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    Sullivan Canyon Loop Hike

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    6.9 km
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    452 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Hiking the Sullivan Canyon Loop is a moderate-length adventure in Los Angeles that traverses a tricky bit of canyon terrain. While out on the trail, you will hike along a ridgeline while enjoying views overlooking Topanga State Park, before descending into and climbing out of Sullivan Canyon. Make sure to bring plenty of water to stay hydrated and sunscreen to protect from overexposure.

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    Route Description for Sullivan Canyon Loop Hike

    For those who want a bit of a challenge when out hiking in the Los Angeles area, the Sullivan Canyon Loop Hike is the perfect route, as it features some steep climbs and amazing views. Anyone looking for another trail in the area can try out the Sullivan Canyon Trail nearby.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way north along the West Mandeville Ridge Trail, taking in the scenic views across the canyon as you traverse the undulating terrain. Eventually, the trail will bend back to the south, leading you downhill into Sullivan Canyon.

    After crossing the creek, you will begin hiking northeast, climbing up the steep hillside in order to arrive back at the trailhead where you began your hike.

    Getting to the Sullivan Canyon Loop Hike Trailhead

    The trailhead for this adventure can be found at the end of Westridge Road in Riviera.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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