Hike to the Parker Mesa Overlook
Los Angeles › Paseo Miramar Trail
Added by Sassy Resuello
Hike to panoramic views of the pacificStretch your legs on this 5.4 mile out-and-back hike with ~400 feet of elevation gainThe lookout is a great spot to catch a sunset, but be sure to bring a headlamp for the hike back downDuration: A few hours
This 5.4-mile out-and back trail takes off from the end of the residential area of Paseo Miramar. Once you hike a little less than a quarter mile in, you'll connect with Los Liones Canyon Trail. Continue on Paseo Miramar Trail, which in another 2.5 miles, will connect you with the Parker Mesa Overview. If you're looking for a bit of a longer hike, head to the Los Liones Canyon Trailhead On Los Liones Drive from Paseo Miramar. This hike will add another 2 miles to your distance.
Once you reach the overlook, you'll be up about 1,500 feet. Take in the views of Pacific. On a clear day, you may be able to see out to Catalina and the Channel Islands. If you decide to hike up there late in the day for the sunset, remember to bring your headlamp for the hike back to the car.
After you make it back to the car, head to Palisades Garden Cafe for a quick bite.
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Gorgeous views, great for sunsets!
This is one of my favorite hikes in LA. It's long enough that you get a great workout, and the reward of the view from Parker Mesa is amazing. I've hiked it both during the day and coming into night (be sure to bring a headlamp!), and it is great during either time.
Pretty Average L.A. Hike
Probably really good if you are a trail runner or trying to get into shape. However, this trail is not for anyone looking to get put into the wilderness and enjoy a little Isolation. It felt a lot like Runyon Canyon just in Malibu.
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