Pacific Palisades

Reseda/Trippet Ranch

Water: 
Halfway
Restrooms: 
Mile 5 & Mile 10
Distance: 
12.4

Starting at the end of "Reseda Blvd." -off Freeway 101- it's a very accessible and popular trailhead.

For once we are starting at the other side of Topanga SP. This way you'll get a mix of great trails without running anything twice. It's a figure eight with an extra little loop at the start/beginning.

Backbone--Leg #A Will Rogers to Old Topanga Road

Water: 
Trailhead, Near Trippet
Restrooms: 
Trailhead, Hub, Near Trippet
Distance: 
13.3

From Will Rogers Park we ascend with ocean glimpses of the Santa Monica Bay. The continuation to the Hub will next connect via Eagle Springs Road and Musch Trail. After refreshing-up at Trippet, we casually descend the Dead Horse Trail. Then we carefully cross Topanga Road and circuitously reach to Old Topanga Road.  

Westridge/Sullivan Ridge/2 Goat trails

Water: 
Nike Station at 3 1/2 miles
Restrooms: 
Nike Station at 3 1/2 miles
Distance: 
9 miles

Our run begins with our familiar Westridge.and gradually rises to the Nike Station, for views, taking pictures, bathroom stops or even water.  Then turning left on Dirt Mulholland, and after 3/4 mile, we run left on well marked "Sullivan Ridge".  Then we run parallel to Westridge for the length on fire road with even surface for faster training.  Just after Camp Josepho's sign, watch for 3 telephone poles on the left on the Fire Road.  Then, go down the goat trail and cross Sullivan Canyon Trail and go up the obscure goat trail up to Westridge.

Bienveneda/Temescal Ridge/Backbone/Rustic Canyon

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
None
Distance: 
12.4

The trailhead is at the intersection of Bienveneda and Via Floresta in Pacific Palisades. The single track Leacock Trail soon meets the Bienveneda Trail which then takes us to the Temescal Ridge Trail. We turn right on the Backbone Trail and intersect the Rogers Road, and then descend on the obscure Bay Tree Trail to the Rustic Canyon (the turnaround point). On the return, we bypass the Bienveneda intersection and proceed another .6 miles to the intersection with the Leacock Trail, where we turn right and gently descend to our cars.

 

Bienveneda /Hub

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
Porta-potty at the hub (Not as good as home)
Distance: 
10.1 miles

The trailhead is at the intersection of Bienveneda and Via Floresta in Pacific Palisades. The single track Leacock Trail soon meets the Bienveneda Trail which then takes us to the Temescal Ridge Trail. We turn left here and follow it to The Hub (the turnaround point). On the return, we bypass the Bienveneda intersection and proceed another .6 miles to the intersection with the Leacock Trail, where we turn right and gently descend to our cars.

 

Will Rogers Loop From Temescal Park

Water: 
At Start and 14 miles (Will Rogers Park)
Restrooms: 
At start and 14 miles (Will Rogers Park)
Distance: 
14

This is a loop course that starts and ends at Temescal Park (the intersection of Temescal Road and Sunset Blvd.) After walking the service road through Temescal Park, the run starts in a clockwise direction and traverses the Temescal Park Waterfall. From the Waterfall, the run continues up the Temescal West Ridge to the Temescal Ridge Fire Road and then to Will Rogers State Park via the spectacular Will Rogers Backbone Trail with great views. The final couple miles continue up scenic Rivas Canyon and then back down to Temescal Park.

Will Rogers Loop From Rivas Canyon Road

Water: 
None
Restrooms: 
At Will Rogers (Mile 13)--clean
Distance: 
13.6 miles

This is a loop course that starts and ends at the intersection of Sunset and Rivas Canyon Road. The run takes the beautiful Rivas Canyon Trail, with several great view points, to Temescal Park and the Temescal Park Waterfall. From the Waterfall, the run continues up the Temescal West Ridge to the Temescal Ridge Fire Road and then back through the Polo Field at Will Rogers State Park via the spectacular Will Rogers Backbone Trial and finally back to the intersection of Rivas Canyon Road and Sunset. From the high school, proceed up Temescal Ave. and turn right on Sunset.

Westridge/Sullivan Ridge/Sullivan Canyon

Water: 
none
Restrooms: 
none
Distance: 
12 miles

This challenging course begins at Westridge, but avoids the all too familiar climb to the Nike Station.  After meandering toward Mandeville Canyon on a rarely used single track trail, we take Ernie's goat trail down to Sullivan Canyon then climb out to Sullivan Ridge Road and climb up to the upper entrance to Sullivan Canyon.  After coasting down Sullivan Canyon, we return to Westridge via Ernie's goat trail.  Then we tar and feather Ernie for coming up with this course.

Westridge/Farmer Ridge/Bent Arrow/Marvin Braude

Water: 
Water at Nike Site 3.7 and 10.3 miles
Restrooms: 
Restrooms at 3.7 and 10.3 miles/ 1 star
Distance: 
13
Course Number: 
27

Westridge / Farmer Ridge / Bent Arrow / Marvin Braude This run starts at the end of Westridge Road and follows the fire road to Mulholland and the park at a former Nike Radar Station with a rest room and drinking fountain. We then follow Mulholland west to the Farmer Ridge Trail which takes us back to Mulholland. We then continue west on Mulholland to the Bent Arrow Trail that takes us to Temescal Ridge which we then take west (turn right) back to Mulholland.

Irving's Run (Westridge Road / Mandeville Canyon)

Water: 
Nike station at 6.5 miles
Restrooms: 
Nike Station at 6.5 miles **
Distance: 
11 miles
Course Number: 
27A

This run, suggested by Irving Hoffman, starts at the end of Westridge Road and follows the fire road up to where it intersects with a utility fire road that goes down into Mandeville Canyon. From Mandeville Canyon the route goes up Hollyhock Fire Road to Canyonback Fire Road and then North to Mulholland Drive. Once on Mulholland Drive the run goes up to the former Nike Radar Station and Park where there is a rest room and drinking fountain. From there, the route goes back down the Westridge Fire Road to the start.

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