View the Pacific from Parker Mesa Overview
Los Angeles › Paseo Miramar Trail
Added by The Outbound Collective
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.
- Trail Shoes
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
Are we missing something?Suggest an edit
ReviewsLeave a Review
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.
More Adventures Nearby
Hike to Millard Falls
Los Angeles / Millard Campground Trail
To get to the trail, park at the Millard Campground Trailhead parking lot, where you'll find plenty of parking. Follow the trail that leads away from the lot and past the Millard Campground.
Hike to Newton & Zuma Canyon Falls
Los Angeles / newton canyon falls
Three waterfalls in one short hike?!...I'll take it! That's what you'll get if you make the visit to these falls in the Santa Monica mountains in Malibu.