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Our hike begins in the northwestern corner of Topanga State Park on the Viewridge Trail in Santa Maria Canyon. Highlights during this stroll through a wooded canyon include ocean views.
After crossing the bridge we'll take Summer Hill Ranch Rd to the Canyon Overlook
There are some cool sandstone outcroppings and a beckoning picnic bench
After heading north up the Santa Maria Canyon some we'll hook up with my Secret Trail that will take us to the land of longtime Topanga Resident Yedvart Tchakerian.
After a side-trip to Vanalden Vista for a snack break, we'll start the 2nd half of the loop, head south, and then west back to our starting point after a brief walking tour of some Topanga neighborhoods, including the Cheney Ranch homestead
There will be a cold VIP toast after the hike compliments of the Chief VIP :)
Hike will be about 8 miles with 1500 ft total ascent
Post Hike Lunch is at the former location of Pat's Topanga Grill if there is anything there yet. Down the street at 1861 N. Topanga Cyn. Blvd.
From Highway 101: drive south on Topanga Canyon Blvd for 3.7 miles. Turn left on Viewridge and drive 0.5 miles to the end of the road.
From Pacific Coast Highway: head north on Topanga Canyon Blvd. for 9 miles and turn right on Viewridge.
Park by end of street. There is plenty of parking
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