Los Liones to Parker Mesa Overlook to Trippet Ranch
Distance: 13.5 miles (to Trippet Ranch)
Elevation gain: 2,619 ft
An out & back route to Trippet Ranch where you can refill your water bottles and use the luxurious clean bathrooms before heading back. The trail starts with climbing steeply for 4 miles, the first 1.5 through lush vegetation and ivy covered trees, the second part 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 for the views!
Parker Mesa Overlook is also a great place to turn around and head back for those that are happy with a total of 8 miles!
Los Liones is also a great starting point to add on miles, once at Trippet you can fill up on water and run even more distance before heading back to your car.
There is plenty of parking, especially in the early hours. We are parking in the first parking lot with bathrooms you see on your right after turning into Los Liones Drive (off Sunset Blvd)