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

love this little trail! peaceful, not too crowded, but civilization not too far off if you're inexperienced. beautiful animals and foliage. lots of bees and red ants though.

hiking
23 days ago

Cool place. Some nice spurs to explore

love the view here.

This was one of the more scenic hikes I’ve done in LA. The views (on a clear day) are amazing and once you hit the peak you get a nice [reward] panoramic view of the shoreline and cityscape. I clocked in 7 miles from start to finish on this one. I would rate this as an easy to moderate hike. It’s an incline for most of the way up (not TOO steep but does give you a workout) but there are many parts of level ground. What makes it a bit more strenuous is the distance. The trail is exposed so bring hats, wear sunscreen and bring water. I went around 2pm and ran into hikers/bikers maybe every quarter mile or so, not too busy. Saw people coming up to the overlook point from different trails so assuming many other trails lead to this peak.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, beautiful views! Would put this towards more moderate but well worth it. We got there early, 8.30am Saturday morning and were only a couple of other people around. Got a lot busier on the way back around 11am.

The most amazing views! Seriously!

One of my favorite hikes in L.A. if you want to make this hike more challenging, there is an alternate route that will turn this into a 5 mile loop. From the main entrance on los liones, go left and down to cross the concrete. Follow the trail and about 50 meters in you will see another trail on your left that goes up the steep hillside. From there it is 1.4 miles to parker mesa overlook but be warned it is quite steep. You will gain 1300 feet in 1.4 miles, expect to cover this distance in 45 minutes to an hour depending on how many breaks you take. Shoes with good traction are recommended. I take this way up and the regular easy way down to make it a loop, going back this way is not recommended as it is quite steep.

A moderate hike, mostly uphill. Try to start in the afternoon after the fog is lifted otherwise you won't get much of a view.

Beautiful views, I would do this trail again.

hiking
4 months ago

I liked this trail .. but I like all trails. The way to get there is kinda tricky once you turn on old canyon road you go thru this narrow but windy road that leads to the dirt road wich you have to go thru. Then you pay 5 dollars wich you put in a envelope and put in box rip top part of envelope that is the permit and proof of payment. Trail is quiet and beautiful. Only thing I did not like it is not properly signed meaning there is no sign on the trail to let you know where you are and other trails along the way. Overall great work out . Ooh nd lots of ants

Really pretty drive and views! Gets pretty windy so make sure to bring a jacket. Definitely a good idea to have the exact $5 for parking, and a pen! This was a great escape from the city

4 months ago

Very nice trail with the Canyons at the end. It took us 1:55min to finish it.

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing hike, great views, and fun.

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorite LA hikes; nice views and a good workout.

Great fun with kids. We scrambled the rocks early on, up to the top. Good shade from tree cover. Nice views.

hiking
6 months ago

nice little hike on a fire road beautiful ocean view at the top with a bench and a nice big shade tree

hiking
6 months ago

Cool little hike that is very easy and not too crowded.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful views! Easy to moderate trails, sunset over the mountains was amazing!

hiking
6 months ago

A nice light hike. The big rock formations are early on the trail if you want to do some scrambling. There is a $5 dollar parking fee at the trailhead - there were no rangers to make change so bring small bills.

Super easy fire road trail. Beautiful views.

Incredible views! Beautiful hike. Our dogs loved it too.

The views are fantastic!! Good calorie burner too

trail running
7 months ago

Really awesome view of the LA coast and Malibu. Not a big park. Went jogging here.

This is a moderately difficult hike. Steep up hill and down. Beautiful views are your reward.

We loved the varying scenery of this hike and the step incline at the end to make it a true workout. Perfect length for a Sunday morning hike and just wish I knew it was a $5 parking fee so we could have had exact change. Don’t be fooled by the dirt one way road, there is a nice parking lot once you get to the end.

It was a bit confusing to find the starting point, but once we got on the trail it’s pretty smooth hike.

Beautiful scenery

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful scenery, lots of greens and shades. Great exercise! Really enjoyed the hike.

Easy trail open spaces and you are not too exposed.

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