Temescal Canyon Trail

EASY 784 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
813 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

This park entrance is located at Temescal Canyon Road and Sunset Blvd, about a mile from PCH.

2 days ago

Hiked it today with 2 colleagues who were visiting from out of town. We parked in the lot for $10 and while we passed a few people, it wasn’t crowded. We started up to the left, which was somewhat steep, but loved the views on the way up and took a couple breaks to enjoy. Watching the sunset from the top was amazing and it was a quick, easy hike back down as we completed the loop.

4 days ago

This hike shouldn’t be labeled easy. It’s a great workout but not for beginners.

Great hike, but for a scandinavian this was not a category easy :))) wauw it goes up up up.

12 days ago

Excellent hike! Good length (took about 2 hours to complete) and moderate intensity. Go up the left side of the loop first if you want a steeper incline. The views along the way and at the top are amazing. This would be a great hike to take active out-of-town visitors. You get a great view of the ocean, Santa Monica, and the mountains. $10 to park in the park, or you can try to find street parking.

22 days ago

love this hike. very steep and a great place to sweat. temescal has great views and running water.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy three-mile loop with panoramic views of Los Angeles.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is one of my regular trails. It's a good uphill workout, then a nice shady downhill return on the loop. I usually go left (the west side/sunny side) up what seems like the steeper incline first then return past the "waterfall" (it's barely a drip) through the shady canyon back down. There is a nice overlook at the top to reward your climb!
Dogs are not allowed on the trail, even on-leash, but I see them a lot.


Note: the address someone put below for Los Liones Dr is not for this hike, it's for the Los Liones Trail (a few miles away.) This hike begins inside the state park at Temescal Canyon Rd and Sunset Blvd. Some street parking is available on Sunset with a short connector trail into the State Park.

1 month ago

Pretty easy hike, about two hours at a normal pace. But you get your heart rate up for about half an hour of it towards the middle as you climb a few hundred feet.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail but it does get crowded on the weekends.

hiking
1 month ago

Though it’s an Easy hike it was strenuous for this 60 year old but much appreciated. Not too crowded and the sounds of the city are far away.

1 month ago

Amazing views

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail many times. Provides opportunity for a good challenging workout or leisurely stroll. Perfect for beginners or folks who want to introduce hiking to someone.

Great place to train, if you go early enough you can bypass the crowd that starts to come in around 9am.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, beautiful and a little challenging. Great address to put in for parking:
580 Los Liones Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, United States

trail running
2 months ago

Great trail to get a working run in. Downside is this trail is always busy.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with nice ocean views at the top. There waterfall has been dry for sometime according to a local. Signage is not good.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Probably the best trail I’ve ever been on. The dry desert side pretty steep and a bit challenging once you come around the loop it’s all greenery and water falls it’s pretty amazing !! Definitely recommend !

hiking
4 months ago

Great views of the city!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike for families and kids. We did an out and back 4 mile hike with our 9 and 4 year old daughters. They enjoyed it but got a little hot around 11am. Check out our video.

YouTube search: SoCal Hikes and Beyond

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https://youtu.be/IjTPy0dPlbA

hiking
5 months ago

Great view of the West Side, nice breezes by the ocean. Not too tiring but still felt like a good workout.

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