High above Red Rock Canyon you'll find the site of an old fire tower which is now a graffiti covered concrete platform. This is the Topanga Lookout, a little known treasure in Malibu that starts at the intersection of Stunt and Schueren Road. Take a short 2 mile roundtrip hike to this amazing lookout.
There are no signs for the Lookout trail, but you'll see a gate near the intersection of Schueren and Stunt. Park for free on the side of the road anytime between 6 am and 9 pm.
Continue up the path and you'll come across this junction:
Take the trail on the left
Once you take the left trail, it's a straight shot to the lookout.
You'll pass this radio tower on your right
The hill to the lookout
As you can see, the hike is largely unshaded, so plan accordingly. There used to be a sofa on the platform--can't imagine how hard it must have been to get it there--but now it's gone.
Have you been to the Topanga Lookout? What did you think of it? Leave me a comment below!