How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead, California

How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California

Easiest Hike in Malibu 

One day I asked my husband if we can go for a short hike before we deliver our baby. I was in my third trimester at that time and little did we know our baby boy was on his way the next day. We choose to hike the Topanga Lookout Trailhead which is a short hike and great for beginners.

We wanted to see the sea of clouds at the lockout which means getting up early in the morning as soon as possible. Our hike started before 7 in the morning, even though it's a short hike I needed to take a few breaks as I'm carrying the size of a watermelon inside my belly. We reached the lookout around 7:30 am, even though the sun was up we still manage to see an amazing sea of clouds. Let's go!

How to get there: Topanga Lookout Trailhead 
Also known as Rosas Overlook (according to Google maps)

Location: 23300 Saddle Peak Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
Entrance fee: Free
Parking: Street Parking
Route: Topanga Lookout Trailhead via Topanga Tower Motorway 

Distance: 2 miles (out and back)
Duration: 1 hour
Elevation: 2,375 feet
Highlights: Sea of clouds 

How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
The view from the parking area already showed some beautiful clouds.


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
Be early as there's limited street parking.


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
We are ready to go together with our bundle of Joy!


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
Excited to see the sea of clouds up close.


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
The trail begins here nearby the Vista Point and just follow the paved path. Make sure to follow the signs.


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
Continue hiking the dirt road...


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
Having our boiled egg while enjoying the view


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
Vandalism? Art? hhmmm...


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
The trail gets challenging only to the last part where there's a slight incline to get to the lookout. If a pregnant woman who is in her third trimester without knowing will go on labor the next day made it, so can you!


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
Take in the view of the San Fernando Valley.


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
The blue-colored character painted on the ground with its childish grin made me more excited for the baby.  Our bundle of joy was ready, we were about to meet our precious child soon.


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
The graffiti-covered floor was formerly a fire department observation tower.


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
Overlooking the beautiful Red Rock Canyon Park


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
I can't wait to show my baby this lockout, as this marked my last hike during my pregnancy before I gave birth.


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
Enjoy the views of the Santa Monica Mountains, Calabasas, and the Santa Susana Mountains.


How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California
Steamed corn on the way back to the parking area.
 

How to get to Topanga Lookout Trailhead California

This hike is definitely going to my list of favorite hikes here in Southern California. It's short, easy and the view was spectacular, I couldn't ask for more.

Have fun and be safe ^__^


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Where am I going next?
My next adventure is welcoming our baby to this world. Check out: "Journey to Motherhood" Pregnancy Tips when traveling and Minimalist Baby Essentials."

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