Temescal Canyon Trail

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Temescal Canyon Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pacific Palisades, CA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

3.0 miles 942 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

This park entrance is located at Temescal Canyon Road and Sunset Blvd, about a mile from PCH.

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail, if you go up starting to the right instead of left it's a more challenging hike, nice forest scenery. There's not much of a waterfall but if you want to feel like you are in the woods while only a few minutes from the city it's a perfect getaway. Be wary of the stop signs in the park, they have cameras. I suggest parking on the street (Sunset Blvd.) for free and walking to the trailhead. I believe this adds about .4 mile to the trail.

11 days ago

quite, a good place to have mental rest.

13 days ago

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hiking
21 days ago

Five stars because it's close and a good workout if you run it otherwise it's pretty easy and quick (~40 minute workout) for a seasoned runner/hiker. Park on Temescal Canyon Rd. which has abundant free parking on both sides of the street. Also, if you're coming from PCH you can park down the hill and use the walk up the hill as a warm-up.

26 days ago

1 month ago

Nice views and incline but crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a nice trail. Easy hike for when you are wanting to disconnect from the city and immerse yourself in nature. If you want more of a challenge head down sunset towards PCH and do Los Liones. Go early if you want to avoid crowds. Super super busy on the weekends.

hiking
2 months ago

Well marked trail. Did the loop clockwise, so sweeping coastal and city views were a great reward for a pretty steep climb to the top of the ridgeline. Falls were bone dry but I would definitely make a point of coming back after some rains to see them in action. Plenty of shade, especially inside the canyon. A bit too crowded for my preference, but I have a feeling early mornings and weekdays might be serene. $10 fee for parking. Nicely shaded picnic facilities at the trailhead.

2 months ago

Wonderful hike experienced!

hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail for beginners and intermediate. We started the trail on the left ridge as recommended by another reviewer for the beautiful bay view as you ascend. The trail down is steep and rockie in certain places. We got on the trail at 7:30am and was done in two hours.

3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. It leads to a gorgeous view of the ocean.

hiking
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3 months ago

Great challenging trail for all level of hikers. Great sceneries throughout trial.

3 months ago

No waterfall due to drought! Great views. Would consider it difficult on the way up.

hiking
4 months ago

Really nice trail. if you dont want to pay The parking fee, make sure to park on Sunset Blvd. It's 2 hours parking. Came across a deer on this hike which had the kids excited. A bit tough but a nice workout overall. I came on a Saturday and it started to get a bit more crowded around 10am on my way down. Just a heads up.