Temescal Canyon Will Rogers Loop Trail

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Temescal Canyon Will Rogers Loop Trail is a 13.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

13.5 miles
2732 feet



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

trail running
2 days ago

Great trail and beautiful views. Part of it was closed so we couldn't do the full loop.

2 months ago

Great hike. Bring lots of water on hot days.

7 months ago

Wonderful, except that the second half of the trail was closed. The park ranger should put a sign at the beginning to warn people... and maybe add information such as if there is another way to reach Will Rogers...

7 months ago

Awesome hike! The trail is overgrown in the second half. Found a tiny tick crawling on me. I was happy to be wearing pants. This hike is almost entirely exposed. Took me almost 5 hours. Bring lots of water.

trail running
8 months ago

Very challenging and fulfilling trail. Thank heaven for this app because there are a lot of confusing spots where you could end up going the wrong direction if you're not looking at the app for the right path.

9 months ago

I started this hike at 6:45am in the morning. It look me about 3 hours and 54 minutes. It was a lot of fun, weather was cooperative and the views were splendid. There are a lot of points during this hike where you can see the ocean and Downtown LA at the same time! How awesome is that?!

Now about the other review that said it was about 16 miles, let me clarify that. It is 13.5 miles from the paid parking lot. Now, if you park on the street (sunset blvd) or else where, of course that would add some distance to your walking. The paid parking is a rip off. $10 for parking when a quarter mile up the road, there's free parking... PSSHH!! Of course I got street parking.. Anyway, I digress.. My point is: The start and stop point you see on the map is a total of 13.5 miles. Use the map on the AllTrail app cos it's easy to end up on another trail.

10 months ago

Bushes are all grown out so you must wear long pants if you dont want to get all scratched up. Also the downhill is pretty tough. The goat peak? was nice though.

Monday, January 16, 2017

This is an amazing loop trail but be warned, this is really more like 16 miles than 13.5. Took this from the base of Temescal, connected through a "closed" trail over the Rodger's Road Trail and finally across Rivas Canyon Trail. It's about14 miles to the base of Will Rodgers then 2.1 left on Rivas which is very narrow but steep and fun. While it was a crowded holiday Sunday, it was the nicest group of fellow hikers I've experienced in 15 years.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Love this place

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Awesome trail run & workout

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Great views and awesome workout!!!!!!!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Loved it!

Monday, July 04, 2016


Saturday, June 25, 2016

This was a great walk aided by a costal eddy that kept us cool. Its a great climb and lots of different terrain with a cute walk between the two parks to finish.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Loved it! This has multiple terrain and wonderful views. Hiked in June and fortunate to have had fog and overcast sky's.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

I good long hike, lots off walking up and down hills. Bring food and water, this will take you a while.

Monday, May 23, 2016

If my scale was mt baldy being a 10 and runyon being a 1 i would rate this hike as a 5. Nice views. Easy to access and can do in less than 5 hrs. Not a lot of shade.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Dogs are NOT allowed after the first half mile of the hike.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Good walk. Nothing difficult. Trail very pretty on way back. Note that path closed at loop just after turnoff to Temascal Canyon - need to take turnoff about 400 yards before. Took just under 5 hours - Sunset to Sunset.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

This was a great hike. Would definitely do it again.

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