With some of the best remaining native wildlife habitat and hiking trails, this 155-acre Reserve is a key component of the Peninsula's natural environment and a significant part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve.
Since 2001, the Conservancy, along with community volunteers, have conducted habitat restoration and completed trail improvements throughout the Reserve. The eastern portion contains a former quarry and marked trails that wind around the top of the quarry bowl. Dramatic cliffs are characterized by faults, folds, sedimentary bedding and igneous intrusions with many crystals and fossils, particularly fish scales, in the surface rock. Do not collect fossils or disturb the slopes to expose new rock.
Fossils can be seen at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center.
Parking is available at the Ladera Linda Community Center or along Forrestal Drive.
Preserve Rules [PDF:483KB]
Forrestal Reserve Trails Map [PDF: 656KB]