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Trippet Ranch to Eagle Springs Loop Trail

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Topanga State Park

Trippet Ranch to Eagle Springs Loop Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Topanga, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length 6.1 mi Elevation gain 1,200 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No shade

Fee

No dogs

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Parking lot is $10 for all day or $3 per hour.

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Reviews (181)
Photos (1559)
Recordings (184)
Completed (438)
Mx Santos
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Hiking

Counterclockwise was a smart decision, I would suggest to go early in this weather to beat the heat. Overall pretty chill hike to bring family or novice hikers to!

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Phillip Gabriel
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HikingNo shade
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TJ McNulty
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Hiking

Great trail, it crosses in the middle of the loop so it’s hard to get off trail. I took the trail counterclockwise and I was glad I did. This way it’s a narrow trail up and a wide trail back, it’s also steeper up and a more even pitch back.

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Peter Carey
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Hiking

This is actually closer to 6.6 miles and 1300’ of elevation gain.

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Evan Kravitz
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Hiking

Great trail. We found the full hike to be 7 miles. If you go counter clockwise you’ll start on a wide fire road with lots of sun uphill to eagle rock. Continue past eagle rock to get some downhill and the full 7 miles. When you figure 8 around to Musch Trail you get shade and downhill to close out this enjoyable hike.

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John Trefry
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Hiking

Mild breeze, great trail conditions

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Minzhi Zhu
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Hiking

Easy hike with view

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Matthew Salkovitz
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Hiking

Great trail although I had trouble finding parking and had to hike just to get to the starting point. I started off right then went left at the junction to get to eagle rock because it was much faster. If you go right, you go in a big loop and hit eagle rock on the way back. At 10am there weren’t a ton of people so I went to eagle rock first to get photos. After eagle rock you continue to hub junction. I tried to find Temescal point to spice the trail up a big but couldn’t find it so I doubled back to hub junction before completed the part of the loop I hadn’t hiked yet. There weren’t a ton of people on the trails until I got to Musch trail to begin heading to my car. This trail is much more narrow and several times I was hugged against a tree to let people go by. You do get to pass through Musch camp which is nice to know a spot to camp in the future (closed now due to COVID). Overall it’s a nice 8 configuration that gives you a chance to see eagle rock, hub junction and possibly venture off to other parts of topanga canyon. I did this on 3/22/2020 and it was busier then expected but also the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. ***Looking for hiking buddies if interested***

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Annie Dear
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Hiking

The trail overall was really nice with lots of greenery! Sort of muddy on some parts of the trail. But parking was a huge pain so you can easily add another 1-2 miles to your overall hike.

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Edith Ancheta
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Hiking

Just finished this today. Its a fairly easy hike and one that I would feel comfortable taking beginners on. There is some elevation gain but the grade is pretty reasonable throughout. Eagle Rock is really beautiful and the views from the top are fantastic. Not the most exciting hike ever, but the location is so pretty that its well worth a visit.

Peyton Tebon
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Probably our favorite trail near LA. Good views on a nice trail. Parking is $10 but the lot has a picnic area and bathroom.

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Amanda Sigafoos
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Hiking

Lovely hike!

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sasarih hacup
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Hiking

awesome place for hiking. most amazing views. you will enjoy every second of it. i can not even explain

Chris Lockett
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Hiking

Awesome loop.

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R R
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Sarah Wolter
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Hiking

This was a great afternoon/sunset hike for a mid 60’s day. First part of the trail was moderately hilly which elicited some whining from my novice hiker friends; but once the fire road met up with the eagle rock loop we had the option to take the low road and the incline was less rigorous for them & therefore more enjoyable. Our favorite part was taking the Musch trail back - it’s slightly overgrown and winds through some forested areas and meadows, and we only passed a few other hikers along the route so it felt very secluded. Overall the three trails combined made for a beautiful and diverse hike with both scenic views to the Pacific and lush forestation. Definitely wear pants cause that Musch trail is pretty narrow with some poison oak to wade through.

Francine Brown
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Hiking

Love, love, love this trail! valley, city, and ocean views. just when you're tired of uphill, you get a little break with flat land. perfect when weather is in the 60s.

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Kate S.
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HikingNo shade

Great hike. First half of trail is slightly overgrown but still hikable. Water spigot available at the hike in campground. Little to no cover and it gets hot so bring hat/sunscreen and water.

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Jessie Helbacka-Peterson
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Closer to 6.7 miles. Beautiful views, mainly felt like a fire trail after the first mile or two. Drank all 2.5 liters of my water- no shade after their first mile or two. Pretty, wouldn’t do this trail again but excited to see what else the park has

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David Ruddock
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Hiking

Brush on Musch.

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Bryan Lett
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Great hike! Up hill, down hill and great views from Eagle Rock. Some shade, but mostly in the sun. Bring plenty of water. The hike is closer to 6.5 miles.

Amy S
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Never seen it so green

David Diaz
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Its can be muddy after rainy days. but still worth it.

Jilltopia LA
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Hiking

Quite muddy after all of the rain, but man is it looking beautiful - everything is so green! Path is easy to follow and goes through some different style vegetation which is good. Parking lot is $10 for all day or $3 per hour.

Shelly Djergian
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Hiking

Saw a beautiful bobcat after our hike today (01/03/19) as we were leaving the parking lot.

Caril Rees
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Hiking

I agree with another reviewer that this isn’t an easy hike but deserves to be reclassified as moderate. To me it’s very similar to paseo Miramar to Parker Mesa overlook in distance and steepness. It was really hot the day I hiked so maybe it seemed harder than it would’ve otherwise. I hiked the lower loop of the figure 8 shaped trail shown here, counter clockwise and that seemed pretty reasonable on a hot day. Then crossed over at the midpoint of the 8 and went straight to eagle rock which isn’t too much past that intersection of you go clockwise on this part - I know sounds confusing but it’s very straightforward once you look at it . Wonderful views the entire time, not much shade. Trash cans at the top next to the rock.

Matt Magirl
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Hiking

Im a big fan of this hike and of Topanga State park! The whole area is neat, but Eagle rock is the crowned jewel with it's caves and panaramic views. I prefer taking the Fire road (best views) to eagle rock, but Musch trail is nice too, and a good change of scenery.

Milos Ercegovac
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Very nice - great vistas, big sky, trees and amazing Eagle Rock

Susan Johnson
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Hiking

Great hike. Beautiful views. Not exactly easy though.

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