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Temescal Canyon/Skull Rock hike

July 7 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

• What we’ll do
The Hike is to Skull Rock and a waterfall. Skull Rock offers great panoramic views of the ocean, Santa Monica and the Los Angeles Basin.

– Meet at the picnic tables under the pine trees (the parking lot closest to Sunset Blvd)

– Difficulty – Moderate
– Distance – 4 miles
– Elevation – 1200 feet

It is a loop hike, returning to the trailhead barely retracing our steps. This moderate hike will start by climbing the Temescal ridge route to the junction with the Skull Rock trail. We will descend into Temescal Canyon past the waterfall. We then pass through a wooded area, back to the parking lot.

• What to bring
Bring two liters of water, light snack, windbreaker and a hat.

• Important to know
– Heavy rain cancels.
– There is parking in Gateway Park, but it costs about $10.00. If you don’t mind walking a bit farther, parking is free on Temescal Canyon Blvd. south of Sunset Boulevard.

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July 7
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Temescal Canyon Park
Temescal Canyon Road and Sunset Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 US
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Santa Monica Hiking Club

Trail statistics are approximate.  For safety purposes always assume they are underestimated. But don’t be disappointed if they are overestimated. Bring more water and snacks than you think you’ll need.

Trail descriptions are based on previous hikes. Current conditions are unknown until arrival. Expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.

The Organizers and members in this group are not professional leaders, guides, or mountaineers. The function of the member or organizer is only to organize the trip. Each person who shows up for a trip/meetup (and their guest or guests) is responsible for his or her own safety. By attending a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you and any guests that you bring are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with the activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the Organizers, Members of the Hiking With Dean Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities per the ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND LIABILITY WAIVER.

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