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Best trails in Topanga

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Looking for a great trail near Topanga, California? AllTrails has 18 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Topanga State Park or Point Mugu State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park or Runyon Canyon Park. Ready for some activity? There are 13 moderate trails in Topanga ranging from 3.3 to 19.7 miles and from 800 to 2,785 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Topanga
Top trails (18)
#1 - Parker Mesa Overlook Trail
Topanga State Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 34 m
Awesome ocean views, great picnic area, pretty canyon views This is a great hike from the Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park to the Parker Mesa Overlook. The first section of the trail meanders through a lovely oak grove with lush green grass. Above Trippet Ranch, the trail traverses the ridgeline between Topanga and Santa Ynez Canyons, with views of giant sandstone slabs and the ocean peaking out between the folds of the mountains. The vista from the Parker Mesa Overlook is stunning. You can see all of the LA basin laid out before you, the snow capped San Gabriel Mountains to the east, Catalina Island to the south, and the crescent shaped coastline of Santa Monica to the west. Show more
#2 - Musch Trail to Eagle Rock
Topanga State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
Musch Trail to Eagle Junction 2.0 miles; 2.5 miles to Eagle Rock. Trail is out and back, but you may catch the Topanga fire road down to make a loop back to the trail head, or to connect with other trails to lengthen your adventure. Dogs are not permitted.Show more
#3 - Tuna Canyon Trails
Tuna Canyon Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Tuna Canyon Park provides a number of easy trails. Some of the easiest hikes to excellent ocean views in the Santa Monica Mountains. This area is popular with local residents, lots of dog walking. Show more
#4 - Hondo Canyon: Backbone Trail
Topanga State Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
#5 - Saddle Peak
Malibu Creek State Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Entrance is Backbone trail sign at lower end. You then veer to the left for Saddle Peak at the sign a few minutes in.Show more
#6 - Trippet Ranch to Eagle Springs Loop Trail
Topanga State Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
Parking lot is $10 for all day or $3 per hour.Show more
#7 - Musch Trail
Topanga State Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
#8 - Red Rock Canyon to Calabasas Peak
Topanga, California
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
#9 - Red Rock Road
Topanga, California
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m
$5 parking fee at trailhead.Show more
#10 - Eagle Rock and Temescal Peak
Topanga State Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h
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