Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

on Burma Road Trail

hiking
7 days ago

great view!! my son loved the hike!

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Great views, especially in the late afternoon. Note that part of trail indicates a turn into a section marked as private property. I had to take a detour to avoid hassles.

It's a nice trail. Not very challenging.

Very pretty with some great ocean views. Some steep hills - but what better thing for a tightened butt? Not a ton of parking; there were a few spots but it was a Monday morning. Weekends might be hard.

Great for a early walk/hike!!!

too crowded.

Nice trail space, wasn't overly crowded but populated. This specific set of paths has 2 parts closed off so be prepared to change it up.

hiking
10 months ago

great views. trails in good shape. hot day today.

Kicked the butt a bit more than expected. Coulda been the heat! Really enjoyable hike with good views of the ocean, and definitely more difficult on the way back to the car.....felt damn good though.

This trail would have been great but 1.7 miles in, the trail is closed. I tried to improvise by taking a different trail but there isn't another that will take you down closer to the water. If I were to do it again I would start the loop and go counter clock wise. There are more trail options that way. Take plenty of water. Even though it's near the water, there isn't much of a breeze.

love it!!!!

on Burma Road Trail

hiking
11 months ago

awesome hiking trail!!!!!!!

Fairly strenuous hike on the way back up. I wasn't able to reach the ocean from the trail as it ended on private property. I'm not sure if there were other trails that led to the ocean. I saw a large rattlesnake coming back up the trail. There's some nice scenery, wildflowers and sycamore trees, but much of the trail leaves you exposed to the full sun.

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

beautiful trails lots of them. great bird sightings. awesome views to the ocean even on a cloudy light rain day.

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

the trip was okay pretty much like walking on a road had a nice view of the ocean at certain points but the majority of the trip was just dry Road not a lot of cover so make sure you wear a hat really it was okay

hiking
Friday, March 03, 2017

Think there are better trails in PV for the effort.

hiking
Saturday, February 25, 2017

Easy to moderate little hike enjoy the beach views. Unfortunately we went in December and it had been raining so we got a lot of mud. Was difficult to walk so we had to go back. Would definitely like to go back to enjoy the views.

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