365 Things To Do In Palos Verdes – Ranger Led Night Hikes

On Saturday, February 19th, at 7:00 p.m., Rancho Palos Verdes Park Rangers will be offering a night hike for the public.  This introductory hike will be free and participants will learn about the Palos Verdes environment, will, experience the Preserve, and observe its nocturnal inhabitants.  The City of Rancho Palos Verdes has contracted with the Mountains Recreation Conservation Authority (MRCA) for park ranger services within the Preserve to protect this unique and open area. 

The Palos Verdes Nature Preserve is approximately 1400 acres and has 10 individual Reserves.  The 424 acres Portuguese Bend Reserve is owned by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and managed by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy which helps keep it within its ecological values and habitat restoration. While walking through this area, you will notice the coastal sage scrub habitat, and different shrubs and flowering plants.  There are also many rare animals, and perhaps you might catch a look at a California gnatcatcher or coastal cactus wren.  The great thing about these Reserves is the abundance of opportunities for hiking and riding the equestrian and bicycle trails.

The next Ranger-Led Night Hike will take place on Saturday, March 19, at 7 p.m.  This one will have a charge of $7 per person.  For information regarding these hikes or to check for weather restrictions and/or to sign up, call (310) 544-5267.  After making a reservation, you will be directed on where to meet for the hike.

Photo courtesy of City of Rancho Palos Verdes

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