Trippet Ranch to Parker Mesa Hike

Meet in front of the bathroom 2 PM, but leave at 2:15 PM. We'll hike to Parker Mesa. It is a 6 miles hike RT and 800 feet elevation gain. It is a moderate hike. It isn't for beginners. We'll stop at Parker Mesa to take a break/eat.

 

What is neat about this hike is that it is in Topanga Canyon. If you've never drove through it, you'll discovery a neat part of LA you've never knew existed.

The vista from the Parker Mesa Overlook is stunning. You can see all of the LA basin laid out before you, the  San Gabriel Mountains to the north, Catalina Island to the south, and the crescent shaped coastline of Santa Monica to the east.

Please note that dogs are not allowed on the park trails, fire roads, or in the back country. Bummer.

Parking is $10. You'll have to park outside the park if you don't want to pay. You'll have to park on side of the road.

Bring water and sneakers.

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  • ed

    Since hardly anyone made it to my Eagle Rock hike here, is anyone interested in going on this hike? It is 4 miles RT with similar elevation gain.

    April 14, 2013

  • Rimona

    If anyone took pictures, please upload!

    April 14, 2013

  • Rimona

    Great workout

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those interested, here's a profile of today's hike: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/297537844

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Monika

    My iPhone GPS took me to National Park Service headquarters in Thousand Oaks when I put that address in! Needless to say, now I'm 45min last the Trippet so I'll see you all next time :(

    April 13, 2013

    • ed

      Apple's Maps got a lot of bad publicity recently for its bad map system. Try Google or Nokia's maps next time.

      April 13, 2013

    • Monika

      Yes, the ranger said it happens all the time...

      April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike!

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of incline and lots of fun!

    April 13, 2013

  • Stella G.

    ugh...I keep missing this one

    April 13, 2013

  • Larry T

    Schedule conflict. See yall next time.

    April 11, 2013

  • wendy

    sorry...i have a conflict on saturday. Hope to make it next time.

    April 9, 2013

  • Adelaida

    is this the same hike of SAt, april 7th?

    April 1, 2013

  • Larry T

    When do you think we will get back to the cars?

    March 28, 2013

    • ed

      Not sure. With the parking lot, you CAN come back after parking lot closes.

      March 28, 2013

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