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Best trails in Pacific Palisades

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Looking for a great trail near Pacific Palisades, California? AllTrails has 34 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Topanga State Park or Malibu Creek State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park or Escondido Canyon Park. Ready for some activity? There are 24 moderate trails in Pacific Palisades ranging from 2.1 to 15.9 miles and from 200 to 2,119 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Pacific Palisades
Top trails (34)
#1 - Temescal Canyon Trail
Topanga State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Note: Users have reported that there is a $10 parking fee. If you want to start with the harder, sunnier part, start to the left on the loop trail. Beautiful scenery. Views of Malibu, Santa Monica anShow more
#2 - Los Liones Canyon and East Topanga Fire Road
Topanga State Park
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 5 h 59 m
A moderately difficult hike in Topanga Canyon State Park. Lush greens and beautiful views make this trail a hit! A 7+ mile hike from the Pacific Palisades to a popular overlook in Topanga State ParkShow more
#3 - Murphy Ranch Trail
Rustic Canyon Park
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
Be advised. This hike involves stairs and quite a lot of them! Be mindful of this if you’re bringing your dog or looking for a hike and you haven’t done one in quite awhile. You have to do the stairs Show more
#4 - Paseo Miramar Trail
Topanga State Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 49 m
Paseo Miramar Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
#5 - Santa Ynez Canyon Waterfall Trail
Topanga State Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Santa Ynez Canyon Waterfall Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail iShow more
#6 - Los Liones Trail
Topanga State Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 35 m
Los Liones Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usShow more
#7 - Inspiration Point Trail
Will Rogers State Historic Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 4 m
Please note that the parking lot for this trail is closed due to COVID 19. The Inspiration Loop Trail provides a great opportunity to leave the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and quickly escape intShow more
#8 - Skull Rock Loop
Topanga State Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
This hike is a great extension to the Temescal Canyon Trail which adds minimal elevation gain and distance, but greatly improves the experience. Take some time to explore Skull Rock and do some scramShow more
#9 - Rustic Canyon Loop Trail
Topanga State Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 31 m
NOTE: Please read comments and reviews before hiking this trail. There have been recent reports of the trail being washed out and very poorly marked in the swamp. For these reasons, it is possible thaShow more
#10 - Temescal Canyon Will Rogers Loop Trail
Topanga State Park
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Length: 13 mi • Est. 7 h 6 m
Temescal Canyon Will Rogers Loop Trail is a 13 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pacific Palisades, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail iShow more
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