Paintbrush Trail to Portugese Bend is a 5.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, CA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Del Cerro Park is a moderate trailhead located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The trail will take you from the top of the park all the way down to the ocean. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running and mountain biking. It is accessible year-round.
nice hike it was very hot and dry not private or secluded highly trafficked
dipped in the ocean at the bottom to cool down
we took it down on the north side of the loop back on the south but should have done the reverse the view is a lot nicer going down on the south part of the loop
also be aware if you take side track that they my end on private property with do not enter signs
we had to back track a few times...
Nice trail.. a lot of downhill at the first half.. second half is kinda horrible especially if you have a hard time on inclined area but its all worth it.. spectacular views.. really good work out..
We started at the end of Crenshaw and hiked down to Inspiration Point. The Portuguese bend and Sacred Cove are spectacular. Gorgeous ocean views all the way down. On the way up, we took the Pacific Rim trail for a bit of a challenge. Good traction shoes a must if you're on the Pacific Rim trail. Hiking poles help too. Bring lots of water. Very little shade on the trails. We started at 7:30am and finished in 3 hours. It's a fun park to do a half day hike with ocean views!
A lot of fun going downhill not uphill
Nice hike with some beautiful scenery. All downhill the first half of trail and uphill the last. very little shade so bring lots of water.
One of my favorite hikes, would give a 4.5
Beautiful Oceanside hike, adventurous, ends at an isolated cove ocean area, great workout
Super fun and interesting and unique. Highly recommend
Very fun. You can choose light or difficult paths and the views are absolutely gorgeous. I've gone a few times.
Since I was a beginner it was so hard for me! Lol
Taking the left trail is slightly more of a climb. Beautiful ocean and canyon views.
Great workout! And interesting vegetation! I never get tired hiking here!
I hike these trails at least once a week. Great views, lots of fun and a good workout.
I have done the trails around Del Cerro Park many times and it's nice how you can tailor your hike with regards to difficulty and length. If you start from the very end of Crenshaw Blvd (through the gates), you can follow the main trail all the way down, or you can explore the other trails you will see on the side. There is another entrance to the trails on the side of Crenshaw Blvd, just before the Del Cerro Parking Lot. The trailhead is called "Rattlesnake Trail" and while we did not encounter any rattle snakes (thank goodness!) the path does look like a snake from the top! We decided to take this trail today since we've never done it. You will see numerous stairs to your right when going down the Rattlesnake Trail so I'm assuming there is another entrance to the stairs . We went all the way down to the Vanderlip Trail, then to Burma Road, and then decided to risk the "Rim Trail." You will cross a small bridge and will see a "Caution" sign warning you that the trail ahead has loose gravel and is very steep. Pretty much tells you "do this at your own risk." Now I wouldn't recommend this trail to everyone since the gravel is really loose and the it is quite steep (just like the sign says). I probably wouldn't do this if I was wearing regular tennis shoes as you definitely will need more traction. And I have heard of accidents happening at the trails around here! This trail however, is definitely one of the best ones! While most of the other trails around here feel like nature trails with flowers and other vegetation surrounding you, you will be going around a rock for this trail. This trail was perfect for my dog since he really enjoys rock climbing and scrambling (however I do wonder if he's part goat sometimes since he climbs so well....). I posted some pictures of the rock formations so you can see what I am talking about. We went all the way up and then made a left at the Ishibashi Trail. Keep going and it will take you to where the porto potty's are on the main trail. Just a quick ascend on the main trail will lead you to the parking lot. Great option if you prefer to do a loop and want to enjoy different scenery throughout the entire hike.