• Afternoon clouds cover the distance peaks of the iconic Boney Mountain

    Santa Monica Mountains

    National Recreation Area California

Map and Site Information: Temescal Gateway Park

Temescal Gateway

Temescal Gateway Park and the Temescal Canyon Conference and Retreat Center encompass 141 acres of oak and sycamore canyons, ridge top views, and access to miles of trails in Topanga State Park, Will Rogers State Historic Park, and the 20,000-acre "Big Wild." The popular loop trail starts adjacent to the year-round Temescal Creek and travels along the canyon ridge, offering spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.


Park amenities include easy to moderate trails, picnic tables and grassy areas, restrooms, a camp store, meeting rooms, an auditorium, and classrooms.

The Temescal Canyon Conference and Retreat Center provides overnight accommodations for up to 100 people, and the architecturally distinctive Temescal Dining Hall serves as a beautiful location for events of all kinds.

The park is accessible by both Los Angeles Metro bus and the Santa Monica Blue Bus routes.

 
Restrooms, pets on leash, stroller access, ranger station, biking, facilities for rent, easy hiking, moderate hiking, strenuous hiking, wildlife viewing, and picnic area.
 
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Photo by Alan Fogelquist.

Site Info and Map

Temescal Gateway Park Map (JPG - 705 KB)

Fee may be collected for entry.

Directions

15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA

From Pacific Coast Hwy, turn inland on Temescal Canyon Rd. Cross Sunset Blvd. to park entrance.

 
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This site is managed and operated by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority partnership with the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy.

Did You Know?

Rangers from California State Parks and the National Park Service discuss program ideas.

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area was established in 1978, but the National Park Service did not own public parkland in the area until 1980. National Park Rangers devised clever ways to promote the national park goals without land by creating thriving partnerships with many agencies.