Palos Verdes Trails and Hikes


After being inspired by the oceanfront trails at Terrenea, I was on a quest to find other hikes and trails on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. I came across an excellent book compiled by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy entitled, “Best Hikes On The Palos Verdes Peninsula”.

The book lists 32 separate trails and specifies the round trip distance, the highest & lowest elevation of the trail, directions to the trail head & where to park, and what amenities (public restrooms, picnic tables, etc) if any. There are also aerial photos of the trail as well as photos highlighting various points along the way.

As an example, Ocean Estates Trail (as described in my 8-29-08 post) is mentioned as part of the “PVIC to Oceanfront Estates Bluff Trail” which is 2.2 miles round trip. You begin the hike at Palos Verdes Interpretive Center, 31301 Palos Verdes Drive West, Rancho Palos Verdes which has picnic tables, restrooms and water fountains. “The trail is nicely maintained decomposed granite, suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.” The highest elevation is 164 feet and the lowest elevation is 108 feet.

The Palos Verdes Land Conservancy can be reached at 310-541-7613 or their website can be accessed by clicking here.

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