Hike the Top of Topanga Overlook

Rate this Adventure Los Angeles Top of Topanga Overlook

Added by

Only a short hike, very close to Warner Center in Woodland Hills. Perfect for those after-work getaways, especially if you need a break from the hectic city life. Gorgeous, panoramic views all around, and great for viewing the sunset.

The Top of Topanga Overlook is where you can simply park your car, and sit in one of the benches to view the San Fernando Valley. But there is one hiking trail in that area which lets you get better vantage points, as well as a quick workout.

Once you get to the overlook, park your car and safely cross the street. There are no stoplights, so be aware of the cars passing by.

Directly across you will see the trail. Follow it and you will eventually find a great spot to view the city. Enjoy a quiet moment here, just taking in the views and the peacefulness of your surroundings. Seeing the tall buildings of Warner Center from this viewpoint will make you feel very far away from the chaos of the city.

If you continue along the trail, you'll pass through pretty looking fields, and you will also get to view the Santa Monica Mountains.

Return the same way.

Pack List

  • Small day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Camera
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

Share

Activities:

Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1 Miles

Elev. Gain:

1613 Feet

Features:

Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Scenic

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Sassy Resuello

Spending time outdoors and seeing the beauty of nature is my way of fueling my passion for life. Taking photos is my way of sharing the inspiration with the rest of the world.

More Adventures Nearby

Hike the PCT and Foot Trail Loop through Vasquez Rocks

Los Angeles / Vasquez Rocks

The Pacific Crest Trail and foot trail hike is a 5-mile loop with a quick PCT branch-off that leads under the 14 freeway through a long, well-maintained (but very dark) tunnel.

Leigh Maneri
7 Saves

Hike East Anacapa Island of the Channel Islands

Los Angeles / Island Packers Cruises

Leaving from either Ventura or Oxnard via Island Packers, this full-day hike is in the middle of the Santa Barbara Channel on a small island, about one hour from Los Angeles by car and one additional.

Leigh Maneri
25 Saves

Hike Point Mugu Peak

Los Angeles / Chumash Trailhead

Point Mugu State Park offers some amazing rolling mountains, sweeping meadows of tall grass, and beautiful coastal views. I suggest going in the spring.

Katie Yarborough
14 Saves