Temescal Canyon Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pacific Palisades, California 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.
This park entrance is located at Temescal Canyon Road and Sunset Blvd, about a mile from PCH.
If you begin the loop using the stairs on the left, the incline is harder however coming down is then much easier. The loop takes 1.5-2hrs
Parking is $10. We were there earlier in the week and someone's car was broken into, so recommend not keeping anything in sight.
Not too many people on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. We went up the stairs, left, at the start for a challenging beginning. That way the second half of the trail is an easy descent. Going counter clockwise would've been hard on my knees descending. Much of the trail is shaded but still put on sunscreen to be safe. Easy enough hike once you get past the initial ascent. We parked on sunset and walked up to avoid the $10 parking fee. It wasn't far at all. From the car and back, about an hour and a half.
Beautiful 360 views up top of the mountains, ocean and city. Pretty level/ slight incline going up and steep going down, or vicaversa.