Past Meetup

Hike, rock scramble & Swim At TOPANGA CREEK water holes & THE RAIN ROOM

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Jalan Jalan Imports

525 South Topanga Canyon Boulevard · Topanga, CA

How to find us

N 34.08161 W 118.59775 park along Topanga Canyon Blvd south of Fernwood Market, meet outside Jalan Jalan Imports, an outdoors furniture store on the west side of the road

Location image of event venue

Details

HIKE FEATURES:

We start at the outdoor furniture store, home of Owl Falls, a 40-foot tall roadside waterfall. We walk a quarter mile on the west side of Topanga Canyon Blvd to just south of the "slippery when wet" road sign. We will then enter the mysterious Time Tunnel and drop down to the creek.

Bring swimwear, a hat, lots of water, shoes you can get wet.

We will see SEVERAL SWIMMING HOLES, SEVERAL SMALL WATERFALLS, AND THE RAIN ROOM (A GROTTO/MULTIPLE WATERFALLS IN A ROOM UNDER A ROCK),

... ALL IN NEARBY TOPANGA CANYON WITH NO LONG DRIVE ON REALLY TWISTY ROADS

AND......MINT PLANTS EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!!

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EXPECTED WEATHER: Hot

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/l/USCA1151:1:US

DISTANCE: 2 MILES BUT AT A SLOW PACE

DIFFICULTY: moderate

ELEVATION GAIN AND LOSS: A HUNDRED FEET AT THE MOST

THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR POISON OAK CONTACT

THE TOPANGA CREEK HIKE FOLLOWS THE WEST SIDE OF CREEK FOR MOST OF THE ROUTE AND FEATURES LOTS OF CLIMBING OVER 3 TO 4 FOOT TALL BOULDERS (AND OPTIONALLY, SOME 20 FEET TALL). There are also a few rusty car bodies to avoid. YOU WILL USE YOUR HANDS AS WELL AS YOUR FEET. THAT'S WHY I CALL MY HIKES "MONKEYING AROUND".
CLIMBING OF THE BIGGER BOULDERS IS OPTIONAL.....

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NOTE: IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT THIS INVITE ON A SMART PHONE, THE MEETUP APP DOES NOT SHOW MY PICTURES. TO SEE THEM:

http://rexhikes.blogspot.com/2015/08/lower-topanga-creek-rocks-swimming.html

BRING SHOES WITH GOOD GRIP THAT YOU CAN GET WET----

and......NO DOGS: 'cause this is a State Park

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From PCH drive 3.5 miles north on Topanga Canyon Blvd. and park when you see the outdoor furniture store but not directly in front.

Or.....TAKE THE 101 FREEWAY TO TOPANGA CANYON BLVD, GO SOUTH 9 MILES...park along Topanga Canyon Blvd south of Fernwood Market, meet outside Jalan Jalan Imports, an outdoors furniture store on the west side of the road

Jalan Jalan Imports is located at 525 South Topanga Canyon Blvd., which is 3.5 miles north of Pacific Coast Highway.

FREE PARKING IS ALONG EITHER SIDE OF TOPANGA CANYON BLVD. BETWEEN FERNWOOD MARKET AND JALAN JALAN IMPORTS--STAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE WHITE LINE SO YOU DON'T GET TICKETED OR LOSE YOUR MIRROR

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO NO-PARKING SIGNS!!!

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BELOW: THE TUBE

AN AWESOME VIDEO BY WILLIE:
https://youtu.be/EJDFBApKbNc

BELOW: THE GROTTO

BELOW: POISON OAK

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THE USUAL STUFF:

BRING ALL THE USUAL STUFF, I'M NOT YOUR MOM....

Bring clothing (sorry, nude hikes are a different Meetup group), lots of water, a hat, comfy shoes, snacks, all your troubles..., guitar, camera, etc

LEGAL STUFF: 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/ ( http://www.meetup.com/terms/ )

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