Hike to Parker Mesa Overlook via Trippet Ranch

Rate this Adventure Trippet Ranch, Topanga, California, United States

  • Activities:

    Photography, Mountain Biking, Running, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    6.8 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    1800 Feet

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Picnic Area
Wildlife

This adventure provides an alternative route to the popular Parker Mesa Overlook. Lots of side trails along the main hike that give sweeping views of the valley prior to great viewpoint at Parker Mesa.

This is a 6.8 mile round-trip hike that starts at Trippet Ranch in Topanga Canyon. Even though the range in elevation is 400 feet from peak to trough, the up and down trail totals to approximately 1800 feet elevation gain making this a beginner to intermediate adventure. 

The trail itself is pretty wide and begins at Trippet Ranch. You will want to take the trail up to East Topanga Fire Rd. from the parking lot (pay-to-park, but street parking also available outside of gated entrance). Head south on East Topanga Fire Rd. (Going north will take you to on the Eagle Rock hike). When you reach the fork for Paseo Miramar Trail, turn right and continue south on the trail towards the end to enjoy the views at Parker Mesa Overlook. 

If you have a hiking GPS or enjoy searching for geocaches, this is a great trail for that, one of which is a mini ammo box that was really fun to find and also presented some great views overlooking the valley. 

Another option for the hike is via the Paseo Miramar Trail

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking/Trail/Running Shoes
  • Mountain Bike - okay on trail
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Ben Lertsakdadet Explorer

Currently a graduate student at University of California, Irvine, who enjoys exploring and photographing the great outdoors in my spare time.

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