Saddle Peak

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Saddle Peak is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Topanga, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 892 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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bugs
no shade
over grown
22 days ago

Parking isn’t ideal but the view at the top of this hike is one of the nicest in the Santa Monica mountains. A 360 view of the valley and the beaches. The trail is overgrown and buggy but calm and lightly trafficked. Will recommend for a late afternoon or early morning hike. When the sun is at its highest the most beneficial thing would be to stay around the boulders and enjoy the color changes on the rocks.

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1 month ago

What I loved: -The path is well marked and easy to follow. -Some shade along the way. -Low traffic. (I didnt see a single person) -2 Payoffs for this hike 1) A large boulder line 2) The summit with 360 degree views. -Some of this hike is on the Backbone Trail -Better views of LA and the Santa Monica Bay than most summit hikes in the area -Beautiful drive to the trailhead -This would be an amazing trail to hike after a good rain washes the LA haze away My advice: -Consider lightweight, long pants for the small part of the trail where your legs may brush the vegetation. -Bug spray -Sunscreen -Best hiked early

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3 months ago

Please if you are hiking anywhere in this area look for signs of Mathew Weaver who went missing around this trailhead in August 2018. Please if you find anything out of the ordinary report to local police

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4 months ago

Great hike up switchbacks and reasonable shade coverage. I have done the hike 3 times in the past couple of weeks. 360 view from summit is absolutely stunning!

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