Trailer Canyon Fire Road is a 4.3 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. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length4.3 miElevation gain925 ftRoute typeOut & back
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A fire road with great views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the surrounding canyons. Temescal Peak can be reached from the fire road. Trailer Canyon Fire Road, which weaves progressively further up the ridge, gaining 550 feet over 1.5 miles to reach Temescal Ridge. The views expand as you go, and the wide road provides easy travel. If you want, you can extend your hike to Temescal Peak. When you come to the end of the road, turn left and head north up Temescal Ridge Trail. A gradual mile and a half from the top of Trailer Canyon Fire Road, the Temescal Ridge Trail wraps around Temescal Peak.

There is street parking on Michael Lane.

Head north on Palisades Drive (half a mile east of PCH on Sunset Blvd) for 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Vereda de la Montura, and then an immediate right on Michael Lane. Drive half a mile to the trailhead, which will be on the left.

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Andrew Hauschild
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Obviously not a coincidence that I saw so many rabbits this morning.

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Jimmy P
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Did a cpl short (4 miles each) hikes this morning. Okay fire road walk. Easy trail. 7:25. Car 8:10. Top of trail 8:45. Car

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Emilia cotto
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Nice and beautiful. I did the big loop.

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Mewsilla M
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This is a point to point. First half is delightful, shady, green, gentle incline. Once you pass Skull Rock and hit the fire roads it’s a little boring, but at least there is plenty of room for hikers and cyclists. I didn’t see many of either on this Saturday morning so could mostly go maskless.

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Kari Roben
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Tracie MacGregor
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Ileana Kovalskaya
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good MTB fire road, nice views, not too crowded

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Ellie dH
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A lovely east hike with wide paths and gorgeous views!

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Kenneth Hudson
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Martin Hudson
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well maintained trail

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Simone Gianfrancesco
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Nice wide trail, not too crowded on the Saturday afternoon we went. Steady incline the entire way out, but not aggressive. Not much shade, but beautiful views and very easy parking on Michael St (trailhead is on Michael). Recommend!

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Ginger Mallas
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Easy access to trail head, wide trail, not crowded. Great trail!

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Matt B
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Love this trail for MTB. Moderate, steady uphill climb, but very doable. Amazing views of the canyon and of the ocean from Temescal Peak at the top. Continue on to Hub Junction then take a fun loop around the Eagle Springs fire road (past Eagle Rock), and then enjoy the fun downhill back to Palisades. Great ride.

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Taylor & Brian Walsh
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Great wide trail with a nice view the whole way up!

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Shonia Shuresh
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Nice pretty moderate trail. Nice views almost the whole time of the ocean and surrounding mts

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Allie Cashman
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Nice trail. Moderate slope. Very few people until about 9:30am. Nice wide trail. Great views!

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Sheila Shenasi
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Joon Yi
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Nice hike. Mostly going uphill. No shade. Meets a fire road where the trail ends. Nice view of Catalina island

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Jed Antler
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Lovely trail with excellent views and not much traffic

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Namaste Faustino
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At 11 am on a Saturday morning, there were barely people on the trail! If you're looking for peace and quiet this is the trail for you. Here and there some great views of the ocean and valley below. Great place to trail run if you're into that kind of thing. Best of all TONS of free parking. Finding the trail head was a little confusing. The place where you get dropped off by googlemaps is on Palisades Court, outside a community entrance. The actual trail head sign is a quarter mile down on Michael Lane. Really easy to head down Michael Lane =)

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Lauren Tomhave
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Nice views and incline

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Kenny Campbell
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Johnny Sarah
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Fun path. Just a plain man-made wide path. Circles around some small mountain hills. Pretty views. Little shade. Not hard at all unless you’re in terrible shape. Good for sunsets.

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William Rudge
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Roman Shtemberko
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Good for beginners , but still challenging. Loved it

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Amanda Freise
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Jana Carrey
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Lovely trail. Amazing views. Nice steady incline up and rewarded with a gentle trip down once I made the 2.4 mile marker. Not very crowded on a Sunday evening only ran into a few people on the trail. I started at 6:30pm and the trail was not very shady. Earlier in the day the heat would be intense so bring water and come prepared. Was on the trail for sunset and saw rabbits, bats, a squirrel, hummingbirds, doves, lizards and swarms of dragonflies before and after the golden magic hour.

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Louis Blacker
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Decent hike. It’s a good incline and a very open road. The “top” is more of a connection point than a peak but still a solid hike

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Julia J
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I went on a Monday afternoon and it was mostly bikers with some other hikers. The trailhead is on a residential street so just park on the street. There is a sign at the beginning of the trail listing the different paths. Please bring water because shade is sparse.

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