Hiking Distance: 2 Miles Round Trip Hiking Time: 1 Hour Configuration: Loop Elevation Gain: 300 Feet Difficulty: Easy
Exposure: Shaded Canyon Bottom And Exposed Ridge Dogs: Allowed
Maps: U.S.G.S. Conoga Park Topanga State Park Map Tom Harrison Maps: Topanga State Park Trail Map
Edmund D. Edelman Park Is Located In Bowl-Shaped Summit Valley At The Head Of Topanga Canyon. The 1,500-Foot Ridge At The North End Of This 652- Acre Park Separates Rural Topanga Canyon From The Urban San Fernando Valley.
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The Park’S Wildlife Corridor Includes Oak Woodlands, Mixed Chaparral Communities, Native Grasslands, And The Headwaters Of Topanga Creek. The Network Of Trails Is Open To Hikers, Bikers, And Equestrians. This Hike Loops Through Two Valleys, Crosses The Gently Rolling Hills, And Parallels The Headwaters Of Topanga Creek.
To The Trailhead
From Santa Monica, Drive 4 Miles Northbound On The Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 1 To Topanga Canyon Boulevard And Turn Right. Continue
8.2 Miles To The Signed Summit Valley/Edmund D. Edelman Parking Area On The Left (West).
From The Ventura Freeway/Highway 101 In Woodland Hills, Exit On Topanga Canyon Boulevard, And Drive 4 Miles South To The Parking Area On The Right (West).
Head West Past The Trailhead Gate, And Descend Into The Forested Stream-Fed Draw, Crossing The Headwaters Of Topanga Creek. At 0.2 Miles Is A Five-Way Junction. Take The Far Right Trail The Summit Valley Canyon Trail To Begin The Loop. Head North Along The Canyon Floor, Parallel To The Seasonal Topanga Creek On The Right. At One Mile, Just Before Descending Into A Eucalyptus Grove, The Unsigned Summit Valley Loop Trail Bears Left. Take This Trail As It Zigzags Up The Hillside Towards The South. Traverse The Edge Of The Hill To A Ridge And A Junction. (For A Shorter Hike, The Left Fork Returns To The Five-Way Junction Along The Ridge.) Take The Middle Fork Straight Ahead, And Descend Into The Next Drainage. The Trail Curves South, Returning Down The Draw To The Five-Way Junction.
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