Past Meetup

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

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Stunt Ranch State Park

Stunt Road · Topanga, 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 sofas and 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,

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

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

FOLLOWED BY OPTIONAL DINNER AT SOME PLACE TO BE DETERMINED.

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

(Topanga Lookout)

(Saddle Peak)

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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

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PHOTOS FROM THE STUNT ROAD TO TOPANGA LOOKOUT HIKE FROM LAST YEAR:

https://picasaweb.google.com/Rare.Earth.fotos/TopangaLookoutColdCreekPreserve11142010# (https://picasaweb.google.com/Rare.Earth.fotos/TopangaLookoutColdCreekPreserve11142010)

PHOTOS OF THE STUNT HIGH TRAIL HIKE TO SADDLE PEAK FROM 10/15/2011:

http://www.meetup.com/hiking-196/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=3879162

PRINTABLE TRAIL MAP:

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

AS USUAL: BRING 3 TO 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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