Join your fellow Authentic LA community members for some fresh air and beautiful scenery as we hike in Topanga State Park. We'll set out from Trippet Ranch and hike for 45 minutes to an hour, stop for snacks and social time, then head back! This is a great opportunity to get real with each other outside of our typical interactions (Game Nights and Circling) and to continue to build our relationships with one another.
Saturday, March 8th, 2014
START at 2:00pm. To honor all in attendance, please arrive a bit ahead of time.
20816 Entrada Rd
Topanga State Park, hike begins at 2pm at Trippet Ranch.
We will meet up in the parking lot.
Parking can be a bit tricky. There is a paid parking lot( I believe $10 cash), and also some street parking on the dirt shoulders leading to the park. Those wishing to park on the shoulders please arrive a few minutes early to find parking and be prepared to walk an extra distance.
There will be a carpool set up from Santa Monica meeting up at 12:45pm for all who are interested. Please contact Brian if you are interested in carpooling.
Information about Topanga State Park:
Topanga State Park includes 11,529 acres of varied terrain, much of it rugged, steep and scenic with over 36 miles of trails. The park's boundaries extend from the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) to the hills over the San Fernando Valley. Eight communities surround the park and there are more than 60 entrances along the park's range crossing boundary. Hikers, trail runners, mountain bikers, and equestrian users will all feel quite at home here.
Topanga's vegetation is dominated by chaparral. Within the Trippet Ranch area are broad stands of oak woodlands. Coastal sage scrub, grassland savannah, bay laurel woodland, walnut woodland, and a variety of riparian habitats can also be found within the park.
These habitats support a wildlife community which includes more than 80 mammal species, several hundred bird species, and over 60 reptiles and amphibians within the park's boundaries.
From either the Ventura Freeway (101) or the PCH take Topanga Canyon Boulevard, then turn onto Entrada Road.
Keep to the left at every opportunity until reaching the park's main parking lot (approximately one mile).
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Please bring water and snacks, as they will not be provided.