Past Meetup

Monkeying Around At Topanga Lookout from Stunt Road---a loop hike

This Meetup is past

18 people went

Price: $0.05 /per person

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

TO SEE PHOTOS & MAPS HIDDEN BY MEETUP SMARTPHONE APP: http://rexhikes.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-rocky-staircase-to-top-of-topanga.html

A 9 mile Loop hike from Stunt Road up the rocky ridge to Topanga Lookout, with amazing climbable rock formations all the way up, (takes 2.5 hours) then we collapse and eat snacks on the concrete pad up there with great views of the city and the ocean,

then head downhill via the Stunt High Trail past Cold Creek back to our cars.

NOTE: you will use your hands a lot, along with your feet, on this climb. That's why I'm the monkey man.....

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WE MEETUP AT 11:30 AND HIKE STARTS AT 11:45 --I WILL WAIT 15 MINUTES MAXIMUM FOR LATECOMERS. Call me at[masked] if lost

DISTANCE: 9 miles, 5 HOURS. Elevation gain is 1250 feet from Stunt Road to Topanga Lookout in mostly full sun.

Weather:

http://www.weather.com/weather/weekend/USCA0149

DIFFICULTY: The first 2.5 hours is a hard 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, NOT EVEN ON-LEASH

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

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

(NOTE: sofas are not included)

(Topanga Lookout)

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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 3 LITERS OF WATER, A HAT, SUNSCREEN, COMFORTABLE SHOES, 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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