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Recommended Routes in Topanga State Park - 3

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Favorite One of only a few switchbacks on the Backbone Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Backbone Trail: Will Rogers to Temescal Ridge

14.2 mi 22.8 km 1,953' Up 595.27 m Up 1,970' Down 600.39 m Down

Santa M…, CA
Favorite Cheney Trail
Intermediate

Topanga Creek Outpost Loop

10.7 mi 17.3 km 1,382' Up 421.1 m Up 1,382' Down 421.23 m Down

Topanga, CA
Favorite Cheney Trail
Difficult

Sullivan-Yedvarts-Cheney-Backbone

22.0 mi 35.4 km 3,681' Up 1122.1 m Up 3,681' Down 1121.98 m Down

Santa M…, CA

Topanga State Park Biking

  • 102 Miles 165 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 3 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 8 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Topanga State Park - 11

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4.8 mi 7.7 km #1East Topanga Fire Road
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Intermediate
Topanga, CA 12 
3.9 mi 6.3 km #2Trailer Canyon Trail
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
5.8 mi 9.3 km #3Sullivan Fire Road
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA 16 
0.5 mi 0.9 km #4Parker Mesa Overlook
Easy/Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Topanga, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #5Eagle Springs Fire Road
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
8.9 mi 14.4 km #6Backbone Trail: Musch Camp to Will Rogers Trailhead
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Topanga, CA
2.3 mi 3.7 km #7Inspiration Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Santa Monica, CA
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8J-Drop (Josepho Spur Trail)
Difficult
Santa Monica, CA
Difficult
Santa Monica, CA
0.9 mi 1.4 km #9Yedvarts
Difficult
Topanga, CA
Difficult
Topanga, CA
2.1 mi 3.4 km #10Temescal Ridge Trail (Fire Road 30)
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
Intermediate
Topanga, CA
0.3 mi 0.4 km #11Sullivan Goat Track
Very Difficult
Santa Monica, CA
Very Difficult
Santa Monica, CA

Photos of Topanga State Park - 37

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More fun this direction :) -- watch for blind corners
Dec 23, 2015 near Topanga, CA
The Backbone Trail from the Hub to Will Rogers is great fun!
May 12, 2017 near Topanga, CA
Cheney Trail
Feb 6, 2016 near Topanga, CA
Caution: very steep.
Dec 23, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Farmer Ridge and MG Trail in Topanga State Park
Dec 25, 2018 near Topanga, CA
The Hub at dusk. It looks lonely here, but this is the confluence of several trails and roads in the area and a good place to make new friends. Shade, trash, and restroom available, but no water.
Jun 10, 2017 near Topanga, CA
One of only a few switchbacks on the Backbone Trail
Mar 16, 2014 near Santa M…, CA
Perfect quick ride, tough climb, swift decline. Make sure to have a bell on the way down to alert hikers.
Oct 8, 2020 near Topanga, CA