Explore the most popular trails near Tarzana with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Tarzana, California Map
1 day ago

It was fun! But you will get tired easily haha

16 days ago

Love this trail! One of my favorites in LA. A great workout and it's a nice wilderness hike! Be sure to follow your map though. The trail isn't marked very well.

no shade
19 days ago

Great trail but it’s very confusing. There are so many different paths but nothing is marked!!! I got so lost and my phone died. Thank god for another hiker who gave me a ride to my car.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Short and sweet single track.

Take the 2nd trail from the left (Hectic Trail) if you want 35 minutes of constant climb. Loved it. View of Catalina island awaits you at the end. I am hooked.

Great hike, however, dogs are not allowed once you enter Topanga State Park and the fine is around $400.

There ARE a lot of options for hiking here. Based on someone's comment below I took the far left trail going up rather than walking up through Caballero Canyon. The far left trail which doesn't seem to have a name (it's the trail left of Little Hectic) was steep and challenging to be honest. A bit more than I wanted to do. Not impossible but it took some work. I was hoping to hike 6 miles so the plan was to hike up the un-named trail, do the figure 8 at the top, and come down Lower Hectic. I ran out of light for an unknown trail and came down through Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway. The trail to the far right, the one west of Caballero Canyon, is beautiful, not too hard, and fun. And I highly recommend taking the time to hike out to Farmer's Ridge Trail overlook. The view of Santa Monica and Catalina was fantastic.

Fun for the family.

4 months ago

First time on this trail. Make sure you don't miss a turn or you'll end up going farther than what you planned.
The elevation definitely got my heart pumping, but it wasn't a steep incline.
Narrow passage going back down, plenty of shade.
Lots of rocks, so watch your step.
Watch out for dog poop!

4 months ago

A fun, relatively easy hike. I recommend also hiking the Farmer's Ridge Fire Road, an out and back which adds an additional mile or so, taking you further into the park.

5 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails in LA! Beware there's little shade in the first part but this trail is incredible early in the morning. Ample parking and just difficult enough to get me into shape

Dogs are allowed but be aware there are coyotes. I was with my daughter and two dogs. A coyote came up behind us and I think he was eyeing the smaller dog. Be careful!!

8 months ago

Very simple hike. Very little shade. Watch where you step

This is a pretty neat hike. There are a lot of different trails here, so just make sure you know which one you're going up. The trail to the far left is my favorite. It has plenty of shade, but it's a bit of an incline, particularly at the beginning. I've run into snakes here and they didn't make any noise, so always know where you're stepping.

Great hike but not a lot of shade on the way up. The incline isn’t too steep here, but when you factor in the heat it feels like the trail never ends. I would recommend going either early it be morning or later in the evening. I went at noon like a moron. Happy hiking!

Great wide open paths in the beginning, Beautiful wildflowers, unmarked trail going back down, path narrow and overgrown, lots of bees and lizards. I would’ve been lost without the “AllTrails” map -super helpful

10 months ago

Beautiful and lightly trafficked at sunset.

10 months ago

nice hike with shade along the way.

great mountain views. no shade. good hike for staying fit

Saturday, April 07, 2018

No Shade ! Blazing hot. Please add filter to app to filter on shade!

on Caballero Canyon Trail

Sunday, February 25, 2018


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Great hike!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Good hike especially for beginner to moderate hikers.

on Caballero Canyon Trail

trail running
Monday, January 01, 2018

Great little trail. First mile out is pretty flat before you hit the climbing for another half mile. You reach a fire road and have the option of entering some single track routes, but you have to look for them. Route is about 60% shade. Definitely coming back to explore the other single track routes.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The beginning was steep for me but good hike after

trail running
Thursday, November 09, 2017

Nice climb at the beginning then plenty of options on rolling fire roads along the ridges

trail running
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

1.5 up. 1.5 down.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Great hike wish it was better marked

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