Directions to the Ranch
Warning: Do not rely on GPS navigation.
Directions to the Ranch
2623 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga, CA 90290
Please do not entirely rely on Waze, Google Maps, Apple Maps, or Garmin GPS.
They may not direct you to the Ranch’s parking area!
Please refer to the direction instructions below
Photo ID is required to enter property.
Your trail guide will be happy to take pictures of you and friend(s) while you are still mounted on your horse(s). The views at the ranch are great!
Only trail guides and staff members are allowed to take pictures while on the property.
Please respect our privacy: Written permission of the owner(s) must be obtained to photograph any part of the Los Angeles Horseback Riding ranch, we appreciate your cooperation.
HAPPY TRAILS…We look forward to having you as our guest!! .
From San Fernando Valley:
(scroll past for directions from the Westside and Ventura)
Take the 101 North or West (depending upon your entrance point.) Proceed ~8 miles East of the 405 freeway….
Exit at at VALLEY CIRCLE and turn LEFT. Drive SOUTH from the top of the exit ramp.
(you will see a Bristol Farms Supermarket and a McDonald’s on your left. There is the Motion Picture Retirement Home on your right.
Continue straight. Take a RIGHT on VALMAR (at the traffic light traffic light) Valmar will turn into Old Topanga Canyon Road within a mile. At the end of the road, at the light, you will turn RIGHT onto Mulholland Hwy. (Wild Walnut Park will be on the corner to the left.) Turn a sharp left (there is a left hand turn lane, please exercise caution) to continue on Old Topanga Canyon Road.
Drive 1.7 miles up the canyon road. When you reach the crest of the road and begin gong downhill, look for a light-yellow house with a wooden gate and trees on your RIGHT with address 2627 .
Drive PAST that house… and park on the dirt turnout on the RIGHT side of the road.
There will be a 2-rail wooden fence, landscaping rocks and an address marker. (It is important that you are looking for the address, and NOT a sign, or horses. We do not have a sign posted with our ranch name and the horses are not visible from the road.
From Santa Monica Area:
Take the 10 freeway WEST to PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY (PCH) and go NORTH.
Take PCH North past Sunset Blvd. to TOPANGA CANYON BLVD., turn RIGHT Take Topanga Canyon Blvd. to Topanga Village (small shops and restaurants).
At the post office, Turn LEFT onto OLD TOPANGA CANYON ROAD. Proceed 3.9 miles up OLD TOPANGA CANYON ROAD. (You will pass Mill Creek Equestrian Center on your left – that’s NOT us – please continue. )
As you crest the canyon, start looking to your LEFT for address 2627. It is important that you look for the address and not a sign or horses. There is no sign with our ranch name and the horses are not visible from the road.
On the LEFT, You will see a dirt turnout with a 2-rail wooden fence, landscaping rocks and a tree with an address sign (2623) in front of it. Park here!
From Ventura, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Agoura etc:
Take the 101 freeway South or East (South and East are the same direction), exit Mulholland Drive/ Valley Circle off ramp. This off ramp forces traffic to a stop light. This will put you in front of “Motion Picture and Television” building.
Turn LEFT at this light. Go one SHORT block (keep right!) and turn RIGHT at Mulholland Drive.
At Valmar turn RIGHT. Valmar becomes Old Topanga Canyon road within 2-3 blocks and dead ends at a stop light which is Mulholland Highway.
Turn RIGHT onto Mulholland Highway. Go one short block to Old Topanga Canyon Road. There will be a LEFT turn lane for it. Turn LEFT here.
Go UP Old Topanga Canyon Road 1.7 miles. When you crest the canyon and begin going downhill, look for a light yellow house with a wooden gate and trees on your RIGHT. (If you start going downhill around a sharp bend, you drove right by us!!) This yellow house is 2627 Old Topanga Canyon Road. (Woah, slow down, you’re getting close!)
You are to pull past the house and you will see another address sign with an arrow pointing down our driveway that says horse ranch.
Please do not block access to our driveway or block in another vehicle!!
Please DO NOT drive down the driveway through the gate. The gate will be closed. Please do not open the gate.
You can park your car at the top and walk down our driveway.
If you try to drive down the driveway, you will be stopped by the ranch staff and politely asked to return to the designated parking area. Odds are your vehicle can get stuck (it has happened before) and not get to ride because you’ll be dealing with a grumpy tow truck driver.
Pssst…Please pass this on to your guests ahead of time. Much appreciated! .