Guided Nature Walks Offered In Topanga State Park

Scarlet Larkspur blooming along the trail in Topanga State Park.

Docents with the Topanga State Park lead free, two-hour walking tours through the park on Sundays through June 30.

The two-to-three hour public walks begin at 10 a.m. and are approximately two-to-three miles long, beginning at the Trippet Ranch upper parking lot. Children aged six and up and active adults are welcomed to the nature walks.

On the volunteer led walks, guests can learn about the animals, insects and birds found in the park and also the flowers in bloom in the area, including the Catalina Mariposa Lilies, Elderberry, Lupine and Poison Oak. Information about the Chumash and Tongva native Americans who lived in the area for thousands of years can also be provided.

The all-volunteer team of Topanga Canyon Docents have led walks for over 30 years in the area and also provide docent-led walks for school groups, docent training classes, seminars and field trips.