The Road less travel this time. This hike is not your moms hike. This is for who is a regular hiker and you need to be in some what of good shape.
There are several options for getting to this wildly-and justifiably-popular overlook, including a gorgeous out-and-back that combines a slightly-shaded single track at the start, joining a fire road about 1-1/2 miles in.
Been there, done that.
We are going up and coming down the same way we are going for the view its a small trail that few people take.
Level: Moderate+-Advanced (for the uphill single track portion)
Gain: ~ 1,300 ft.
Distance: ~ 6-7 miles (out and back via Los Liones is 7 miles; I think this route is a little shorter)
Time: ~ 3-1/2-to-4 hours
Type: Single track dirt and small rocks, partially shaded up and exposed fire road and single track down, loop
Dogs: Not permitted; part of the trail is in Topanga State Park
Water: Not available at trailhead, but there are sinks in the restrooms
Restrooms: Flush toilets available at trailhead (plush!)
Parking: Free parking in several lots on the east side of Los Liones and along the west side of the street from the trailhead to Sunset.
Bring: At least 2-3 liters of water, sunscreen, hat, snacks to share. Poles may be helpful in sections going up.
The closest address to the trailhead is ~ 580 Los Liones Drive, Pacific Palisades 90272
From the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH 1) turn East onto Sunset Blvd. After about 0.3 miles, turn left on Los Liones Drive. Drive about .6 miles back to the end of the street (across from the church) and look for lot or street parking.
From the 405, exit Sunset and continue West about 8.4 miles to Los Liones and turn right.
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