5pm, not doing the full loop I did a little over 8 miles. This trail is wide for the most part which gives you and the cyclists plenty of room. I ran into someone every maybe 1.5 miles or so, not many people on this trail. Wear your sunscreen and a hat as the trail is exposed almost the entire way and in summer not very forgiving. I would rate this one as moderate as I didn’t think the initial incline was enough to be “hard” and athough the trail is a nice easy incline the entire way you don’t notice it as much. This trail also links to backbone, skull rock and other trails. Nice scenery of the mountains, city and ocean below. Parking is either on the residential streets or a small parking lot (free) across from the trail head (which I missed).

6 months ago

this hike was so beautiful! the ocean views are spectacular. have yet to do the full loop but am working up to it

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Thursday, September 10, 2015