Towsley Road Out and Back
ElevationAscent: 210' 64 m
Descent: -210' -64 m
High: 1,576' 481 m
Low: 1,366' 416 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)
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“An easy run on a paved road and well-maintained trail with wildflowers and animals.”— Chinmay Patel
Whether you're hiking, mountain biking, or trail running, you'll find this part of the Ed Davis Park as a great place to start in your quest. Quarter of a mile in the trail, you'll come across Towsley Lodge with beautiful green lawn perfect for picnic or rest. There are well-maintained restrooms by the Towsley Lodge.
Most people turn around at The Narrows pass where the trail criss-crosses the creek—since the Don Mullally Trail starts climbing quickly. Also, if you have kids, in the rainy season, the creek does have ankle deep water which may make it undesirable to cross. However, if you do go past The Narrows, you'll be rewarded with views of soaring mountains.
You may spot Ground Squirrel, Western Fence Lizard, California King Snake, California Quail, Brush Rabbit, Long-tailed Weasel, Coast Horned Lizard, Red-Tailed Hawk, Turkey Vultures, Mule Deers, etc.
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Land Manager: Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy