Address: 15601 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA
The birthplace of Pacific Palisades – just 3 minutes north of PCH where Sunset & Temescal intersect. Dating back to 1922, this historical park offers guests 141 acres of protected land where all are welcome to openly explore; whether hiking, picnicking, or other outdoor activity. Originally a nationally known Chautauqua, Temescal Gateway Park provides visitors a truly outstanding spiritual & physical getaway.
For those interested in hiking, there are various ways to hit the trails here, but its most popular is accessed as follows:
From Sunset Blvd – enter the park, continuing along the driveway to the right past the first parking lot. Upon reaching the 2nd parking lot, walk toward the nearby flagpole and veer to the right through the two stop signs. Continue up and around the paved road, passing a couple cabins until arriving at the large grassy field pictured below. Follow the path along the grass, then when reaching the little wooden bridge hang a soft right up the incline & trail where 30 minutes later you’ll arrive at a larger wooden bridge & watering hole. Many families stop here and turn around, while more athletic folks trek further up and around another half hour to continue the loop; presenting phenomenal views of the Pacific Ocean.
All-in-all, a remarkable park for all ages, with tons of terrain to wander through and indulge in.
Scroll down to watch a video on Temescal Gateway Park, from KCET’s iconic TV show “Visiting with Huell Howser”.