Sullivan Canyon Trail

MODERATE 70 reviews
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Sullivan Canyon Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1528 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

Free street parking

mountain biking
23 hours ago

22 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

1 month ago

Trail was nice but our poor dog picked up about 15 ticks :(

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

so nice! nice shady trail with a small stream running next to it at times. took my dog on a Saturday and it wasn't busy at all!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

I'd give Sullivan Canyon 3.5 stars. For being so close to Santa Monica / West LA, it's a great distance and easily accessible. Also a big plus that dogs are allowed, albeit they must be on leash (although this is not strictly enforced).

The prettiest areas are closest to the South trailhead, and it's a nice, gradual climb. As other reviewers mentioned, it gets a bit boring after 2-3 miles. Lots of mountain bikers, and relatively shaded on and off.

walking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Although there was some beautiful scenery and the trail offered a good moderate hike it got boring after 3 miles. The flies on this trail were extremely annoying. The minute we stopped a swarm of flies would surround us. To get to the parking lot was a bit difficult as you have to drive about a 1/4 mile down a dirt road with large potholes. I wouldn't do this hike it again.

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Easy access from the west side.

hiking
7 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

Great trail for mountain bikers with a beginner-level bike!

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago