In Run the World series, RunGo’s team of run-loving employees will take you on a tour of their favourite runs around the world. Each run will feature a different region, with tons of photos to get you motivated, and a link to RunGo’s 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.
Episode 3: Temescal Canyon Loop, just outside Los Angeles
Distance: 4 miles
Elevation Change: 400 meters, mostly all in the first mile!
This run is a true classic, a runner’s and hiker’s favourite in the beautiful Santa Monica mountains in L.A. The loop takes you to a beautiful view overlooking downtown L.A, 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.
For a great map of the area check out the LA Mountains website.
RunGo Route to Follow: Temescal Canyon SoCal Coyote Run