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.
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)
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.
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.
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