Temescal Canyon is a short trail that forms half of a loop with the Temescal Ridge trail. It's only a couple miles but has over 800' gain. The trail heads out of the Temescal Gateway and up to a small waterfall.
1 The trail starts out in Temescal Gateway, in the same area as the Temescal Rivas trail, across the street from my apartment.
2 Leaving the Gateway.
3 On to the Temescal Canyon trial.
4 No bikes, no dogs, and no smoking on the trail. A trail runner's dream!
5 Not quite as narrow or as green as Temescal Rivas, but there are still some great sections of trail.
6 Some nice, but wide single track. This trail gets much more crowded than Temescal Rivas.
7 There's some cool vegatation on this trail as well.
8 Some nice single-track.
9 Still pretty green in places.
10 The brige at the waterfall.
11 The "waterfall". It's only about 5 or 6' tall, and doesn't have much water this time of year, but it's still nice to see flowing water in this area.
12 A closer look at the waterfall.
13 Some more nice single-track above the waterfall.
14 This trail is more exposed than Rivas, but still has some great cover.
15 Some cool trees.
16 Starting to climb out of the Gateway.
17 Top of the loop joining up with the Temescal Ridge trail. The loop is much steeper on one side than the other, so it's two very different runs depending on whether you run in clockwise or counter-clockwise.
18 Elevation profile for the combined Temescal Canyon and Ridge loop.