Los Liones to Parker Mesa Overlook to Trippet Ranch
Mileage: 13.5 miles – all the way to Trippet Ranch (or a total of 8 miles to Parker Mesa Overlook)
Total elevation gain: 2,619
An out & back route to “Trippet Ranch” where you can refill your water bottles and use the luxurious clean bathrooms before heading back. Or if you prefer to go shorter you can just go to the beautiful and very popular outlook post called “Parker Mesa Overlook”, enjoy the view, have a snack and turn back where you came from.
The trail starts with climbing steeply for 4 miles, the first 1.5 is single track trail through lush vegetation and ivy covered trees, the second part is on fire road.
There is a 0.5 mile diversion to the Parker Mesa Overlook with a bathroom on the corner, it has beautiful views of the ocean and the Santa Monica Bay. Strongly recommend to make the extra detour with clear skies. We are parking in the first parking lot with bathrooms you see on your right after turning into Los Liones Drive (off Sunset Blvd)