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Now that I’m living as an unemployed person in Los Angeles, I have a lot of extra time to go hiking. If you follow my Instagram, you know I went to Runyon Canyon last week. Then on Friday my friend Taylor and I went to Temescal Canyon in Santa Monica. Let me just tell you though, hiking in California is NOTHING like hiking in Columbus, Ohio. We don’t have hills in Columbus. There’s some ravines and stuff, but for the most part the land is relatively flat. So basically, we were in no way prepared to hike up the side of a mountain. We took, like, 30 breaks on the way up to the top of the ridge. However, once we got to the top we were rewarded with stunning views of the ocean, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles. 

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temescal canyon hiking santa monica california

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temescal canyon hiking santa monica california

temescal canyon hiking santa monica california

temescal canyon hiking santa monica california

temescal canyon hiking santa monica california

temescal canyon hiking santa monica california

temescal canyon hiking santa monica california

temescal canyon hiking santa monica california

sweetfin poke bowl tuna seaweed salad
Afterwards, we rewarded ourselves with some pokรฉ bowls from Sweetfin.

A few things you should know if you go to Temescal Canyon:

– Parking is $7, but you can park on the street outside of the park fo’ free
– Don’t wear your freshest sneakers! The trails are super dusty and dry, so expect to get dirty
– Wear sunscreen! The trails are mostly out in the sun with little cover
– The trail is a loop. The portion of the trail on the inside of the canyon is significantly warmer than the side that faces the ocean. 
– The waterfall is all dried up so don’t expect a refreshing dip ๐Ÿ™

Do you like hiking? What are your favorite trails?


47 Responses

  1. All pic are nice and wonderful place in pic

  2. What an amazing photos!! Awesome.


  3. Oh how stunning does this look, such gorgeous views. I could definitely try this exercise thing if it involved being here ๐Ÿ˜‰


  4. Lovely post and blog! The food looks really delicious and the place is beautiful.

  5. this looked like such a fun day. that Poke bowl looks so yummy!


  6. Beautiful photos! It looks like the perfect place to go hiking ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  7. Wow it loooks incredible! What a place for a hike! Can't wait to see more from LA X

  8. i've been dying to go hiking this summer!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Have a great weekend!
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  9. Hell yeah, its awesome there!! California is the best!


  10. This was the perfect Thursday evening read, thank you!

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  11. What a wonderful view for a hike! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Hiking in LA can be pretty intense! Have you tried Griffith? I love that hike! You should also try Eaton Canyon. There are a few waterfalls on that one ๐Ÿ™‚ I need to try Runyon soon! These views are incredible!

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  13. I love hiking, though I don't have much time for it. Fortunately I live in a town at the foot of the Gran Sasso, the highest mountain of the Appenines and I can easily go hiking as soon as I have free time ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Awesome place and gorgeous pictures! It looks that you had great trip!


  15. Looks like you had a fun time! I wish I had that for lunch!

    Je M'appelle Chanel

  16. Over this side of the pond hiking is not really something that people do very often, or at least I don't anyway. I love your photos, beautiful views x

    Beauty with charm

  17. Wow what a stunning view! LA is so breathtaking. I can imagine the scorching heat and I would have taken at least 60 breaks to the top. Well done! Hope you're well and we'll speak soon xxx

    Caz | Style Lingua

  18. That view just takes my breath away. I absolutely love it. And I can't even begin to tell you I am in love with that bowl of food lol. Wonderful post girl.

    Kia / The House of KTS

  19. Fantastic post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  20. looks great, including your lunch!

  21. Just drop by your blog and I really love it, so adventurous! <3
    Love the beautiful scenes!
    Have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. I haven't been hiking in years but your trip looks a lot more fun than mine was haha. Stunning photos Colleen!


  23. Such nice views!! Looks gorgeous, and super healthy!

    Ash | Liakada

  24. Following you now ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Beautiful views!! I'd love to go there! <3

  26. Gorgeous pictures. Looks as if you've had a nice day. X!

  27. Awesome post! I like the images. Have a wonderful Wednesday dear! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  28. what a amazing view and exercise


  29. What beautiful views! This looks like so much fun!

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  30. Wow this is a really beautiful spot – you're so lucky to have it on your doorstep! Love L.A. so I do x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

  31. Ahhhh yay Los Angeles! I miss that city SO much. And I've experience those hikes first hand, we stopped a billion times as well!

    xx -n
    Naomi in Wonderland

  32. This looks like the most amazing trip! I need to make a visit out West!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  33. Oh my gosh, you're in Los Angeles! Ah, how exciting! I hope you're enjoying your free time and by the looks of these photos.. it seems as though you certainly are ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  34. I use to hike a lot and it's such a fun exercise, but I stopped when my anemia got worse. I wish I did again though, and was able to go to Temescal Canyon! It looks gorgoeus! <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  35. WOW, amazing pics. ciao gloria


  36. I love hiking, I wish I had more time for it. We are spoiled for choice here in New Zealand as well. You took some beautiful pictures!

  37. this looks amazing, so many gorgeous images.

  38. such a breath taking view! this place looks incredible ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx Jamie| Love Peace and Shimmer


  39. This hike looks so beautiful! I grew up close to LA but never experienced so many parts of the LA lifestyle. One day, I will get to it and this will be top of my list!

    Ginger Side of Life

  40. Great views! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you are enjoying yourself!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfiโ™ฅ

  41. You look amazing, my love! You inspire me every time! Wish I'd live in L.A.!!!!!!!
    Sending you much love & I hope your Monday is as marvelous like you!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  42. looks like you had a good trip ! I would probably die in the middle of it xD hah. food looks yummy <3

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