• Stars appear behind a dramatic landscape of rocky mountains, rolling hills, and fields of grass

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Map and Site Information: Topanga State Park

Topanga

Photo by Mat McDermott

Featuring 76 miles of trails, Topanga State Park is sometimes credited as "The largest state park within a city limit in the U.S." Its name originates from the local Indian dialect. The local tribes had villages in this rugged landscape for thousands of years. It wasn't until the 1920s that the park became popular with Los Angeles locals.

The trailhead breaks off into a Eagle Rock/Eagle Spring loop trail, Musch Ranch trail, and Will Rogers State Historic Park via Rogers trail. The area holds great opportunity for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders.

 
Restrooms, camping, picnic area, easy hiking, moderate hiking, strenuous hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, ranger station, and horseback riding.
 
Topanga State Park deer

Site Info and Map

Topanga State Park Map (JPG - 705 KB)

Fee may be collected for entry.
Fee required for camping.

Directions

20825 Entrada Rd, Topanga, CA 90290

Main Entrance: South from Ventura Fwy (101) or north from Pacific Coast Hwy on Topanga Canyon Blvd to Entrada Rd on east (left) side of road. Turn east on Entrada Rd and make two left turns to stay on Entrada Rd to park entrance.

Dead Horse Trailhead: From Topanga Canyon Blvd, turn East on Entrada Rd. Parking lot is 900’ on left.

Los Liones Trailhead: From Pacific Coast Hwy turn inland on Sunset Blvd. Continue on Sunset Blvd for 0.25 mile and turn left on Los Liones Dr. Follow road to the end.

 
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To learn more about this site, visit the Topanga State Park webpage.

This site is managed and operated by California State Parks.

Did You Know?

Backbone trail hikes lead to views of mountains, canyons, and the Pacific Ocean.

Piece by piece, a trail is forging its way along the "backbone" of the recreation area. California State Parks took the first step toward a 65-mile Backbone Trail in 1978. With 5 miles left to go, single track trails and fireroads will unite this patchwork of public parklands from east to west.