I have been walking, running, meditating, laughing, and training for a marathon along this trail for years. A perfect balance of inclines and flatness with ocean views to captivate your soul even when you are begging to get down the mountain all ready. The Santa Monica mountains are a criss cross into Topanga and Malibu. Just make sure you remember which trail you followed. You could easily end up in the valley if you make a wrong turn.
Los Liones hiking trail a must-do for nature lovers in Los Angeles. The trail is moderately difficult and takes you through lush canyons in the Pacific Palisades before dropping you off at Parker Mesa Overlook, a plateau with stunning views of the LA coastline. A perfect place to picnic on a warm day.