Temescal Canyon Trail

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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.

trail running
12 days ago

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

hiking
13 days 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
15 days ago

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

Great views of the city!

hiking
2 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.

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hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

My favorite

hiking
4 months ago

Great views. Some steep incline toward the top add a bit of challenge. The topography changes fairly dramatically for such a short hike which is great. Pretty smooth trail surface.

hiking
4 months ago

tough hike but amazing view!

4 months ago

Good 4 mile hike you can make it into 6 or 8 miles

4 months ago

a lot of dirt

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail for a quick morning hike!

5 months ago

super newb hikers, but did it! Also seen runners!

hiking
6 months ago

Pleasant. Easy. Clear trail. A little busy. Partial shade.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful view. Dogs are not allowed on one side of the trail but there are trails across the way from the parking lot with more shade where dogs are allowed.

hiking
6 months ago

Well maintained, cool crowd, something for everyone. The PCH side of the loop is not as sylvan as the canyon. You can hear PCH. $10 parking fee, restrooms.

6 months ago

Quick easy hike :)

hiking
6 months ago

Moderately challenging, a nice trail to complete in about one hour. love it!

6 months ago

Great little trail. Don't turn around for the loop like it says on map. Best views are a little further up. Very sandy and steep on the way back down, so be prepared for that. In fact, next time I go, I'll make a left at the trailhead fork. If you do that, you'll find a nice little bridge over a dripping watersource about half a mile from the end.

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