A few weekends ago we all felt we needed to get out of the city and be in nature. We found a great spot at Topanga State Park. Located at 20825 Entrada Rd, Topanga SP its a quick drive north just inside of the Santa Monica mountains. What we loved about this park the most were the scenic vantage points, and its more lush than many other parks we’ve been to, due to its location nearer to the Pacific Ocean.
The park hosts nearly 40 miles of trails and includes some incredible views of the mountains, the Pacific as well as LA”s famous Eagle Rock. The cool thing about Topanga SP is that it is located entirely within the Los Angeles city limits. We learned it is actually considered the world’s largest wild land park within the boundaries of a major city. Amazing.
We took our time on a relatively easy trail, stopping to take photos and film with the GoPro. There was a perfect breeze and the panorama went around us on both sides of the trail – as if we were on a giant land bridge passing through this vast wild land.
After about an hour and a half of meandering we made it to the top of Eagle Rock trail. The sun and sky were so bright and the greens of the mountains are something you have to see in person. Eagle Rock boasts such an incredible view of the Santa Monica mountains and forests. We took advantage of the time and cool temperatures and played around for quite a while.
We found a hidden cave under the rocks and all 4 of us climbed in for a little siesta. With nothing out in front of us we felt like were dangling on the edge of the world with all of the Santa Monica Mountains to gaze at. There is something very special and bonding about seeing such a beautiful place with the people you love.
Topanga State Park is definitely on our short list of hikes to check out in the city. They are also bike friendly and even allow for Equestrians! (select trails only). The public areas were nice and very clean and there was plenty of easy parking.
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