Los Angeles: Parker Mesa

Hike, run, or bike this moderate 6.2-mile out-and-back, which follows a scenic, rolling ridgeline to a boot-shaped mesa with a stunning ocean vista.
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Hike, run, or bike this moderate 6.2-mile out-and-back, which follows a scenic, rolling ridgeline to a boot-shaped mesa with a stunning ocean vista.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.0

Waypoints

PMO001

Location: 34.0931816101074, -118.587326049805

Head S on marked trail

PMO002

Location: 34.0921401977539, -118.586929321289

Turn L onto fire road

PMO003

Location: 34.0915336608887, -118.584968566895

Turn R onto Santa Ynez fire road

PMO009

Location: 34.0657501220703, -118.574722290039

Turn R @ Toff main trail

PMO010

Location: 34.0596580505371, -118.574478149414

Parker Mesa; gorgeous vista overlooks Pacific Ocean, the greater LA basin, and Catalina Island; return to car via same route

PMO004

Location: 34.0889587402344, -118.587425231934

Skirt weathered ridgeline between Topanga and Santa Ynez canyons

PMO006

Location: 34.0813789367676, -118.582382202148

Head S

PMO007

Location: 34.0762367248535, -118.578338623047

Continue straight

PMO008

Location: 34.0709991455078, -118.577445983887

Stay along high route through scrubby trees

PMO005

Location: 34.083854675293, -118.586029052734

Spur trails merge with ridgeline; keep on main path