Back before weekends fell into the black hole of wedding planning, we had a goal to try at least one new hiking trail every week. We’d taken a trip to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, which is exactly what it claims – a short and sweet scenic overlook trail (the stairs, however, are a killer workout!) Since it didn’t quite satisfy our weekend hiking quota, we decided to check out Temescal Gateway Park in Pacific Palisades the following day. I’ve been meaning to post this for the last month or so, and finally I’ve had some free time to get this done.
It’s a beautiful hike with native flowers lining the trails, but watch out for snakes (if you see slithery lines in the dirt, that’s a sign one’s around). We hiked up the Waterfall Trail but quickly realized by the trickling stream that it wasn’t exactly the right season to see water gushing from the rocks above. Keep hiking up the mountain, however, and you’ll get a beautiful view of multi-million dollar homes and the coastline.
A word of budget-friendly advice for potential Temescal hikers: park on Sunset instead of the lot to save some dough (be sure to check the parking restrictions)! The state park is located at Temescal Canyon Road and Sunset Boulevard. Remember to bring plenty of water, too!
P.S. I apologize for the ever-changing photo slideshow format…I’m still playing around with different plugins & options for a good slideshow that allows captions proper photo formatting/resizing…