Lands

Trails & Hiking

Palos Verdes Peninsula two kids hikingConservancy managed trails offer a wide variety of walks and experiences, many of which feature spectacular views, native plants and wild flowers, fascinating geology, glimpses of the Peninsula's history, and animal sightings. They range from easy strolls to strenuous climbs up hillsides and ridges. A limited number of trails are accessible to those in wheelchairs or strollers for small children.

Many of the trails are narrow, and you may encounter other users – hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. We encourage you to be courteous and respectful of the other users of these beautiful open spaces. Always bring water and wear adequate sun protection.

Scroll down for downloadable Trail Maps.

 Best Hikes*

 Easy Walks
White Point Nature Preserve

 Wheelchair-friendly Walks
White Point Nature Preserve

 Family Walks
Linden H. Chandler Preserve
Forrestal Reserve
White Point Nature Preserve

 Wildflower Walks
Linden H. Chandler Preserve
Forrestal Reserve

 Sunset Walks
Alta Vicente Reserve
Forrestal Reserve
Portuguese Bend Reserve
Vicente Bluffs Reserve

 Tide Pool Walks
Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve

 Bird Walks
Alta Vicente Reserve
White Point Nature Preserve

 Geology Walks
Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve
Portuguese Bend Reserve
Pelican Cove and Vicente Bluffs Reserve
Forrestal Reserve

*Selected from "The Best Hikes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula" Click here to order a copy.

 Schedule of Guided Nature Walks
pdfSchedule of Guided Nature Walks [PDF: 1.64MB]

 Map of Preserves
pdfPalos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Map (Natural Open Space Preserves on the Palos Verdes Peninsula) [PDF:4.5MB]

 Trail Maps

pdfAbalone Cove Reserve, PVNP [PDF: 254KB]

pdfAqua Amarga Reserve, PVNP [PDF: 199KB]

pdfAlta Vicente Reserve, PVNP [PDF: 242KB]

pdfFiliorum Reserve, PVNP [PDF: 2.60MB]

pdfForrestal Reserve, PVNP [PDF: 656KB]

pdfLinden H. Chandler Preserve [PDF: 42KB]

pdfGeorge F Canyon Nature Center & Preserve Reserve, PVNP [PDF: 516KB]

pdfPortuguese Bend Reserve, PVNP [PDF: 1.67MB]

pdfSan Ramon Reserve, PVNP [PDF: 237KB]

pdfThree Sisters Reserve, PVNP [PDF: 237KB]

pdfVicente Bluffs Reserve, PVNP [PDF: 258KB]

pdfVista del Norte Reserve, PVNP [PDF: 185KB]

pdfWhite Point Nature Education Center and Preserve [PDF: 104KB]

GIS software for trail maps made possible with a grant from Ersi.