ElevationAscent: 93' 28 m
Descent: -587' -179 m
High: 1,678' 511 m
Low: 1,183' 361 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)
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“A gorgeous singletrack that skirts the west side of Topanga State Park up to the Eagle Junction.”— Zander Göpfert
Features Views · Wildflowers
From the Eagle Junction, the trail stretches a little over a mile before reaching the Musch Camp campground. This area has eight tent sites for backpackers at $7/night. The campground features amenities like flush toilets, picnic tables, and potable, drinking water. These sites cannot be reserved online and are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
On your hike, this spot makes for a great lunch or snack location where you can refill any water bottles for the rest of the journey. Continue from the campsites to the southwest through a field and you'll eventually come to a bench along the trail with 2/3 of a mile to go.
Take a load off for a minute and snap your final pictures of the view over Topanga Canyon before heading between a small, shaded ravine and crossing a field as you finish the trail at the paved road. Turn left to return to the parking area at Trippet Ranch a couple hundred yards away.
Land Manager: NPS - Topanga State Park