Los Angeles: Temescal Canyon Loop

Get the best of two worlds--high ridgeline views and intimate canyon settings--on this moderate 4.8-mile trek in the Santa Monica Mountains.
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Get the best of two worlds--high ridgeline views and intimate canyon settings--on this moderate 4.8-mile trek in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 5.7

Waypoints

TCL001

Location: 34.0507545471191, -118.529563903809

Trail begins at N end of parking lot and descends into the creek bed

TCL002

Location: 34.0508728027344, -118.530265808105

L @ 3-way across creek; follow unmarked creek path to Temescal Ridge Trail

TCL003

Location: 34.0549087524414, -118.529205322266

L @ 3-way onto Temescal Ridge Trail

TCL004

Location: 34.059440612793, -118.535263061523

R @ 3-way with Leacock Memorial Trail

TCL005

Location: 34.0608329772949, -118.537055969238

R @ 3-way with Bienvenidos Trail

TCL006

Location: 34.0628433227539, -118.537796020508

Great lookout over the Santa Monica Bay, Palos Verdes Peninsula, and downtown LA

TCL007

Location: 34.0656127929688, -118.538681030273

R @ 4-way

TCL008

Location: 34.0661087036133, -118.538604736328

L @ 3-way onto Trailer Canyon Trail for an out- and-back trip to Skull Rock

TCL009

Location: 34.0705451965332, -118.542793273926

Skull Rock; perfect place to scramble; return to waypoint 8, then head N

TCL010

Location: 34.0658493041992, -118.538429260254

Waterfall; scramble up to see smaller waterfalls above

TCL011

Location: 34.067813873291, -118.536399841309

At YMCA, stay R, heading S on trail by outdoor amphitheater

TCL012

Location: 34.0542602539062, -118.529151916504

Straight @ 4-way with Temescal Ridge Trail