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Saddle Peak - Santa Monica Mountains

Great views all around! The LA basin, the San Fernando Valley, the ocean!
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 4.2 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours

Overview :  Saddle peak is the second highest in the Santa Monica mountains, after Sandstone peak.
After a moderately difficult climb, you will... more »

Tips:  -best time to go would be either spring or fall. Maybe early summer as well.

-Trail is fairly clear, so if the weather is warm... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking

This is one of the many parking spots you can start the hike from. if you want to make it longer, you can start off by parking at a location further down Stunt Road, toward Mullholland.

2. Beautiful View

If you are coming from the direction I started, turn around and look back. If you are coming from the other direction, look forward :)

3. The Peak

4. Fork Point

This one could be just a teeny weeny bit trick. bear right... do this only if you want to come back down on Stunt Road... it's not a trail!
otherwise it is the same you came up.

5. Alternative Parking Area if you want to do the 10 mile hike...

you can park here if you want to start from the Topanga hill trail and make all the way through to Saddle Peak!