Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #3

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Written by Jana B.

With summertime peeking around the corner, the Found Animals team is abuzz with fun outdoor activities to put on the agenda for the months ahead.  Being pet lovers, we’re always looking for ways to get our blood pumping with our pooches in the great outdoors. Thankfully, in Southern California, there is no shortage of incredible hikes and walking trails to hit with our furry friends!

In this five part series, we encourage you to get outside and explore with your best friend as we count down our top 5 Los Angeles dog hikes.

Last week, we featured #4 Solstice Canyon.  This week’s hike is:

#3 Temescal Canyon

Top Los Angeles Dog Hikes - Temescal Canyon

Photo by tsoleau
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Temescal Canyon is famous for its gorgeous ocean views. It offers a rustic 3-mile hike over lush grounds and overgrown areas (watch the signs carefully to stay on track), concluding with a view of the Pacific Ocean that will make your heart skip a beat.  You may spot an occasional lizard or snake, which is one of many reasons the park requires dogs on-leash at all times. And note, some areas of the park prohibit dogs altogether.  The popular Skull Rock destination and areas within adjoining Topanga Canyon are not dog-friendly, and Rangers have been known to ticket those who go beyond the boundaries (read all signs.)  But we promise: the fur ball-friendly areas are worth the trek and your dog will love it!

To get there:

This park is easy to find compared to many tucked-away canyons. Pull up the physical address (15601 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades), and you can’t miss it. Parking in their lot is $7 but if you’re patient (and early!), you may be able to find free street parking.

Do you have favorite trails to hike with your dog?  Let us know in Comments!

Related Links:

Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #5

Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #4

Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #2


3 Responses

  1. Liz Pena says:

    More trails to consider for residence in surrounding areas of Whittier for your Dog…

    Turnbull Canyon and Arroyo Pescadero Trail

  2. Liz Pena says:

    More hiking trails convenient for the residence in surrounding areas to Whittier to consider..

    Turnbull Canyon and Arroyo Pescadero Trail….