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Santa Ynez Canyon Loop (Topanga)

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Santa Ynez Canyon features chilly mountain pools, several beautiful waterfalls, and slim sandstone cliffs set in a cool oasis of lush oak and sycamore forests.

We'll hook up with E. Topanga Fire Road on a little known trail to make this a 7 mile loop. There is a strenuous 800' elevation gain between the 1.0 and 1.5 mile mark. Net elevation gain is about 1000' with a total of about 1500'.

Some of you may recall that we did this hike a year ago May 20 but in the opposite direction with an 800' descent near the last half a mile. That was crazy . This time we will go up, which is different kind of crazy . Here are the photos from a year ago:


From PCH: Take Sunset Bl north 0.5 mile to Palisades Dr. Follow Palisades Dr north for 2.4 miles to Ver de la Montura. Turn left for one long block. Park near end of street and meet across the street from signed trailhead.

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