Saturday, July 27
Temescal Canyon to Will Rodgers
This hike can be done in two ways. We will do Temescal Canyon first. This hike begins with a moderate hill up to a small waterfall, then, it continues up to the ridge. From there, you can see gorgeous views of the ocean, and feel the ocean breezes. This is a cool hike for summer, and from the ridge, it is all flat or all downhill. This portion of the hike is about 3.5 miles. So, people looking for an easy hike, with a little challenge going up the first hill will be thrilled with this portion. Easy hikers may wish to leave at this point, and can return to the parking lot.
From this point, the hike will continue to Will Rodgers Park, adding about 5 miles to the first 3.5 miles in Temescal Canyon. There is some beautiful scenery along the way, and we usually see deer, so bring your camera. There are no major hills to climb, so this portion is also fairly easy, and cool with lots of shady areas and ocean views.
Parking is $7.00 at Temescal
For this hike, we will meet at Towsley at 6:45 AM, leave Towsley at 7:00, and arrive at Temescal Park at 8:00 to begin the hike.
Directions to Towsley: Take the I-5 south from Valencia to Calgrove Blvd. Exit. Turn right. Go through the signal. Immediately on the right side you will see the entrance to Towsley/Ed Davis Park. Do not enter the gate. Park in the parking lot outside the gate and look for the hike leader. We will carpool from this point, so please help your driver with gas and parking fees.
Directions to Temescal Park: Take the I-5 South to the 405 South. Exit at Sunset Blvd. Turn left at the base of the offramp, and make a quick right onto Sunset Blvd. Stay on Sunset until you hit Temescal Cyn Road. Turn right. Take care to observe the stop sign and speed limit as they give out hundreds of tickets here. Pay the iron ranger $7.00 to park. Meet your group by the bathroom at the top of the parking lot at 8:00 sharp.
Rated Easy to almost Moderate