Past Meetup

Topanga Lookout and Saddle Peak, lots of rocks, and mostly stay at the top

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Fossil Ridge trailhead on Saddle Peak road

N 34.08386 W 118.63637 · Malibu, CA

How to find us

roadside parking area on Saddle Peak road 1/2 mile east of intersection of Saddle Peak, Stunt and Schueren roads (22315-22999 Saddle Peak Rd)

Location image of event venue

Details

Here's one for those that hate lots of elevation

gain....

We start on Saddle Peak Road at the beginning of the Fossil Ridge trail portion of the Backbone trail. We head west passing assorted old sea shell imprints in the rocks. Then we hit the saddle where three roads come together and turn north and go about 1 1/2 miles each way out to Topanga Lookout to climb on rocks. We will drop below the old lookout platform and drop down a bit (250 FEET) to some rocks, then return the way we came back up to the saddle again and head further west to the summit of Saddle Peak (UP BY 500 FEET) . Then we climb around on the rocks there including some on the Stunt High trail.

Then we return going east via the Backbone trail and Fossil ridge trails to our cars, bikes and skateboards.

ABOUT 4 HOURS MAXIMUM

MAP LINK TO PARKING AREA: http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.08386,-118.63637&z=13&t=M&marker0=34.08386%2C-118.63637%2C3.5%20km%20WxSW%20of%20Topanga%20CA

PRINTABLE TRAILS AND TOPO MAP: http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/c/6/e/0/highres_131510912.jpeg

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, 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/

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