Sullivan Canyon Trail

MODERATE 68 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

hiking
2 days ago

23 days ago

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

1 month ago

hiking
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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
2 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
2 months ago

hiking
2 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.

2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Easy access from the west side.

hiking
6 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

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