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15601 W Sunset Blvd Pacific Palisades CA 90272

Temescal Canyon Gateway Park

15601 W Sunset Blvd Pacific Palisades CA 90272

(310) 454-1395

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Temescal Gateway Park offers many recreational opportunities and acts as a gateway to Topanga State Park, Will Rogers State Historic Park, and the 20,000-acre "Big Wild" of the Santa Monica Mountains. The 141 acres of Temescal Gateway Park include easy-to-moderate trails for hiking, picnic tables, grassy areas, restrooms, a camp store, meeting rooms, an auditorium and classrooms. Other amenities and programs at the park include the Earth Adventure Camp for children, the Temescal Canyon Conference and Retreat Center and the Temescal Dining Hall for events. The park and facilities can be reserved for weddings and other events. Dogs must be leashed within the park. Special events and hikes are held at the park throughout the year.

Development of the park began as early as 1922, when Reverend Dr. Charles Holmes Scott developed the land for the Methodist Church as a West Coast center for the Chautauqua movement. In 1943, the Presbyterian Synod purchased the property for private retreats. The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy purchased the property in 1994 to preserve the park as a public space. Temescal Gateway Park is managed by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, a local government and public entity established in 1985. The MRCA provides ranger services, fire prevention, scientific expertise and educational and youth leadership programs.

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based on 222 Reviews
02/13/2014 Joseph J.
This is one of my favorite hiking trails because of the spectacular ocean view when you reach the top of the mountain. I am a little partial to this hike since I went to pali high nevertheless, I...
02/05/2014 Anthony E.
This hike is absolutely beautiful! On a clear day the view from the top is amazing. It's great for trail running and I used it on multiple occasions to get ready for Obstacle Races and for...
02/01/2014 Babak B.
Have gone on this hike many times over the pas couple years and still going, you have to know where to go, its a very nice hike location, the small problem i have is with people that smoke...
01/28/2014 Nahid D.
One of my favorite hike spots!You get many trails to follow. My favorite is the one that links tot he Will Rodgers state park. It's a good 5+ miles to do the whole loop. But the views are...
01/10/2014 Ely A.
Who would've thought that I would be hiking after eating a delicious and heavy breakfast! I requested to my friend if I can take a sweet nap before hiking. My friend said, "you can take your sweet...
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