Join us on Sunday, April 17 at 10 a.m. for a stunning hike that starts at Trippet Ranch at the main entrance of Topanga State Park. Once a working ranch, the ranch is now a park office with shaded picnic areas, drinking water, parking and restrooms. From there, we’ll pass through some beautiful oak groves and meadows, and see some amazing rock formations, including Eagle Rock, a massive monolith of stone that offers panoramic views from the ocean to the valley and a chance to scramble over it and explore hundreds of caves, carved by water erosion.
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.
Click here to see a map: http://ow.ly/ZVOle We will meet in the parking lot at Trippet Ranch.
After the hike we will meet for brunch at The Canyon Bistro at 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. This part of Topanga Canyon has always had bohemian ethos, and you will see it in the mix of shops you can explore after lunch.
This hike is open to everyone, but please RSVP so we will know to expect you and can reserve your place for lunch. To RSVP please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with TOPANGA in the subject line.
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.