Paseo Miramar Trail to Parker Overlook

#3 of 3 trails in Santa Ynez Canyon Park

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Paseo Miramar Trail to Parker Overlook is a 5.5 mile out and back trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

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Miranda Parham (236)

6 Completed3 Reviews

Parking is the only downside to this moderately difficult, steep trail with gorgeous 360 views. You may have to park further down from the trail and hike up - watch for cars.

It's hard to know where exactly the trail ends, as there are no signs once you pass the trailhead. Never fear, the path is well defined and the other hikers are friendly :)

Head down to the beach afterward to cool off and relax!

Donna Wilson (996)

46 Completed26 Reviews

Beautiful views! It was overcast/cloudy but the hike was still worth it. The parking situation sucked - you have to really hunt for a place to park in this residential neighborhood.

Kenneth O. (1816)

Dont like the parking options at this trailhead and prefer the ample parking available at the Los Liones Trailhead. Starting from here makes the hike shorter and easier, but I think you miss the best part of the hike on the single track from Los Liones.

Candace S. (152)

Did this trail the other day on a foggy by the ocean day and it was spectacular and clear by the time we got to the lookout. We were able to see Mt. WIlson, Downtown LA, Century City, the Santa Moncia coast to Palos Verdes, Catalina Island (and the island beyond Catalina) There isn't much shade but there's a nice ocean breeze from time to time. Saw quite a few hikers coming and going.

Kathy K. (629)

This is the Friday night hike of the local Sierra Club. Great incline with ridge trails for a greater workout. The hike looks different every time you are in it due to the proximity to the ocean mixed with panoramic views of the LA skyline. I've seen rattlesnakes and lizards on this trail. So beware in the late afternoon. But they are very easy to spot. Also have seen quail, glow worms and stink bugs.

Ivana Kormanikova (75)

0 Completed1 Reviews

Pretty good elevation. Beautiful views of the ocean, hills and the city. Last Friday I spotted an owl. I've hiked these hills often for the last 2 years. It was a first time I saw an owl. Dear is very common and watch out for the snakes, as anywhere in Southern Cali - Pacific Rattle snakes are common here.
Please don't leave the trace.

Bring your sandwich, but leave nothing behind. Enjoy!