PARKER MESA OVERLOOK / FOOD AT "BACK ON THE BEACH"

HIKE TO PARKER MESA OVERLOOK


AWESOME VIEWS OF THE CITY AND OCEAN BELOW FROM SANTA MONICA TO PALOS VERDES,

 

This is a MODERATE HIKE / 6 miles roundtrip / 1100 ft elevation gain (KINDA STEEP AT FIRST )


 

 

NO rock-climbing...  NO poison oak...  NO rabid dingoes !!!

 

LA MARATHON THIS WEEKEND

ROADS CLOSED FROM DODGER STADIUM TO THE SANTA MONICA PIER

YOU'LL HAVE TO TAKE THE 405 TO SUNSET

OR THE 10 FWY TO PCH TO SUNSET

***** GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME *****

 

click here: MAP OF THE STUPID LA MARATHON ROUTE

 

GOOGLE MAP of the hike


MEET on front of gate entrance to park on Los Liones. Leaving at 10:15AM SHARP!!!.

If you're running late.... you can catch up (we'll be staying at the peak for a while)


Bring at least 1 qt of water

 

GOOGLE MAP


TO THE Hike: the turn to Los Liones is on Sunset; approx 1/4 mile from PCH. Turn left if you came from PCH, or turn right if you came from Pacific Palisades. PLENTY OF PARKING ON LOS LIONES.

 

Back on the Beach 445 Pacific Coast hwy is approx 2.8 miles back towards Santa Monica from PCH and Sunset, on the beach side. You'll have to PAY for parking in one of the many lots near the restaurant and the ANNENBERG COMMUNITY BEACH HOUSE

 

MAP TO BACK ON THE BEACH

 


SORRY... NOT A DOG FRIENDLY HIKE

 

INFO MAY BE UPDATED DURING THE WEEK....

 

VIDEOS OF LAST COUPLE OF HIKES:

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  • AgapeSoul S.

    THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US ON THIS HIKE!!!

    I really appreciate you all making it with all of the LA Marathon hubbub going on! And making this first lead super awesome and fun!!!

    Thank you to those who joined us for Back on the Beach and the surprise BIRTHDAY cake!

    xoxo
    Nancy

    5 · March 17, 2013

    • Jim

      Great job Nancy and Brent!

      3 · March 17, 2013

    • Larry T

      yeah, great job!!! And happy birthday Nancy!!

      1 · March 19, 2013

  • Larry T

    Thank you Nancy. I had a great time and got a good workout.

    March 18, 2013

  • Mandy

    Inspite of the weather, it was a beautiful hike with beautiful people.
    Enjoyed it, thanx-a-bunch!=)

    March 18, 2013

  • Renee

    Great workout and always a fun group to be with. Nancy and Brent did a great job with keeping the herd alive and together. ;0
    Missed the view a sunny day would have brought, but enjoyed the coolness that the exertion brought.

    2 · March 18, 2013

  • Rimona

    nice hike. Great workout.

    1 · March 18, 2013

  • GERN B.

    I'm sorry I didn't make it because my friend who I don't like told me it was time change week again so my watch was wrong and I'm still in a jail in Alaska and my foot hurts and a can't spel

    2 · March 17, 2013

  • Doug N.

    I am sure it was great as always!

    March 18, 2013

  • Jim

    Great hike. Even though visibility was like 10 feet, the trail and length of the hike was just right. Great people too!

    March 17, 2013

  • Fred

    Bummer about the view. And, sorry I missed lunch, Santa Monica was too chaotic to deal with.

    March 17, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      We missed you!

      March 17, 2013

    • Fred

      Uploading some of the pics now. I overshot on PCH and once you go to Ocean there was literally no way to get back, it was a mess up there.

      March 17, 2013

  • Liz K.

    It was a great foggy hike. Thank you Nancy and Brent, and the restaurant was great. We had our own private room...for those of you that missed today. Next time we'll eat out on the sand on a sunny day.

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Xoxo Liz!!! Looking forward to seeing you on another hike!

      March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nice to meet you Nancy and had a great morning! The weather is not great though: ) Hope you guys enjoy the bear and brunch!

    March 17, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Yingjia!!! So great meeting you as well! Thank you for joining us on this hike! Brunch and beach was awesome! I hope to see you again soon on another hike!

      March 17, 2013

  • c☆

    sorry Nancy, too much green beer last nite :(

    1 · March 17, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Boo! Claudio!!! I went out as well, but I still made it!!!

      March 17, 2013

  • jane

    Sorry...I missed the hike this morning.. went out last night until 3 am

    March 17, 2013

  • Lynda

    I hiked BTN yesterday...and did the lower trail water route all 10 miles. My foot is saying no hiking today. I so hate to miss out. ... :-(

    March 17, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      :( see you next time!!! Or next Sunday!

      1 · March 17, 2013

  • AgapeSoul S.

    Roads clear from 405 to sunset

    March 17, 2013

  • Flaminia

    sorry went hiking Thurs and have a stiff leg - will join next time!

    March 17, 2013

  • Athina P.

    Sorry guys I have to cancel at the last moment. Enjoy the hike and I will join you next time.

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an impromptu gig to do today so I can't make it:(
    Be careful with the marathon traffic and have a great time everyone!
    Happy St. Pat's Day!

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • wendy

    8

    March 15, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Boo... :(

      March 17, 2013

    • wendy

      Yeah.. Unfortunately this 'fly' is flying south on Sunday marathon day! Joe, have a wonderful Sunday in spite of working!

      March 17, 2013

  • Eric B

    I can't make this hike, but I'm thrilled to see our new hike leader stepping up to the plate to lead all the lost souls desperately yearning and crying out for freedom from their cubicles and meaningless weekend couch sessions. Too dramatic?!? Well, lets just say that Nancy rocks! You go girl!

    2 · March 16, 2013

  • Liz K.

    I hope David Condon shows up because he signs up for all my groups and never shows....Sorry, So Nancy you should fill his spot with a wait list person. Just a suggestion.

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • ! That JOHN G.

      Solved

      1 · March 16, 2013

    • Liz K.

      Thanks John. Coz it just happened again today on one of my hikes. Another friend noticed it too. And I thought your gone? We'll miss you tomorrow.

      3 · March 16, 2013

  • Annie Z.

    Sorry, have to cancel it, have business trip on Monday.

    March 16, 2013

  • jane

    Hi! Can I carpool with anyone, that is coming fr the Valley?

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The weekend work is cancelled so I'm available again, can I get in?: )

    1 · March 15, 2013

  • Helen

    Have to skip this one...see you guys next time!

    March 16, 2013

  • Kamran

    Any idea what time we'll be done with the hike?

    March 16, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Trying to get to Back on the Beach by 3... Depends on breaks we take.

      March 16, 2013

  • Amy

    Am going to do the hike with a friend who needs to start a little later - maybe see you at the top!

    1 · March 16, 2013

  • farzan

    it will be nice that good people like you on the attending list who knows is not attending anymore, by taking your name off the list, the waitlis will move up. not to mention that our show ratio will be higher too. justlike carpooling. who wants to carpool?

    March 15, 2013

    • Annie Z.

      Where do u live? Can we car pool if u live near Beverly shipping center in Los angeles

      March 16, 2013

    • farzan

      valencia

      March 16, 2013

  • Annie Z.

    I like car pool. Who is live close to me? I live near Beverly shipping center in Los angeles

    March 16, 2013

  • Rimona

    oops, I remove my plus one by mistake.

    March 16, 2013

  • Joe

    No go no mo... have to work :(

    March 15, 2013

  • Nancy F

    Gern, I know you are having some issues but when you get out of the Alaskan jail, would you please make John schedule some hikes on Saturdays? I don't care what you have to do to him to make him do it...just do it, ok???

    2 · March 15, 2013

  • Rimona

    If I remember correctly, we park on the street and it's free??

    March 14, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      There is the street or the two small lots. Yes, parking is free.

      1 · March 15, 2013

  • GERN B.

    i stuck a shampoo bottle in my eye and now i cant hear anything out of it and my hair is still dirty so i dont think i can come besides im in alaska in jail and i dont have a car and my shoes fell off

    March 13, 2013

    • Rimona

      Cool someone is breaking out of jail just to hike with us! LOL

      3 · March 14, 2013

    • GERN B.

      i havent bitten anyone in over 3 months except for my mom but she deserved it for selling my favorite lederhosen

      2 · March 15, 2013

  • Athina P.

    This is my first time with this group and for this hike. As I don't know anybody, I would like to have some kind of contact, in case I need to call before the hike. I'll try to be on time, but, you know, in any case... Thank you.

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Andrea

    John - Don't know if you realize that the LA Marathon is this Sunday, and runs down San Vicente. Depending on the time that you plan to go to the Brentwood Mart, it may be difficult to cross Sunset, as this is part of the Marathon course. Have fun on the hike. Hope to hike with you guys again soon! :-)

    March 11, 2013

    • Larry T

      St.Patricks Day and Los Angeles is having a marathon instead of a St.Patricks Day Parade. Clueless.

      March 14, 2013

    • Joe

      Maybe we should hike along the marathon route, and hand the runners green beer.

      2 · March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    1

    3 · March 11, 2013

    • GERN B.

      i can see the air

      2 · March 13, 2013

  • Joe

    Anyone know if there is cell reception there? I'm on call again and even though it's rare to get called in on Sundays, I may need to skidaddle.

    March 12, 2013

    • Joe

      OK, Thanks! I have Verizon.

      March 12, 2013

    • Liz K.

      Coastal hikes usually get reception. And Verizon should be fine. My Att is a joke and a half most of the time.

      March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I will miss out...enjoy!

    March 12, 2013

  • Larry T

    Who's leading this hike?

    March 11, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Like.... How so?? Because it st. patty's day and I'm going to have hats and beads and glasses and fuzzy green headbands for everyone to wear?

      March 12, 2013

    • Joe

      Oh yeah... better wear orange.. I mean green.

      March 12, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Sorry, didn't realize it was a Sunday.

    March 12, 2013

    • Kathleen

      I did as part of my comment.

      March 12, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Okie doke!!! Thanks Kathleen! Hope you can join us next time!

      March 12, 2013

  • Karen

    Just saw this.....hope I can join.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Is it possible to meet at the Paseo Miramar access point. I have a friend who lives near there and I can park at her place.

    March 12, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Kathleen. There's plenty of parking. There are two lots with ample parking as well as on Los Liones Drive itself.

      March 12, 2013

  • GERN B.

    will there be bears on the hike? once a bear bit me in a special place and now i cant ride a bike

    2 · March 11, 2013

    • GERN B.

      my bajingos. Now i have a metal plate where my bajingos used to be so its hard to balance on a bike seat without falling off and hitting my face on a fire hydrant again

      3 · March 12, 2013

    • AgapeSoul S.

      Oh... So sorry....

      1 · March 12, 2013

  • c☆

    I've never done this one, can't wait! :)

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Athina P.

    NO GUESTS FOR THE TIME BEING, BUT I MIGHT HAVE SOME LATER. IS THAT OK?

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Sounds great! Missed you all yesterday.

    3 · March 11, 2013

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