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Event Name Day Hike to Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park - CANCELED
Event Date/Time 3/25/2012 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location in LOS ANGELES, CA
Event Type Hiking
Event Description

This (in-and-out) hike is about 7 miles round trip with 1400 ft elevation gain/loss in Topanga State Park to Eagle Rock peak. There are a couple stream crossings at the start and finish, but the water level should be very low (maybe cover your feet, if you don't use the rocks). We should get back to cars around 5:00PM.


The hike will be a nice steady pace with short intermittent breaks. Feel free to come early and socialize. Longer hikes tend to break up into smaller groups with different paces but we will wait for everyone at trail intersections and to have lunch. Also please follow the buddy system. Hike with someone or at the very least keep the person in front of you in view at all times to minimize the chance of making a wrong turn or getting hurt without someone knowing.


Bring the usual hiking gear, water (1-2 liters), food, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, poles, jacket, etc. The weather conditions are predicted to be cool, so I recommend bringing a jacket or sweater. The beginning and end parts of the hike are in shade, while the middle can be in full sun if it's not cloudy, so bring a hat and sun block in case you need to. The temperature as predicted will be in the mid to upper 50's, so I recommend bringing a light jacket or sweater. I plan to stop at Eagle Rock for a break to have lunch and enjoy the view. Heavy rain, hail, and/or lighting cancels hike. Light rain does not.

For driving directions, the closed address to use to get very near the park entrance is:

Vereda De La Montura Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90272

This is off Sunset Blvd and then Palisades Dr. There is no parking fee since the secluded park entrance is off a city street, but I encourage car pooling for gas and better change of getting a closer parking spot.

If you have any questions, shoot me an email.


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6 year(s) ago
Thomas F Klein III posted a comment on the event Day Hike to Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park:
Canceling hike. Weather is looking bad for the park today. I will reschedule for sometime in April.
6 year(s) ago
Thomas F Klein III posted a comment on the event Day Hike to Eagle Rock in Topanga State Park:
For anyone who may be thinking about joining this hike, the weather is not looking favorable for Sunday.I'm going to decide around 11am on Sunday whether to go or postpone.I'll check the website to see if anyone signs up and email if I'm still ...