Santa Monica Mountains (East) – Moderate hikes

Backbone Trail: Old Topanga Canyon to Trippet Ranch

Backbone Trail: Piuma Road to California Wildlife Center

Bark Park/Millennium Trail

Bienvenida Loop (Topanga State Park)

Big Rock Lateral

Calabasas Peak

Calabasas Peak from Old Topanga Canyon Road

Calabasas Peak via Secret Trail

Cold Creek High Trail

Eagle Rock from Cheney Ranch Trail (Topanga State Park)

Eagle Rock Loop (Topanga State Park)

King Gillette Ranch

Las Virgenes Overlook

Los Liones Trail (Topanga State Park)

Lower Canyonback Trail

Musch Meadows Loop

Red Rock Canyon Park

Saddle Peak

Santa Ynez Canyon

Santa Ynez Trail

Stunt High Trail

Summit to Summit Motorway

Summit Valley

Temescal Peak via Temescal Ridge Trail

Tigertail Trail to Prajna Tree

Will Rogers State Historic Park



  1. Great reference but some of the directions are incomplete. Had to stop at Fernwood market in Topang to get clear, easy directions from a local. Thanks for the information you have provided it’s overall great!

    1. Thanks for reading and for the heads up, apologies for any inconvenience. Which trails in particular had incorrect directions?

  2. HI, it was Big Rock Lateral (Tuna Canyon Park). Right past Fernwood Market on the left if coming from the coast fwy. is “Fernwood Drive.” That’s the turn then you just stay straight until your directions about baring left. You get to a metal pole gate,on the right side of the road, no abandon phone booth that we saw, Park. You’re there.

    1. Great, thanks for the heads up, the directions have been fixed. The phone booth must have been removed since I was there back in the spring of ’11. Let me know if there are any other posts with directions that need to be updated. Have a great Christmas.

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