Topanga State Park, Los Angeles

4.7
#4 of 17 in Nature in Los Angeles
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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  • I hike in Topanga State Park a couple of times a year. There are a number of options, most of which include a strenuous hike and a great view, either of the surrounding mountains or of the seashore st...  more »
  • We love to hike here and sometimes take our bikes to explore even further. Pack a lunch and enjoy the views of the LA area. The trails are usually quiet with like minded people getting exercise and re...  more »
  • What a great day this was!! We thoroughly enjoyed our couple of hours at Topanga state park. There are many trail options including ones going toward Temescal cyn and Pacific Palisades. We did four mi...  more »
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  • I barely enter this park on my weekly hikes. However, what I do see is a beautiful, clean, and well-worth-the-visit park. You can take your kids, dogs, friends, and bikes here. Make sure you bring a reusable water bottle and stay hydrated, especially during mid day visits. I recommend getting here early, like right when it opens, to avoid being in that hot LA sun. If you take your pets, keep an eye on their paw pads. The sharp terrain has been known to scrape up our dogs from time to time.
  • Awesome hike here on a sunny day. We took the fire road. It's a moderate hike not too strenuous. We did come across a baby rattle snake so be cautious. Also the views are superb.
  • There are plenty of (easy, moderate, and hard) trails in this park. Scenery is really great. Good for running, walking, hiking and/or trekking. Parking is mostly available depending on where you enter the park, I never had any issue with parking.
  • Love this place. Go hiking here regularly. Used to live in Topanga for a year or so and felt like being in countryside while within half hour of the city. Lots of great hikes and trails. Lots of wildlife and great views. If you go, please keep it clean. Dogs not allowed. Enjoy
  • Nice hikes. Cool lookout on eagle rock. Not the most amazing place ever but worth a stroll if you've got free time in the area.
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