Hike to the Parker Mesa Overlook

5.4 Miles Round Trip - 1200 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

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Hike to panoramic views of the pacific. Stretch your legs on this 5.4 mile out-and-back hike with ~400 feet of elevation gain. The lookout is a great spot to catch a sunset, but be sure to bring a headlamp for the hike back down. Duration: 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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5.4 Miles
1200 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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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.

Beautiful!

This was an amazing loop! Favorite trail run I have done in LA so far!

Nice Trail Good Hike!

It was a good hike. I'm training for a long hike so this was good. It wasn't too crowded. Couldn't see the ocean because of the marine layer. Next time I will do it on a clear day.