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Topanga State Park, Los Angeles

State Park · Nature / Park
Roam the 45 sq km (17 sq mi) of Topanga State Park, where a range of microclimates supports a variety of plant and animal life. Hike, bike, or horseback ride along the state park's many trails, which can take you through woodlands of California oak and walnut, savannah grasslands, and ranch areas with large sandstone formations. The park shelters over 140 animal species, including many resident and migratory birds. A few historical buildings dot the grounds, and its nature center educates visitors about the biodiversity of the area. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Los Angeles trip simple and quick.
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  • Warning and advice to visitors: some of the local NIMBY Karen/Ken types have taken it upon themselves to police Topanga State Park on their own, threatening "outsiders", AKA the public who pays taxes....  more »
  • This was a fantastic hike - especially in the clear, cool weather we had today - at the top of the trail and Eagle Rock, we could see all the way out to Catalina Island and the Palos Verdes...  more »
  • Topanga state park is the only wilderness area in the country to bisect a city. It’s the best place to experience the natural chaparral forests of Southern California. Trippet ranch has a wealth...  more »
  • I work in this area so I had a chance to find all the beautiful spots to sight see. Great views of Malibu, SF Valley and Santa Monica and Venice areas.
  • Easy-moderate hike. After visiting the eagle rock and the cave, we took another trail on your way back (right side) which goes to the ranch and finally to the parking lot. Be careful when you want to see the cave. And finally, synthesize with the nature⚘.
  • Topanga State Park is beautiful. All levels of hiking trails. Summer there can be a little warm though
  • Beautiful experience. The setting, the landscape, the water, the weather, just the whole vibe in general. I'll definitely visit again in the future.
  • Beautiful state park just north of Malibu. A beautiful example of the chaparral ecosystem unique to Southern California. Expect a lot of sage and Brittlebush as well as some beautiful California lilac shrubs, if it is early enough in the year keep your eyes out for wild cucumber, they are beautiful green spiky fruits, do not eat though as they are slightly toxic.

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