Sunset hike: Los Liones Trail to Parker Mesa

 

Difficulty: easy-moderate

Length: 7+ miles round trip

Elevation Gain: 1300 feet

Time: 3-4 hours

 

A 7.8 mile (round trip) hike from Pacific Palisades to a beautiful overlook in Topanga State Park. We will start from Los Liones Trail, a beautiful trail that runs through a lush canyon with amazing costal views.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The trail will cross with the fire roads in Topanga State Park and make a steep ascent to reach Parker Mesa. Once at the lookout, we’ll get panoramic views of the Santa Monica Bay, downtown LA, as well as snow covered-San Gabriels Mountains (on a clear day). We will stop at the lookout to watch the sunset. Bring a windbreaker or jacket, it's very windy at the lookout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More info about this hike:

http://www.modernhiker.com/2010/01/04/hiking-los-liones-trail-to-parker-mesa/

 

Direction:

  • From the Pacific Coast Highway, take Sunset Blvd exit.
  • Turn left on Los Liones Drive.
  • Drive half mile on Los Liones Drive until you see a church on your left, and look for street parking. Do NOT park in the Church's Parking Lot
  • We'll meet at the trailhead just past the church.

 

BRING

  • Bring flashlight or headlight
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglass
  • Hiking boots / athletic shoes with good traction
  • 2 liters of water, snacks
  • Trekking poles
  • dress accordingly to weather

 

CARPOOL for people in SGV:

We will carpool for this hike, as parking space is limited around the area

If you'd like to carpool, let's meet at 1:30 pm at 1201 South Fremont Av. Alhambra, CA 91803 (Kohl's Alhambra)

 

Join us for dinner after hike, at Upper West

3321 Pico Blvd

Santa Monica, CA. 90404


http://www.theupperwest.com/

Disclaimer:

By attending this event, you are voluntarily participating at your own risk and agree to assume all responsibility for yourself. You do not hold the organizers or the LAAPGSM group responsible in any way.


 

 

 

 

 

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  • Alan

    Very nice, hope you can organize it again Jing-Ni, thx.

    February 18, 2013

  • LA

    Jing-Ni, awesome and well-planned event, keep up the great work...thank you!!

    February 17, 2013

  • Jessica

    Thanks for hosting this great event, Jing-Ni ! Great view, awesome ppl and decent food ~ hope to see all ppl in the next fun event :)

    so i guess...now everyone should be flu-free....ha XD

    February 17, 2013

    • Alan

      FLu-free, but picked up a cold instead.. right? :)

      February 17, 2013

  • Alan

    Thanks Jing-Ni, I haven't goofed around in a hike like that in awhile. :)

    February 17, 2013

  • kevin

    Thank u to Jing Ni for organizing the events.

    February 17, 2013

  • Liyan

    Thank you Jing-Ni for organizing the Hike. I really enjoyed the hike and the dinner was great too.

    February 17, 2013

  • Rachel C

    Hi guys, it was a great hike! I enjoyed the beautiful views and pleasant conversations with many ppl in the group. Thank you Jing-Ni for organizing the event. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and see you in future meetups!

    February 16, 2013

  • LA

    We are at trailhead and about to.leave...if u are late, pls catch up with us.

    February 16, 2013

  • David L.

    Hey myself and 8 others are getting started now. We'll see you at the top perhaps?

    February 16, 2013

  • Barry S

    Anyone coming from OC or can I join a carpool along the way?

    January 29, 2013

    • Barry S

      Frank, contact Liyan & Calvin. Their meeting up in Fullerton. I got called into work today.

      February 16, 2013

    • Frank

      I took my car to dealership 4 service this morning and can get my car around 1:40 pm. I won't have time to go to Fullerton. Have to drive by myself this time. Thanks.

      February 16, 2013

  • Jing-Ni

    Looks like we're going to have a big group for today's hike. Try to carpool if you can, as parking spaces are limited around the trailhead. Bring water, snacks, light jacket and flashlight. See you at the hike!

    1 · February 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi, I'll be joining you guys on this hike but I might be 10 mins behind schedule. Would you or someone else be able to drop me a msg on my cell @ (310)[masked] when you're about to start? Feel free to start w/o me, bit if someone could call to let me know when you're heading out, that'd be great. Thanks.

      February 16, 2013

  • Steve

    Love to go, but don't think I can make it 1:30 for carpooling.

    February 16, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Sorry have to work.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I do this hike a couple of times a week as it's just a couple of miles from me. I usually start at the Paseo Miramar trailhead but I'll join in for today starting from the Los Liones entry.

    February 16, 2013

  • Rachel C

    Sorry guys, I was hit by the flu two days ago. I was hoping to have my full energy back but it hasn't happened. So have to cancel my attendance. Sorry for the inconvenience. Have a fun hike!

    February 9, 2013

    • Barry S

      Yes, but no matter how hard I try, I'm not catching their cold or flu! Darn being healthy! :-(

      February 12, 2013

    • Rachel C

      It is kind of embarrassing... I thought the hike would take place last weekend. Just realized it is tomorrow! I have recovered from the flu. So see you guys tomorrow!

      1 · February 15, 2013

  • Jing-Ni

    Last reminder, bring flashlight for tomorrow's hike. Dinner at
    Upper West!

    February 15, 2013

  • Ryan O.

    Sorry, something just came up and I gotta be at the airport tomorrow evening. Have a good one.

    February 15, 2013

  • kevin

    I am agree with Jiani that Beware with Asian Night out Organizer " Jeffrey " Pls Do not join His Activities!!!. LOL.

    1 · February 15, 2013

  • Jing-Ni

    SGV/Alhambra carpool is full. We need more volunteer drivers from SGV.

    February 15, 2013

  • Jiani

    Beware! Someone named Jeffrey is monitoring this Meetup and trying to recruit your new members. I have received numerous messages from him asking me to join Asian Night Out instead. I have heard tales about Jeffrey and a lot of ppl hate this guy. He should seek professional help. Please caution Kin about Jeffrey also

    1 · February 14, 2013

    • b l.

      You post some of the most interesting/entertaining­ messages Jiani :)

      1 · February 15, 2013

    • Jiani

      Lol no, I'm just really creeped out & annoyed by that guy Jeffrey. He's very anal retentive about new members posting a "clear, close-up and non-confusing" photo, but he exempts himself by posting his 1 profile pic that looks like it was taken back in the early 1970s that's confusing and misleading in and of itself. He kicks out and bans a lot of people too. It makes him feel superior I guess. Or maybe it's how he copes for being kicked out and banned from this meetup a couple years ago which is I heard justified and for good reason. But he still browses here & copies events, and also looks at new members to recruit them. Kin is a nice guy, but he's not aware that Jeffrey is a hypocrite nut. Jeffrey hosts butt-loads of copied events from other meetups too. But anyway, excuse my rant. I just wanted to caution the good organizers and members here because I've heard a lot of good things about this group and I think it has some of the best organizers and they should know what's up. Cheers.

      1 · February 15, 2013

  • David L.

    Looks like I missed the sign-up window by 30 minutes, ugh! Anyway, I'm in West LA and would love to join you guys on Saturday. Is that alright?

    February 14, 2013

    • Jing-Ni

      Alan, hope you feel better soon! Take as much Vick & oranges as you want...or should I ask Sing to take you swimming? that will help enhance your immune system to cure your cold :)

      February 14, 2013

    • Alan

      Would you carry me if i can't make it Jing-Ni?

      February 14, 2013

  • Maximilian

    Anybody know if this hike is dog-friendly?

    1 · February 12, 2013

    • Jing-Ni

      When i was there last month, saw a sign at the trailhead that dog's not allowed on Los Liones trail, sorry about that...

      February 12, 2013

  • kevin

    I would like to carpool in SGV & pay for gas.if possible.

    February 12, 2013

  • Kaz A.

    Hey guys!
    Any health care workers in this group? You guys are joking about the flu right?
    Most people that say they got the flu, they do not. The Flu is a very serious respiratory infection that will affect the rest of your organs including the heart. So if you have the flu, do not stress your heart as you may die--as in hiking. You may need hospitalization if it is serious. btw, we now have real anti viral meds that will work on certain strains of flu so if you really got one, get it asap. (Not anti biotic, it's anti viral!)
    Kaz-- from David Geffen School of Med at UCLA.

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • b l.

    @Barry, I'll be in Pasadena or LA that day so I won't be coming from OC. Thanks for the carpool message though!

    February 12, 2013

  • Jing-Ni

    Wow lot of talks about flu... I hope everyone's in a good shape and ready for Saturday's hike :)
    So is there anyone else coming from OC, and would like to carpool besides the people that I've already contacted?
    Carpool from SGV, please let me know soon as possible if you want to meet and carpool from Alhambra.

    February 11, 2013

    • Alan

      Wouldn't it be be wonderful if everyone has a flu and go on the hike? Just imagine that..

      February 11, 2013

  • Rachel C

    Hi group, this looks like a fun hike. I am in! I am new to the area. Would it be possible to have the organizers' phone number in case I am lost on my way to Los Liones? Many thanks!

    February 4, 2013

    • Jing-Ni

      Hi Rachel, i sent you an e-mail.

      February 5, 2013

  • Ryan O.

    Need to hitch a ride with someone. I'll chip in for gas.

    January 28, 2013

  • Ryan O.

    Is there still room for the carpool in Alhambra? I'll chip-in for gas.

    January 28, 2013

    • Jing-Ni

      Ryan, we have room for carpool. We'll leave Alhambra by 1:40pm.

      January 28, 2013

    • Ryan O.

      Ok, thank you.

      January 28, 2013

  • Jing-Ni

    In your RSVP, please let others know if you can drive or need a carpool.

    January 28, 2013

  • Frank

    need a ride and can chip in for gas

    January 15, 2013

  • Kaz A.

    Tentatively yes as this is my favorite hike!
    No restroom at the top but nice one is available next to the second(??) parking lot on Los Liones.
    My suggestion is bring a flashlight, just in case.

    January 14, 2013

  • Kaz A.

    I thought it was on Sunday.
    Cannot on Sat for a while.

    January 14, 2013

  • kevin

    I would like to carpool in SGV & pay for gas.if possible.

    January 14, 2013

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