Welcome Trailblazers!, Also known as the Topanga ridge rumble, we're heading up to the original lookout tower slab for LA county. This hike will be a fairly short and steep 5 mile out and back with 1500 +/- ft. of elevation gain . Just like my Calabasas peak hike we will start from the Stunt road trailhead, and fire up the Calabasas peak fire road to the Topanga ridge trail right before the bench area that depicts redrock canyon/ Calabasas peak trail mark.
From here I will take you up the topanga ridgeline to the famous graffiti slab lookout area. The ridgeline has some steep sections and will require a little hands on (class 1) rock scrambling. The climb offers some incredible viewing of sandstone rock formations, caves, pockets, all nestled in the trails ascent and viewing area. We will take a break up on top of the ridge, where we can catch our breaths and snack/ converse before heading back down our path that we conquered!
Hope you can join me for this little adventure. Although the mileage is fairly short, this hike is not for beginners, please note the elevation gain in a short distance and sign up only if you are conditioned to tackle this at a fairly brisk pace.
Please wear –
brush-resistant pants/ shorts, one or more wicking shirts appropriate to the
temperature, comfortable hiking shoes or light boots, your favorite
undergarments and accessories, and a light backpack. (On this hike, a
long-sleeve shirt and eye protection are recommended to protect
against overhanging brush.)
Please bring least two liters of water, snacks, an extra layer of clothing, a
charged cell phone, identification, a headlamp, a small first-aid
kit, bug repellant and sunscreen, a waterproof shell if rain is
forecast, and any medications or anything else you might need on the
parking is available at the dirt turnout on Stunt Road
Please do not leave
anything of value in your car, at this or any other trailhead.
From the 101 – exit at the Las Virgenes Road exit and go south (toward the ocean). Drive 3 miles to Mulholland Highway and make a left turn. Continue 4 miles to Stunt Road and turn right. Go one mile, and park and meet in the dirt pullout on the right. (The trailhead is across the street at the gated fire road.)
From the PCH –
turn up Malibu Canyon Road and drive 6.5 miles to Mulholland Highway.
Turn right and continue 4 miles to Stunt Road. Turn right and drive
one mile. Park and meet in the dirt pullout on the right. (The
trailhead is across the street at the gated fire road.)
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ BELOW IN ITS ENTIRETY:
The hike host is a volunteer and not responsible for the group. Safety should be a
priority for everyone in the group. Please treat this meet-up as
hiking with a group of friends. If you become fatigued and unable to
continue the hike, it is expected you will advise the hike host of
this and return to our starting point on your own. If you are able to
proceed, it is expected that you will maintain line of sight with
other members of the group at all times and help to promote the
group’s safety and fitness goals.
If you choose to sign up for this or any other Weekday Trailblazers Meetup event, you are releasing the Weekday Trailblazers Meetup group and it's organizers from all liability in case of possible injuries. Your personal safety depends on your own judgment and experience.
** All participants must be 18 or older, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
** Dogs are allowed on this hike]
** Any questions or issues - my cell #[masked]