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44 mi 71 km of trail 9 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 10 Trails Intermediate Trails 24 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails

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Murphy Ranch

(7) Santa M…, CA

Recommended Routes in Topanga State Park - 9

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Favorite Sunset over the Santa Monica Bay from the East Topanga Fire Road. with permission from laollis
Intermediate/Difficult

Parker Mesa Overlook

7.5 mi 12.1 km 1,469' Up 447.84 m Up 1,471' Down 448.44 m Down

Las Flores, CA
Favorite Amazing view of Santa Monica, you can see Catalina Island on the left side of the photo
Difficult

Inspiration Point - Rustic Canyon Loop

5.1 mi 8.2 km 906' Up 276.04 m Up 907' Down 276.43 m Down

Santa M…, CA
Favorite Rest  area at the hub.  Amazing views there!
Intermediate/Difficult

Topanga Creek Outpost Loop

10.7 mi 17.2 km 1,366' Up 416.33 m Up 1,366' Down 416.42 m Down

Topanga, CA
Favorite 500 Steps!
Intermediate

Murphy Ranch Loop

3.2 mi 5.2 km 563' Up 171.48 m Up 562' Down 171.36 m Down

Santa M…, CA
Favorite Eagle Rock.
Intermediate

Eagle Rock Loop

6.6 mi 10.6 km 1,062' Up 323.7 m Up 1,073' Down 326.95 m Down

Topanga, CA
Favorite Amazing view of Santa Monica, you can see Catalina Island on the left side of the photo
Intermediate

The Hub Out-and-Back

15.8 mi 25.4 km 2,227' Up 678.88 m Up 2,227' Down 678.84 m Down

Santa M…, CA
Favorite The Topanga Microwave Tower.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hondo Canyon

4.1 mi 6.6 km 121' Up 36.9 m Up 1,703' Down 519.07 m Down

Topanga, CA
Favorite The Temescal Canyon Trail heads through a foliage tunnel.
Intermediate

Green Peak Loop

7.7 mi 12.5 km 1,649' Up 502.53 m Up 1,649' Down 502.58 m Down

Santa M…, CA
Favorite Amazing view of Santa Monica, you can see Catalina Island on the left side of the photo
Intermediate/Difficult

Backbone Trail - The Hub to Will Rogers State Park

6.9 mi 11.1 km 376' Up 114.57 m Up 1,654' Down 504.27 m Down

Topanga, CA

Trails in Topanga State Park - 29

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1.3 mi 2.1 km #1Los Liones Trail
Intermediate
Las Flores, CA
Intermediate
Las Flores, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #2Santa Ynez Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
2.9 mi 4.7 km #3Eagle Springs Fire Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
5.8 mi 9.4 km #4Sullivan Fire Road
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #5Josepho Spur Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santa Monica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santa Monica, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #6Waterfall Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #7Musch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #8East Topanga Fire Road
Intermediate
Las Flores, CA
Intermediate
Las Flores, CA
1.8 mi 2.8 km #9Inspiration Loop Trail
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #10Temescal Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #11Bent Arrow Trail
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #12Yedvarts
Difficult
Topanga, CA
Difficult
Topanga, CA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #13Eagle Rock Fire Road
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #14Temescal Ridge Trail (Fire Road 30)
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #15Farmer Fire Road
Difficult
Sherman Oaks, CA
Difficult
Sherman Oaks, CA
2.5 mi 4.1 km #16Rustic Canyon Trail
Difficult
Santa Monica, CA
Difficult
Santa Monica, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #17Pipe Corral Trail
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
2.9 mi 4.6 km #18Garapito Trail
Difficult
Topanga, CA
Difficult
Topanga, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #19Will Rogers Loop Trail
Easy
Santa Monica, CA
Easy
Santa Monica, CA
0.6 mi 0.9 km #20Los Liones Trail
Easy
Las Flores, CA
Easy
Las Flores, CA
0.4 mi 0.6 km #21Santa Ynez Reservoir Trail
Easy
Topanga, CA
Easy
Topanga, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #22Bienveneda Trail
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #23Wire Break
Easy
Topanga, CA
Easy
Topanga, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #24Topanga Community House Trail
Difficult
Topanga, CA
Difficult
Topanga, CA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #25Topanga Nature Trail
Easy
Topanga, CA
Easy
Topanga, CA
0.3 mi 0.5 km #26Winfield Trail
Easy
Topanga, CA
Easy
Topanga, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #27Betty Rogers Trail
Easy
Santa Monica, CA
Easy
Santa Monica, CA
0.4 mi 0.7 km #28Beehive Trail
Easy
Santa Monica, CA
Easy
Santa Monica, CA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #29Sullivan Connector
Easy
Santa Monica, CA
Easy
Santa Monica, CA

Photos of Topanga State Park - 31

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Sunset at the Will Rogers trailhead
Sep 23, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Amazing view of Santa Monica, you can see Catalina Island on the left side of the photo
Aug 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Steepest hill climb of the trail.
Aug 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Beautiful, lush Rivas Canyon. Go slow and savor this part of the trail.
Jun 27, 2020 near Santa M…, CA
Eagle Rock.
Jan 24, 2017 near Topanga, CA
Admiring the view at the inspiration point at Will Rogers State Park.
Jun 17, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Good morning Los Angeles!
Aug 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
View of Catalina Island
Aug 20, 2015 near Topanga, CA