Temescal Canyon Loop Trail is on the west side of LA, close to the Pacific Palisades. Only about 3 miles, its an easier hike that moves pretty quickly. A popular hike, there can be lots of people, and sometimes lots of bees. I hiked this trail on a day with low hanging fog, making it impossible to see the ocean, even though its so close! And since its located so close to the beach, you can go dip in the ocean after your hike in the sun.