Eagle Rock, the most impressive landmark in all of Topanga State Park, will afford us an airy perch overlooking the upper watershed of Santa Ynez Canyon and the ocean beyond. We will snack and explore on this impressive sandstone rock covered with crevices and caves.
Our trip to the rock will traverse a seldom used trail across a large meadow,
through tall chaparral and a shady oak forest
and up along Cheney Ridge.
As you can see we'll be going a different route than most of you veterans have used so be prepared for some pleasant surprises. We'll start in Trippet Ranch parking lot and end on Entrada Rd for a loop
Bring camera, plenty of water and snacks
Hike is about 5.5 miles with 1200 ft elevation gain
Bring a sack lunch and we'll take an extended break on Eagle Rock -- we'll make a picnic out of it!
From Topanga Canyon Boulevard, turn east on Entrada Road; that's to the left if you are coming from the San Fernando Valley. Follow Entrada Road by turning left at every opportunity until you arrive at Topanga State Park.
Park on street before the last left turn (and walk a couple blocks) or pay the iron ranger in the park ($15?). If you park on street be sure that your left wheels are inside the white line. Note parking restrictions. We'll meet by at the benches by bathrooms.
The official hike will end on the street outside of pay area.
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