Looking for a great trail in Portuguese Bend Reserve, California? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Portuguese Bend Reserve ranging from 1.5 to 5.7 miles and from 501 to 1,190 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!



trail running

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wild flowers


Hours: one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset

***Trails are closed in the Portuguese Bend Reserve area due to heavy rains***

***Trails are closed in the Portuguese Bend Reserve area due to heavy rains***

***Trails are CLOSED in the Portuguese Bend Reserve area due to heavy rains***

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***All trails in the Portuguese Bend Reserve area are CLOSED due to heavy rain***

This trail is average for the Palos Verdes area. The first and last sections along Crenshaw and Burma roads are not very nice, but Ishibash, Toyen and Donor One trails are nice.

Caution: Donor Trail/Rim Trail (per trail sign) are closed at the bottom (2/7/19). See http://www.rpvca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13120/Portuguese-Bend-Trail-Map-1 for closures.

Great views, not a hard hike....would rate as moderate

Great views and really good (read serious, for an office worker) workout. Do take at least 1/2 gal of water per person. A small bit was closed off and we had to take a detour.

Nice views. One trail was closed but we easily found another way. Good to record to keep on track as there are many turn offs. Couple tough and rocky hills. Bring water!

Trail was in good condition after recent rains and was 100% open. Way too many people today, even on the smaller trails (would have been 5 stars if a lot fewer people). Away from Burma Rd and other main trails this path covers some very nice smaller trails. Eagle's Nest Trail was lush green (I had trouble getting my puppy to move as he really enjoyed laying in the new green vegetation). Toyen Trail, Kubota Trail and Ailor Trail were very enjoyable (when we weren't dodging people). Would definitely do again. Whoever setup this trail loop chose good trails.

Good trail, it was MLK holiday so there were quite a few people on the trail. Very windy today. It rained 2 day ago, but the trail was in good shape except for one spot. My dog sunk up to his chest and got his face full of mud. Of course, he enjoyed it. I would do this trail again.

I enjoy my walks in this hiking trails n also beautiful view n so relaxing✨✨✨

God forbid there happens to be a single drop of rain. They close the trail?!?! Seriously?

It was just me and my dog on the trail.

Creds: AllTrails Pro for accurate GPS real time location and mileage. 7.3 mi. 1,260’ El Gain. Went clockwise for both loops. First loop trail closed half way through, had to back track / go around (reason why mileage more then 5.7 planned).

Aside from closed section, rest of trails in great condition.

3 stars for terrible parking. Park only has slots for about 10 cars. Street parking ‘permit only’. Easy to miss. So I pay $1,000 dollars in city taxes a year to live here and people who live right next to park managed to get rid of public parking on this wide street I helped pay for. Wow. Amazing to me people buy a house next to park entrance and get upset when people park there?!?!

Beautiful hike with gorgeous views of Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and lots of whales.

fun trail to hike solo or with the dog(s). Couple of things to note- not much shade and can be pretty rocky. Be sure to bring plenty of water and if an older dog consider their paws/joints. overall a lovely hike with great ocean views

Great view. Nice hike.

Hiked all the way down . So hiking back up was the challenge. We had to do this to get the full experience rather than just doing the 2.7 miles. Overall it was a very good one. There are two toilets only and gross! so make sure you have unloaded before you start

Very easy walk paths with a couple of tangents to the rocky beach. The lighthouse is only open to the public on the 2nd Saturday of the month, if you plan to visit inside. Great trail for dogs (on 6ft max leash) as there is a water fountain at the half way point

Easy/mod. Beautiful views

Beautiful views

Omg!! The views!!! Amazing! Definitely doing this again. So many trails to choose from. Easy to hard. Love it!

Really like the area and overall the hike is nice and long. The parking was easy to find and lots of dogs! I took my dog and it was a nice walk for him with great views. Started to get cold and windy towards the evening so try and get out there earlier.

Pleasant walk along the beach. Perfect for all ages.

Great trail. Lots of different trails and paths to take. This trail had some great elevations. Beautiful views.

Beautiful views of the ocean

One of my local favorites at sunset.

Nice hike beautiful views.

Today's hike was not that pleasant, the fog lifted just as we started and the air was unhealthy. The descent was fairly easy but as we headed back up the trail it started getting warm and as there is very little shade I was just remarking how desolate the surroundings are when one of our band let out a cry. One of our troop just narrowly avoided stepping on a rattle snake. It was a little fellow about 3 feet in length, the snake remained perfectly calm and retreated back into the bush.
Overall I liked the hike but it would be better to visit on a clear day after the rains when there has been some fresh growth.

This is one of my favorites in the area. A couple of things to keep in mind are that there is little shade so in the summer make sure to dress appropriately and pack water. Also, the chances of meeting a rattlesnake on the trail is pretty high. I have almost stepped on a rattlesnake enough times now that I stopped wearing headphones on these trails. Great views of Catalina Island on clear days.

nice to go with family

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