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Gems in Topanga State Park - 1

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gem Favorite Murphy Ranch

Murphy Ranch

(7) Santa M…, CA

Recommended Routes in Topanga State Park - 10

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Favorite Parker Mesa Overlook looking South.
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
Intermediate/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 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 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 Heading south on the Backbone Trail.
Intermediate

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
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 Heading south on the Backbone Trail.
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 Parker Mesa Overlook looking South.
Intermediate

Topanga State Park to Parker Mesa Overlook

3.4 mi 5.4 km 588' Up 179.18 m Up 248' Down 75.48 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

Topanga State Park Running

  • 115 Miles 185 Kilometers of Trail
  • 10 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 24 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Topanga State Park - 29

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0.6 mi 0.9 km #1Los Liones Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Las Flores, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Las Flores, CA
1.3 mi 2.1 km #2Los Liones Trail
Intermediate
Las Flores, CA
Intermediate
Las Flores, CA
2.2 mi 3.5 km #3Santa Ynez Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
2.9 mi 4.7 km #4Eagle Springs Fire Road
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
5.8 mi 9.4 km #5Sullivan Fire Road
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #6Musch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #7Josepho Spur Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Santa Monica, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Santa Monica, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Waterfall Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
1.8 mi 2.8 km #9Inspiration Loop Trail
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #10East Topanga Fire Road
Intermediate
Las Flores, CA
Intermediate
Las Flores, CA

Photos of Topanga State Park - 36

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Sunset at the Will Rogers trailhead
Sep 23, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Heading south on the Backbone Trail.
Jan 25, 2021 near Topanga, 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
Great view of the Pacific and Santa Monica.
Sep 4, 2020 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
Best way to see Los Angeles.  Downtown LA on the left, Century City in the middle and Santa Monica on the right
Aug 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA