This trail steadly climbs from the Los Leones Day Use Trail to the East Topanga Fire Road. As you get higher, there are spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, which is only a couple miles away. The trail weaves through lush vegetation in the canyon and then up into chaparral. At the end of the trail is a clearing with a bench that looks down to the Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica. On a clear day, there’s even a view out to Catalina Island.
***When planning a visit, please note that dogs are only allowed on the Los Leones Day Use Trail. Beyond the Los Leones Day Use Trail connecting to the Los Leones Trail, dogs are prohibited.***
From the PCH, take Sunset Boulevard 0.3 miles and turn left onto Los Liones Drive. There are two staging areas, both on the right side of the road, along with multiple trailheads to the east. Fire Station 23 is on the corner.