Skull Rock Loop

MODERATE 39 reviews
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Skull Rock Loop is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from January until January.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1141 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

trail running

views

waterfall

no dogs

This hike is a great extension to the Temescal Canyon Trail which adds minimal elevation gain and distance, but greatly improves the experience. Take some time to explore Skull Rock and do some scrambling to get the best ocean views!

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Hit the trail at 6am to avoid the foot traffic. Enjoyed the solitude. Terrain is not too difficult to navigate through and the view from Skull rock is definitely rewarding. Will be doing it again.

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27 days ago

Beautiful hike if you get there early. We went on Sunday and arrived at 9AM. We barely missed the crowd that we saw walking up single file in a long line as we came down. (Looked awful since the hikers are all levels and there is not always space to pass). There are multiple lookout points with gorgeous views. The quick elevation change is awesome when you want to get a good workout in a short time.

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