Coastal Hike and Learn


Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Temescal Canyon Park, W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90272 – Meet by the park information/history plaque.

Parking: Ample parking with a $7 on-your-honor state parking fee surrounds the trailhead. Free parking is also available within walking distance of the trailhead.


The Temescal Canyon Waterfall trail rewards both avid and armature hikers. A light 1/2 mile stroll to the waterfall and bridge reveals some of California’s best native offerings, including California Fuchsias, Sticky Monkey Flowers, and Maiden Hair Ferns. Curious hikers can continue an additional 2.5 miles on steeper terrain to view new plant communities, as well as ocean and city views at the trail’s crest. Throughout the hike, Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi will provide insights about the microclimates and native foliage along the trail. Hikers will:

  • Learn which plants perform best in the dry season
  • See plants that produce bountiful foliage on rainfall alone
  • Understand which natives can be used to replace thirsty foliage
  • Enjoy fabulous views and the company of other hiking and native enthusiasts