Introducing Topanga's First Ever Community Scavenger Hunt

Start the year off right and get outside in Topanga!


The Topanga Community Center and Topanga Enrichment Programs at Topanga Elementary Charter School are teaming up to get you OUTSIDE in 2021. We’ve highlighted things to do and places to go in Topanga this month with your mobile phone and some simple tasks. In order to be entered to win one of our 3 prizes, all you have to do is complete 10 of the 15 challenges listed below and upload your photos with this Google Form

You CANNOT double up scavenger hunt tasks in a single photo. For example, please do not go barefoot and enter the Topanga State Park, this will only count for ONE of the hunt challenges!

We’re giving away 3 fun prizes to lucky winners who complete at least 10 tasks and send in their selfies before February 1. Winners will be chosen at random from all of the qualifying entries.

What could you win?

  1. A one-year family membership to the TCC (or extension, if you’re already a member)
  2. Topanga Elementary Charter School gift basket with goodies from the school spirit shack
  3. 2 TCC water bottles and a $25 gift card to Rocco’s Cucina in the Palisades

Here are your challenges!
Have fun and stay safe out there!

#1 Visit any Topanga business along Topanga Canyon Boulevard

1 - Visit a TC business
Home businesses do not count! 
Show our Topanga businesses some love and visit one to check this task off your list. 

#2 Explore a Cave

There are many natural wonders around our beautiful canyon. Show us a cave. 

#3 Enter Topanga State Park somewhere other than Trippet Ranch

6 - Pick up 3 pieces of litter

The Trippet entrance to Topanga State Park is a popular spot. Show us how a local accesses the State Park through another entrance! 

#4 Mail a letter or postcard from the Topanga Post Office.

There may not be a hitching post anymore, but our Topanga Post Office is still a busy hub of Topanga. Mail a letter! 

#5 Hug your favorite oak tree and tell us why it’s special

5 - Hug an OAK TREE

It doesn’t have to be a grandmother oak to hold a special place in your heart. Show us your favorite Topanga oak tree. 

#6 Pick up 3 pieces of litter on a Topanga trail

3 - Enter topanga State Park

Topanga’s Trash Warriors are busy on Topanga Boulevard, but our trails also need some TLC. Find a few pieces of litter on a trail. Be sure to practice good hygiene after picking up any trash. 

#7 Contribute to a Free Little Library

7 - Visit a Free Little Library
These cute little libraries have been a lifeline for some of us this year. Find one and contribute to it with a book you’ve already read. If you’re not sure where to find one, CLICK HERE for the Little Free Library website.

#8 Find a Labyrinth

8 - find a labyrinth

Always wanted to find one but haven’t taken the time? Now is your chance! There are a few in Topanga already… or make a new one!

#9 Track down a larger than life animal statue or sculpture

Hmmmm. Larger than life animal sculpture? Wonder where we could find one of those.

#10 Find a puddle

10 - Find a Puddle

Yay! Rain! 

#11 & #12 Locate 1 native plant and 1 invasive plant

Snap a selfie with each (counts for #11 and #12)
Check out this website from the Topanga Creek Watershed Committee and Theodore Payne Foundation to help you identify some plants from our region.

#13 Visit the rock outside Topanga Elementary Charter school

13 - Visit the Rock at Topanga Elementary

Thousands of kids have climbed this rock outside Topanga Elementary school. Now it’s your turn!

#14 Create something new out of an old edition of either The Canyon Chronicle or the Topanga New Times

14 - Doggie with Newspaper Hat

Maybe it’s time for a piñata. Or some origami animals? Make your own paper? The possibilities are endless! 

#15 Go barefoot because it's Topanga and that's what you do

15 - Go barefoot

The dirtier, the better!

Submit your pictures here by
January 31st, 2021, 11:59pm

Topanga 2021 Scavenger Hunt
Official Rules and Disclaimers

By participating in The Topanga Community Center/ Topanga Enrichment Programs Topanga Scavenger Hunt contest, you confirm acceptance of the guidelines.

  • HOW TO ENTER: Prospective winners will participate in some or all tasks/activities detailed in TCC/TEP and upload one corresponding image for each completed scavenger hunt item using the upload form at We will confirm with all winners within three weeks of receipt of images. TCC/TEP reserve the right to determine valid entries and to exclude partial entries. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Topanga Community Club DBA Topanga Community Center and Topanga Enrichment Programs. (Sponsors), their agents and volunteers from any claim or proceeding resulting from your entry.
  • ELIGIBILITY: Contest open to individuals 18 years of age or older as of January 1, 2021. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Board members of TCC and TEP and the immediate families and/or members of the same household of each are not eligible. Contest void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.
  • PRIZE: One prize, as described above, per person. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission (except where prohibited) to use winner’s name(s), images, and information submitted for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity without additional compensation. Prizes have no cash value. Winners will be notified by email. Winners may be required to provide name, address, email address, phone number, and other information in order to fulfill the award.
  • RIGHTS: By participating in this Contest, each entrant grants the Sponsor a non-exclusive, irrevocable, world-wide right to reproduce, and modify, submitted photographs in any form or media without limitation. The Sponsor’s license shall include the right to use submissions in Contest-related content in, in digital archives, in e-mails and in promotions related to this Contest and/or similar future contests, and compendiums (in any media) of contest submissions and/or winners. The entrant grants such license without expectation of compensation of any kind and accepts the conditions stated in these Official Rules, agrees to be bound by the decisions of the judges and warrants that she/he is eligible to participate in this Contest. By accepting prize, winner agrees to release Sponsor, its directors, employees, officers, and agents, including without limitation, its advertising and promotion agencies from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any prize-related activities.
  • INFORMATION: The personal information you provide (e.g. name, email address, address, phone, etc.) may be saved in our community database and used to contact you in the future with newsletters, or other community correspondence. 
  • RISK: Participants in the Topanga Scavenger Hunt visit all sites and undertake all activities at their own risk. By participating, participants agree to release Sponsors, their directors, volunteers,  contractors, officers, and agents, including without limitation, its advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability, loss, or damages arising from or in connection with the travel to, visitation of, and/or photography of scavenger hunt sites and/or any contest-related sites or activities. Sponsor assumes no responsibility for the activity or behavior of contest participants during the travel to, visitation of, and/or photography of scavenger hunt sites and/or any contest-related sites or activities.
  • MISCELLANEOUS: Sponsor is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, or misdirected entries or communications; for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials, loss or otherwise. Sponsor disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with, this Contest, and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend this Contest should any virus, bug, technical failures, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Contest. In the event of such cancellation, termination or suspension, a notice will be posted. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, modify or cancel this contest at anytime and to disqualify any entrant if his or her participation affects the integrity of the Contest.
  • WINNER’S LIST: Winners will be contacted via email or direct message within the first two weeks of February 2021. Winners lists may be publicized in local print or online promotional materials.


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