No, not Eagle Rock the city, we’re talking about Eagle Rock the massive monolith of stone that we’ll see on our next hike on Saturday, April 12 starting at 10:30 a.m.
The hike will be 4.6 Miles round-trip, 2.1 miles uphill and 2.5 miles downhill. For those who have done the Temescal hike, it is no more difficult and if anything, is more varied and enjoyable.
We start at Trippet Ranch, the headquarters for Topanga State Park with a park office, ranger residence and nature center. The grounds offer shaded picnic areas, drinking water and restrooms.
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Uphill will be on the Eagle Springs fire road with numerous places to stop and rest. At the top is Eagle Rock, the massive stone in the photo where we will have panoramic views from the ocean to the valley and a chance to scramble over it and explore hundreds of caves, carved by water erosion.
Downhill, we’ll take the Musch trail that includes an enchanting glen of oak, laurel and sycamore trees as well as ravines cool enough to support ferns and other stream-side plants, just before we arrive back to Trippet Ranch.
After the hike we will meet for lunch at The Canyon Bistro at 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga Canyon has always had bohemian ethos, and you will see it in the mix of shops you can explore after lunch.
If you would like to attend, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Valley: From the Topanga Canyon Blvd exit off the 101 in Woodland Hills. Take Topanga Canyon Blvd South for 5.8 Miles to Entrada Road. Make a left on Entrada Road and take Entrada for 1 mile, staying to the left at every opportunity until you reach the park’s main parking lot
From the Westside: Take the 10 Freeway west to the end (McClure Tunnel) where it becomes PCH. Take PCH north for 5.3 miles to Topanga Canyon Blvd. Make a right on Topanga Canyon Blvd and head north for 6.5 miles to Entrada Road. Make a right on Entrada Road and take Entrada for 1 mile staying to the left at every opportunity until you reach the park’s main parking lot.
Parking in Trippet Ranch is $10. You can park outside of the park on the side of the street, but pay careful attention to all signs and the white line. If you are on or over the white line you will get a ticket.If you go too far to the edge, you risk your car falling off the shoulder. So if you are driving by yourself, we advise parking in the park. It is but a small price to pay to help keep this great park open.