Past Meetup

Monkeying Around At Topanga Lookout &Saddle Pk from Stunt Road---a 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

HIKE IS FOLLOWED BY OPTIONAL DINNER AT THE REEL INN.

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 further up to Saddle Peak (300 feet elevation gain), the 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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DISTANCE: 9 miles, 5 HOURS. Elevation gain is 1250 feet from Stunt Road to Topanga Lookout in mostly full sun. After that there is a mix of sun and shade.

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 we reach the Lookout, the trail is much easier (more civilized).

PLEASE: NO DOGS, NOT EVEN ON-LEASH

PHOTOS:

(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:

AS USUAL: BRING 4 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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