Santa Monica Mountains – Top of Reseda
For once we are starting at the other side of Topanga SP.
Starting at the end of “Reseda Blvd.” -off Freeway 101- it’s a very accessible and popular trailhead.
This way you’ll get a mix of great trails without running anything twice.
It’s a figure eight with an extra little loop at the start/beginning.
At the gate we take the single track on the right and run the fireroad that takes us to the Hub (with outhouse), from there we take Eagle Springs road to Trippet Ranch with bathrooms and potable water. Then we’ll connect with the Mush Trail back to Eagle Rock, then drop down on the very beautiful Garapito Trail. (If we notice that the Garapito is currently very overgrown as a lot of trails are right now, we might change the route to a more open trail.)
Once back on the Fire road we take the Bent Arrow Trail back to Mulholland where we turn left and which brings us back to the trailhead at the end of Reseda Blvd.
Directions on Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/cZV4D Park “before” the yellow line: that’s where it’s FREE parking. (Park close to trail head behind the yellow line: that’s where you pay a State Park FEE.)