Hikers start at Temescal Gateway Park and can access the trail from Temescal Ridge Trail (1.5 miles) or a MRCA trail (0.5 miles) leading from the park. Connect all the trails to make a nice loop. The lower part of Temescal Canyon Trail and the MRCA segment lead through a wooded canyon floor. Look for a waterfall when crossing the bridge at the bottom of the canyon. The trail climbs up to a ridge closer to Temescal Ridge Trail.
The trail can be accessed from Temescal Gateway Park via Temescal Ridge Trail or a MRCA trail. From the PCH, head inland on Temescal Canyon Rd for 1 mile. Continue past Sunset Blvd to enter the park. From the main parking lot, follow the park road. Keep left at the fork. Temescal Ridge Trail is on the left after 100ft. The MRCA trail is farther along on the left after the building.
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Easily one of the best trails in Southern California. A terrific work out with spectacular views across the board. Unfortunately the trail has been Invaded by dogs everywhere and hikers not wearing masks. It would be nice if the parks department would enforce the no dog policy they have instituted and the mask policy still in effect from the state.
California State parks has informed the rangers about the dog issue and hopes there will be better compliance with the park rules.