Upper Topanga Canyon: Summit Valley Loop Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Just a few miles from the Ventura Freeway, at the head of Topanga Canyon, lies Summit Valley, a new park likely to become a favorite of local hikers. The park is perched just over the 1,560-foot high ridge that walls off Topanga Canyon from the hustle and bustle of the San Fernando Valley. Not so long ago, it seemed Summit Valley was about to resemble the San Fernando Valley. Developers intended to construct 967 homes, three artificial lakes and a golf course. More than three million cubic acres of earth were to be graded; in effect, all the summits and valleys of Summit Valley would have been obliterated."