Los Liones Trail in Pacific Palisades, California

A long sweaty 7 mile hike from Los Liones to Parker Mesa Overlook and back. I will be prepared with a cap and sunglasses next time I am on this one. The trail is not shaded but well marked, has free parking and good views of the ocean.

We were on this trail early August and it was sunny & clear.

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Trailhead

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Our trail ended at the popular Parker Mesa Overlook. I was expecting it to have high foot traffic but it was quiet & peaceful. Much needed rest-stop :P

The Overlook

The Overlook

More details:

http://www.modernhiker.com/2010/01/04/hiking-los-liones-trail-to-parker-mesa/ – Highly recommended if you don’t want to get lost.
http://alltrails.com/trail/us/california/los-liones-canyon-los-liones-canyon-east-topanga-fire-road-trails

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Shelf Road in Ojai, California

Ojai is a magical small town about 90 minutes north of Los Angeles with plenty of options to hike, bike, go horseback riding. Spending few days here was the perfect escape. I started off with an easy trail (just around 2 miles point to point or 4 miles out and back) with splendid views of the hills.

View of the trail and the valley

Trail and the valley

I had my first sighting of a snake on a trail. Apparently, they don’t hurt humans.

Eastern Kingsnake

Eastern Kingsnake

Here’s a final picture of the beautiful valley seen from the trail.

Ojai Valley

Ojai Valley

More information: http://alltrails.com/trail/us/california/shelf-road (It says 3.4 miles out and back but it felt more than that)