Palos Verdes home owners have seen a number of trails closing in recent months because of land movement, but there is good news in that a new one will soon open.
The city council voted last week to open a 0.2 mile equestrian and pedestrian friendly path named Plumtree Trail. It will be a continuation of Plumtree Road in the Portuguese Bend area and will connect to the Pony Trail in the adjacent Filiorum Reserve. This new trail is within the eastern area of the 96 acres of land that RPV and the conservancy acquired in 2022 in order to create a wildlife corridor.
The city has said that about 60% of the trails in the Portuguese Bend Reserve area have closed and will remain so for an undetermined amount of time. Just in the month of November the Cliffside Trail in Abalone Cove Reserve was closed. This new public Plumtree Trail will dead end at a private community where the Burma Road Trail sign sits. As commonly known, there is a likelihood that additional trails in that area may face closure in the future because of the continual land movement and instability of that area.
To read my last “Palos Verdes hikes and trails” article click here.
Photo of Plumtree Road courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy