Past Meetup

Topanga Lookout monkeying around---one way with car shuttle, & Dine at Reel Inn

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Saddle Peak trailhead

N 34.08128 W 118.64518 · Malibu, CA

How to find us

Meet at intersection of Stunt Road, Schueren Road and Saddle Peak Road

Location image of event venue

Details

WE WILL MEET AT THE INTERSECTION OF STUNT, SCHUEREN AND SADDLE PEAK ROADS WHICH IS A SADDLE BETWEEN TWO PEAKS.

WE WILL THEN TAKE HALF OF THE CARS DOWN TO STUNT ROAD AT THE CALABASAS PEAK TRAILHEAD AND START THE HIKE

THE PLAN:

3:00 PM: A hard 4 miles one-way hike from Stunt Road up the rocky ridge to Topanga Lookout, with amazing climbable rock formations all the way up, (takes 3 hours) (PLUS AN OPTIONAL CLIMB UP THE BIG WHITE WALL OF DOOM--the trail goes around it, I will lead thrillseekers up this )

then we collapse and eat snacks on the concrete pad up there with great views of the city and the ocean, then walk one mile to the intersection of the three roads at the top. Then we carpool back to the bottom of the hill to the starting point.

7:30PM: then have dinner at the Reel Inn (located at PCH and Topanga Canyon Blvd)

FOR PHOTOS DELETED BY THE MEETUP SMART PHONE APP:

http://rexhikes.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-rocky-staircase-to-top-of-topanga.html

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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Weather: expected to be 100 degrees

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

PLEASE: NO DOGS, NOT EVEN ON-LEASH. State Park rules ban doggies, even if the master is on leash.

MORE 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)

(ABOVE: Topanga Lookout)

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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