Santa Ynez Trail to Eagle Springs Fire Road to East Topanga Fire Road Loop is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,801 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

forest

views

waterfall

no dogs

The hike starts in the lovely shaded canyon floor of Santa Ynez Canyon. In winter, if there has been ample rain, there is a side trail that take you to the seasonal Santa Ynez Falls - be prepared for a little bushwhacking and upstream walking for that side trail. However stay on the main path, avoid the poison oak and eventually the trail starts to climb out of the canyon. Eventually it meets the Eagle Rock fire road, where you can either take the lollipop loop clockwise to see Eagle Rock first or counter-clockwise to get to Hub Junction first. At Hub Junction, take in the views and visit the info kiosk, before going up to the bench overlook and back around to finish the loop. Great views of both the ocean and the Valley, and finish the hike by retracing your steps back down the canyon.