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Palos Verdes Nature Walks and Hikes

One of the wonderful things about living on the Palos Verdes Peninsula is the wonderful hiking trails that exist here due to the large amount of land preserved as open space.

Nature Walks and Hikes

Monthly walks led by PVP Land Conservancy --- 310-373-0202   There are a
    number of Nature Preserve Areas which are discussed below.
Palos Verdes Estates :
   Trails run along the blufftop at Paseo Del Mar, starting at the northern intersection
      of Palos Verdes Drive West.
   Also in the city of Palos Verdes Estates, trails head down to the ocean from the
      top of several coves, including Lunada Bay. One good trail starts on Paseo
      del Mar in Malaga Cove, about a half-mile past the Neighborhood Church.
Rancho Palos Verdes:
   Peacock Flats at the end of Crenshaw Boulevard offers several miles of trails
      ( See Virtual 360 view of views from trail). This is adjacent to Del Cerro Park.
   Another good trail starts at the top of the Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve, just off
      of Palos Verdes Drive South, which heads up to the top of Inspiration Point, 
      as well as down to the shore at Pirate's Cove. 

San Ramon Reserve road
   The Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve also has a system of trails, some of which
      are open only to pedestrians, some open only to pedestrians and equestrians, and
      others open to bicycles as well as pedestrians and equestrians
   The Forrestal Preserve area also offers an extensive system of trails
      (See Forrestal Trail System, pages 36-51)

Portuguese Bend hike
   The George F. Canyon Nature Center, located on the north east side of the
      Peninsula near the intersection of Palos Verdes Drive North and Palos Verdes
      Drive East, offers excellent hiking trails.

George F Canyon Nature Center hiking
   Martingale Trailhead Park has a trail system serving the cities Rancho Palos Verdes,
      Rolling Hills, and Rolling Hills Estates
   The Terranea Resort has public  access trails along the bluffs below the Resort
    Rolling Hills Estates: A good trail starts near the entrance of Academy Hill,near the intersection of Palos
      Verdes Drive North and Crenshaw Boulevard. This trail wanders all the way up to 
      the Chadwick School.
Dogs are allowed on all of the trails above, except for Abalone Cove, but must be on-leash, with the dog owners carrying a "poop" bag to clean up after their dogs.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Map (Natural Open Space Preserves on the Palos Verdes Peninsula)

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Comment balloon 0 commentsMaureen Megowan • February 26 2012 04:56PM


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