Run the World, Episode 6: Temescal Canyon Loop

In Run the World series, RunGo’s team of run-loving employees will take you on a tour of the best running routes around the world. Each run will feature a different region, with tons of photos to get you motivated and a link to RunGo’s running route, so you can follow the run with voice navigation. Whether it’s road or trail, it will be something to add to your running bucket list. 

This episode features a running route in Temescal Canyon Loop, just outside of Los Angeles.

4 miles
Elevation Change: 
400 meters, mostly all in the first mile!


Why You’ll Love it

This run is a true classic, a runner’s and hiker’s favourite in the beautiful Santa Monica mountains in LA. The loop takes you to a beautiful view overlooking downtown LA, Malibu and the Santa Monica pier and back in only four miles, with no filler. You’ll get to run the best of the Santa Monica mountains, including soft paths through ferns, dense forest, wide-open canyons, and a fair share of steep climbing, and you may even see a waterfall, depending on the season.


Beware of cacti! We recommend that you keep on the trail, since there are some spiky plants along the trail.


Eye Candy


SM Mountains


For a great map of the area check out the LA Mountains website!

RunGo Running Route to Follow: 


Happy trails!

Author: Alicia Woodside