Literally step out of the Valley and into another world.
Our hike begins in Devils Canyon near the north end of Topanga Canyon Blvd. Devils Canyon with its spectacular rock formations created 80 million years ago in a marine environment makes for a haunting yet beautiful hike. Live Oak and Willow trees fill the canyon providing a shady hike. Sandstone geology of the wildest kind is found. There are many shallow stream crossings along the way.
However, we will be saving shady Devils Canyon for the second half of the hike. Shortly after entering the canyon we will turn west and up, out of the canyon and over to Johnson’s Motorway. Along the way we will stop at an old burned down ranch that once belonged to Mimi Couch of Simi Valley. We continue on to Rocky Peak Motorway where we turn north to the top of Devils Canyon, hike down the shady canyon and complete the loop.
I can find only these (hot) July 2013 pics of the same hike. I’ll look for more…Click on pic to enlarge
Estimated Mileage: 13
Estimated Total Ascent: 2300 feet
Directions: Take the 101 or 118 to Topanga Canyon Blvd. When on Topanga stay in the right lane to proceed under the 118. At the end of Topanga make a left on Poema Place for about 50-100 yards and park on street.
⚠I haven’t done this one for a while. Expect the unexpected