Summit Valley Edmund D. Edelman Park

EASY 30 reviews

Summit Valley Edmund D. Edelman Park is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Topanga, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.1 miles
492 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running



wild flowers


Edmund D. Edelman Park is located in Summit Valley at the head of Topanga Canyon. The 1500 ft. ridge at the north end of this 659-acre park separates rural Topanga Canyon from the urban San Fernando Valley. This hike loops through two valleys, crosses a ridge, and parallels Topanga Creek.

25 days ago

As previous folks have said, very narrow trails and overgrown areas. Also probably closer to moderate than easy. Still enjoyable.

6 months ago

Some nice views, a couple areas of pretty wildflowers, but not much shade, narrow path -- recommend wearing pants if you don't want your legs scratched up by overgrown, dry brush. Not a great trail for dogs because of lack of shade and potential for rattlesnakes to pop out. Plus parking is $5.

9 months ago

partially heavily overgrown trail. no problem for locals, but when you are a foreigner and alone, not finding the trail on the very first sight is a no no. morever, my hike was stopped by a rattlesnake. Everything went well; but if i met her on an overgrown part, i might had overlooked it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Most of the wild flowers that people originally posted about were dead. You can still see or hear the traffic most of the time. We also had difficulty figuring out which way to go and some of the climbs were pretty steep, more like a moderate hike.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Walked this morning with my 9 yr old lab. Enjoyable. Some gravel road one summit view that is impressive. (Posted photo). Down path at loop starts rough. Can see how mountain bikes would love it. Took less than an hour at old lady pace. I would do it again. Tranquil.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Pretty views & due to the recent rain the hills were beautifully green. Very easy out & back

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Narrow trail but nice views- however always in sight of the road- good or bad depending on fear factor- ha. Dogs enjoyed, shade available about 20 minutes in

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I absolutely love doing this trail with my Golden Retriever Duke. It's our new morning routine.
You will be surrounded by green rolling mountains and wildflowers the majority of you hike. The first half has a mild incline that will get your heart pumping. Once you reach the top, the panoramic view of the Valley and Topanga will take your breath away. The second half is all downhill and can be completed easily.
I love this trail and its 2 minutes from my house!!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Great trail for kids and dogs alike. We went on a January morning about 48 degrees, and it was wonderful! Be sure to bring along some doggie bags, as the supply there is empty. Unfortunately a lot of folks DON'T clean up after their dogs, especially ON THE TRAILS. argghh....nevertheless it is an easy hike, there is a $5 fee for the day, you pay the Iron Ranger and put the stub in your windshield. A chemical toilet is available at the trailhead as is a picnic table and shade. This area has some sections with signs posted to be careful of the fragile ecosystem, they are trying to restore the to keep dogs leashed and on the trails. Best part: No crowds!!

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