Explore the most popular birding trails in Portuguese Bend Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
15 hours ago

Great views, nice hike.

That hill coming back up was ooowee!!! But I’ll do it again. Nice walk

I really love this place

on Burma Road Trail

hiking
12 days ago

great view!! my son loved the hike!

13 days ago

Great place to relax and clear your head.

Great place for different level hikers. Easy hiking on fire roads or moderate on the trails. Either way the views are breathtaking.

Beautiful views

Nice hike for a weekday, but on a weekend it is way overcrowded. Parking is very hard to find!

mountain biking
1 month ago

beautiful trial for mountain bike, and good exercise going back to my parking spot

Love the views.....great for a short walk !!!

The views are incredible. The Paintbrush Trail was closed at some parts. I just went for it, but it became clear the reason was the cliff it walks below is super unstable with tons of erosion, so I would recommend taking an alternate route I’m definitely never going on the closed trail again.

Great hike anytime of day. Beautiful scenery and a bunch of trails to chose from.

Ended up being an 8 mike hike. Super pretty views!

Nice views ! Great place to bring your dog

Beautiful views and very peaceful!

Trails closed because of weather, check trailalerts.rpvca.gov for updates

Trail was closed today due to maintenance/weather

I have found that Forrestal Dr is closed off a lot, if it is you can park along the roadside outside the gate and walk up the road approximately 1/3 mile. You will come to 2 trail heads, you can take either one.

This place is great for family hikes, easy and fun for kids...one big main trail and small fun rigid trails cut through it.

This was a surprisingly stunning hike with some seriously breathtaking views! Catalina Island is so much in clear sight that I nearly lost my mind. I sat at the lookout for at least 30 minutes just gazing at the ocean and the island.

I would suggest keeping your phone on you to track the trail because there are so many side trails to get lost on. There's also a lot of up and down, so be ready for strength training leg work as well. Overall, the 3 hours or so it took to complete this hike was well worth it.

hiking
2 months ago

Quick, fun hike.

Great day to be outside. Such a clear view to Catalina! The hike itself was ok. Well kept trails.

view was great, plenty of splinter trails, good workout on the way up. :)

Great place for a hike! Love Palos Verdes and the amazing views!

Beautiful well maintained trails with fantastic views of the ocean. Most of the trails seemed pretty easy. It is definitely hard to find close parking if you are not there early. Good trail for walking dogs.

3 months ago

Beautiful views. Hardest loop trail I’ve done thus far. Great workout! Bring lots of water; at least have 4 cups of water on you.

A couple trails were closed but still had a blast!

What a scenic hike!!!! The views were gorgeous. You really need to use your recording because there are SO MANY trails one could get confused

hiking
3 months ago

Lots of incline. There’s a very steep, rocky decline in the beginning that makes for a challenging incline at the very end.

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