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Aldersgate: Local Resources

Fun in Pacific Palisades

Hiking: There are several good hiking trails that are close to Aldersgate Retreat Center. The closest trail head is at Temescal Canyon Gateway Park. This is about a block away from Aldersgate Retreat Center and there are several trails that branch off of there, including one that goes up to a nice little waterfall. Los Liones Canyon also has excellent hiking, and Will Rogers State Historic Park has picnic areas, hiking trails, and polo grounds.

Getty Center: for reservations call (310) 440-4300

Theatre Palisades: Community theatre at its finest, and right next door to Aldersgate

Santa Monica Pier: A roller coaster, video game arcade, ferris wheel and carousel, as well as shops and restaurants.
Santa Monica Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Self Realization Lake Shine

The Self Realization Lake Shine is a beautiful lake and meditation gardens and is located on Sunset Blvd. Close to Pacific Coast Hwy.  Open Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 am though 4:30 PM, Sundays 12:30-4:30.  Closed Mondays and Holidays.

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Lake Shrine (View of the Lake) Lake Shrine (View of the Shrine in the distance)

Santa Ynez Canyon

Santa Ynez Canyon is about 2.2 miles from Aldersgate and offers a shady, fairly flat hike.

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Santa Ynez Canyon (Panorama)

There is a place that you can do ropes course activities in Temescal Canyon.  If you are serious about team building this is a great way to do it.  Fulcrum Learning Systems is the name of the company that facilitates the experience.  Their phone number is 310 452-7992

Contact Information

925 Haverford Ave. Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Phone (310) 454-6699
Fax (310) 459-9934