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Topanga State Park, Los Angeles

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Topanga State Park by using our Los Angeles vacation planner.
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  • Visit the park on your way to Malibu. It is a great outdoor experience, and feel the old school 1960's hippie vibes that still are at its roots  more »
  • My sister & I visiting from MI decided we wanted to spend lots of our time hiking in LA. We found Topanga on tripadvisor & decided to give it a go. Compared to many of the hikes in LA (Runyon Canyon, ...  more »
  • It is an immense natural reserve, which allows you to walk to enjoy an almost untouched nature for km: it is therefore ideal for weekend walks, away from the hustle and bustle.
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  • I love this park. Not crowded in the mornings. Plenty of parking on street. When wet, you'll have to cross river several times and it can be a hassle but it's worth it
  • Come and come again. Roaming dear at dusk, eary/interesting tree's on the slight hike up to Eagle Rock. Free street parking, or $10 to park by the restrooms and picnic tables at the entrance to the hike. Several places for hiking and beautiful Instagram pics ;)
  • Beautiful afternoon after a cloudy day. On the way back from the Legion of Honor museum. I was quite surprised to see two kids going surfing considering how cold the Pacific Ocean must be. Wow, Topanga State Park is heaven on earth in terms of it's natural beauty! Carved by God from the earth.
  • Yeah, it can be a little crowded. But it's LA, what you gonna do? Great place for family hikes.
  • Great area to hike and mountain bike. Best to go appropriately prepared for the best experience.