What you'll do
Take a break from the traffic and experience the best kept secrets of the LA landscape. This hike is guided by locals who have spent years finding the best and most private ocean views in all of Los Angeles. From waterfalls to rock climbing, this tour has it all. We begin near sea level and ascend for about 1 mile before reaching our first stop, Temescal Canyon waterfall. From here, I'll guide you up a short climb to a larger hidden waterfall, often unknowingly bypassed by most tourists. This will require pulling yourself up some slippery rocks - if you're not comfortable with this kind of activity you're encouraged to hang out at the first waterfall before we continue the rest of the hike. The final uphill stretch of the hike will bring us to our highest point, Skull Rock, at 1400 ft. Here, you'll enjoy sweeping views of Los Angeles. As a plus, I'll show you how to squeeze into the eye socket of the skull-shaped rock. With these accomplishments (and plenty of great pictures!) in hand, we descend back to where we started, completing the 4.4 mile loop. While we explore LA’s outback, we’ll keep in mind our shared ownership with its creatures––most notably rattlesnakes! But don’t worry, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about mitigating these few and far between encounters. Whether you are a PCT regular or just trying to break a sweat, the views are to die for.
Where you'll be
We’ll explore the hidden natural beauties of Pacific Palisades. The hike follows the well known loop trail in Temescal Canyon, but we'll go off the beaten path to the waterfall and less-known skull rock. You'll see some natural features of the trail locals have observed over the years including beehives and rockslides.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Dogs are not allowed in Topanga State Park so they cannot come with you on this experience. You're welcome to bring your own water, I will also have bottles for you to take. Wear what you are most comfortable walking in, the trail goes through shade and direct sun so prepare for it to be hot.
Hike Temescal Canyon hidden destinations
$46 / personNew experience
$46 / person