Palisades Stairs and Canyon Urban Hike

Everyone knows about the stairs at Fourth Street and Adelaide Drive in Santa Monica, some even know about the wooden ones near Seventh Street. Not everyone knows about the secret network of stairs on the opposite side of Santa Monica Canyon in Pacific Palisades.

This hike will take you on an approximately 5 mile 2 hour tour of these stairs in Santa Monica Canyon. There is about 800 feet of elevation gain (and loss and gain) through the hike, so bring comfortable shoes.

A hat and about a quart/liter of water are good things to have, too.

Afterwards we will meet for a light lunch at Patrick's Roadhouse in Santa Monica Canyon, famous as Arnold Schwartzenegger's hangout before he was famous.

I am limiting this hike to 12 participants because unlike on the Santa Monica side, the Palisades stairs are less used and go past private homes. Also the streets are generally narrower, with no sidewalks.


We meet at the low wall in Palisades Park where San Vicente Ave. meets Ocean Ave. I will have a red day pack and a white straw hat.

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  • John W.

    Outstanding! The air was clean and neither too hot nor too cold. It stopped raining early enough that there was little standing water anywhere. 10 people attended with me and we had a pleasant hike through the Santa Monica Canyon and Pacific Palisades.
    I'll be leading this again next month.

    January 28, 2013

  • Scott S.

    A simple and fun stroll. I hope to be coming back to this group in the future!

    January 26, 2013

  • peter w.

    It was a nice walk and good group of people.

    January 26, 2013

  • Michelle

    Please feel free to give my spot to someone else.. :(

    January 26, 2013

  • Michelle

    Is this hike going on still cuz of the rain? :(

    January 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks again for the hike last night John! I just now signed up so I plan to see you in the future.

    January 24, 2013

  • John W.

    One more thing. If you can't make the hike, please change your status so someone on the waiting list can sign on, thanks.

    January 9, 2013

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