Past Meetup

Rocks, Views & Rocks...Stunt road to Topanga Lookout and Saddle Peak---loop hike

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Stunt Road Trailhead

1667 Stunt Rd · Calabasas, CA

How to find us

Meet on Stunt Road one mile east of Mulholland Highway. The sign on Mulholland is hard to read, but Stunt Road is immediately northeast of a sharp right turn on Mulholland.

Location image of event venue

Details

A Big Loop hike from Stunt Road up the rocky ridge to Topanga Lookout, with amazing climbable rock formations all the way up,

then lunch on the concrete pad up there with great views of the city and the ocean,

then up to the top of Saddle Peak for more fun climbing rocks, with a new loop around the climbing wall

Finally, downhill via the Stunt High Trail past Cold Creek back to our cars.

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WE MEETUP AT NOON AND HIKE STARTS AT 12:15 --I WILL WAIT 15 MINUTES MAXIMUM FOR LATECOMERS. PLEASE TAKE THE 101 FREEWAY TO GET HERE, AS THE PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY WILL BE A PARKING LOT!!!

DISTANCE: 8 to 10 miles, 5 HOURS. Elevation gain is 1250 feet from Stunt Road to Topanga Lookout in mostly full sun. Then we gain another 350 feet after lunch to hit Saddle Peak in part sun part shade.

FOLLOWED BY OPTIONAL DINNER AT SOME PLACE TO BE DETERMINED, MOST LIKELY Rocco's Pizzaria IN TOPANGA CANYON. 123 S Topanga Canyon Blvd

DIFFICULTY: This is a workout, but is doable by any able hiker. We will sometimes need to use our hands as we climb over rocks on the trail to Topanga Lookout. After lunch, the trail is much easier (more civilized).

PLEASE: NO DOGS, EVEN ON-LEASH

PHOTOS: http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=4659602

(BELOW: optional climb up this rock--the trail goes around it--suitable for crazies only!)

(NOTE: sofas are not included)

(Topanga Lookout)

(Saddle Peak)

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DIRECTIONS TO PARKING AREA:

Take the 101 freeway to the Woodland Hills area, and take the offramp to the SOUTHBOUND Topanga canyon Blvd.

In a mile, turn right onto Mulholland Drive. In a mile or so, you turn left onto Mulholland Highway. If you pass a Gelson's market shopping center, you took the correct turn.

Follow Mulholland Highway several more miles over the summit, then in a little more than a mile there is a hard right turn. Just before this turn is Stunt Road. Turn left onto Stunt road and go about 1 miles. PARK NEAR TRAIL CROSSING SIGN.

GOOGLE DIRECTIONS: https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Culver+City,+CA&daddr=1667+Stunt+Rd,+Calabasas,+CA&hl=en&sll=37.269174,-119.306607&sspn=11.21887,19.753418&geocode=FQIfBwIdzmnx-Cmdc3fbHrrCgDH-WetL0emFMQ%3BFUdACAIdl5Dt-Ck5CwC_jJ_CgDGydxCgrNQzYQ&t=m&mra=ls&z=12

BELOW: LOCATION OF PARKING

MAP TO THE PARKING--MEETUP SPOT:

http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.09507,-118.64852&z=15&t=M&marker0=34.09507%2C-118.64852%2C4.4%20km%20W%20of%20Topanga%20CA

PRINTABLE TRAIL MAPS:

http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/d/a/3/6/highres_75595862.jpeg

http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/2/c/9/4/highres_76571412.jpeg

AS USUAL: BRING 4 LITERS OF WATER, A HAT, SUNSCREEN, COMFORTABLE SHOES, LUNCH, SNACKS

LEGAL STUFF: finally, by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of this hike, and that no one at Meetup including the organizer is responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraph 6.2:

http://www.meetup.com/terms/

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