I’ve been in the mood to try some new hikes, and I was lucky enough to have a couple of friends to volunteer to go with me. We ended up at Temescal Canyon in the Pacific Palisades, a popular spot that was on my list of to-do’s. We took the loop, which inclines for a lot longer than you think it will, but there are lots of places to rest and a surprising amount of shade. Plus, once you reach a certain point, you have amazing views of the Pacific Ocean that only get better and better. We turned and walked along the ridge before crossing down towards the waterfall (dried up that day, unfortunately) and eventually making it back to the entrance. It was a good couple of hours and the perfect intensity for me, with a well-maintained trail and beautiful scenery. Plus, we went to Bay Cities after!
Note: it’s impossible to capture the view in photo form. Just go see for yourself.