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It’s a great alternative to staying on the exposed fire roads though still somewhat exposed but it feels like you’re so far away from everything. And you get some nice singletrack and a bit of fireroads, small section through a neighborhood in Topanga but lots of fun.

Came here with a friend and it was the coolest hike I’ve done In a while!

This was a nice little trek with very light traffic even on a warm Saturday. Crane Canyon doesn't offer much shade so be ready for that if you're out on a sunny day. The Topanga neighborhood tour is really cool - it's the exact kind of unique vibe you'd expect. Ascending out of the neighborhood and back to the ridge line was the hardest part for us, the grade is very steep at points and I was carrying a 15-month old on my back. Once you're back up top you're treated to views of the Pacific and then descend into a long stretch of twists and turns in Garapito Canyon. This is shaded almost the entire way with lots of growth and overhanging branches so be prepared to do some 'duck under' lunges. We only saw one other couple within Garapito which is pretty amazing considering the millions that live within a close perimeter - it was a great little taste of solitude. We moved at an overall steady pace with a lunch break and a couple other quick stops and knocked this one out in about 4 hours.

One of the better hikes in LA area. Well kept paths, good amount of shade, and ample distance. I wouldn't necessarily say it's difficult, rather a long moderate.

Great hike if you're looking for something off the beaten trail. Crane Canyon is incredible and isolated from everything. The hike gives you 20 minutes inside a Topanga neighborhood which is really interesting. The ridge views after are incredible!!

...and then Garapito which is well documented.

Less of a trail and more walking around USC

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