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Lemming Trail: Temescal Canyon Road to the Beach

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Lemming Trail: Temescal Canyon Road to the Beach is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Los Angeles, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Length8.9 miElevation gain915 ftRoute typePoint to Point
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As of June 2020, the bathrooms midway are closed due to COVID-19. This trail takes you from the Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park in Tarzana to the Will Rogers State Beach. There's so much to see along the way including Skull Rock, Temescal Peak, and sweeping ocean views.

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Karly Beachler
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Tori Pircey
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Grew up hiking this trail. This is one of my favorites because there is some incline but not too much. Also long but great views to stop at along the way! Great for people who like to get a solid conversation with a friend. :)

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Chris Greene
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Sunset was tight. Fresh air was tight. Birds were poppin in quiet corners. Nice as heck.

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Christian Citlali
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definitely go early gets very hot. it took us 5hrs to get to the beach. we parked a car at the beginning and at the beach to not do the hike back!

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Mike Patrick
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Jackie Kinsey
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It's a long hike that requires lots of water and sunglasses or a hat. The first half was on a wide fire road, but most of the last half included a very long decline which I could feel in my shoes and legs. The decline is shaded and narrow so we had to go off to the side very often to keep a distance among those passing us. It felt good to see the ocean and put my feet in the ocean at the beach. We parked near the trailhead and took an Uber back. The restroom midway was closed.

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Ty Kubart
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Took this trail all the way down to Sunset and then back up. Stopped at Gelsons in the Palisades to refuel on snacks and water. beautiful views. Pretty empty trail except for the portion that's closest to Temescal Park. Most of it is a fire road with options for side trails that go up and down the hills adjacent to the fire road. The side trails are a little overgrown but passable and they add a little extra challenge if you want it. Free parking at the top of Reseda Blvd and plenty of it.

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Ty Kubart
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went from the end of Mulholland all the way down to Will Rogers beach, along the ocean for a bit and then back up on Wilshire through Santa Monica. The trail down to the ocean was absolutely beautiful and easy to follow. Bring plenty of water!

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Allie Kat
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Great long hike from Reseda to the beach. The first 2/3 was on a fire road with no shade, then the last third on well traveled Temescal trail. We parked at the trail head, put our feet in the ocean at the end, then Uber’d back. Three and a half hours one way. There is a porta-potty halfway, but no running water until you hit Temescal park. We can now say we hiked the valley to the beach!

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Jay Williams
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Great moderate hike. I am 45 and fit but I def felt it the next day. I live in Tarzana right below the trail head at Marvin Braude Gateway. I left the house on sat 7:30am and it was buzzing with bikes and hikers on the valley side. The middle stretch I had mostly to myself with the occasional random human being every 30 mins. It was very busy on the Temescal Trail portion. Took me 3.5 hours to reach the beach at Will Rogers. Beautiful trails. Mostly fire roads on the valley side that change to goat paths along the ridges and canyons of Topanga / Temescal. The worst part was walking Temescal Canyon Road to get to the beach.

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Truly Blessed
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I don’t know why it says dogs on leash are okay..:when you get to the end of the trail at Temescal Canyon Rd, there are signs that say no dogs allowed. The trail was nice until the last 3 miles where it was all down hill. What goes up must come down, I guess!

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Amir Ronn
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Arsalan Farhang
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Eric macom
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Tori Bradley
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Fer Romero
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Alejandra Hernandez
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Arlynne Marie Mandia
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Mindy Chavez
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Ty Kubart
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Mischa Block
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Nikki Shah
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Jelena Gruica
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Karly Beachler
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Joseph Duarte
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Matt Wiedmann
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Samuel Barresi
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Ryan Otadi
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