Abalone Cove Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.4 miles Elevation Gain: 269 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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This is the main trail in the area. Surrounded by tide pools and a rocky beach, the trail is unique and full of scenery. Parking $6 Note: Dogs must be on leash on trails and are not allowed on the beach.

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over grown
rocky
2 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

Definitely just a walk, the water is nice. We tried to go to the tide pools but area is closed due to rocks falling. A lot of rocks! We did go up the bluff to walk on the road to add some extra mileage.

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fee
off trail
9 days ago

It’s a nice easy walk! The only problem is that there’s very limited parking and if you park in the residential areas it’s by permit only. Other than that, it’s a good walk alongside the beach (very rocky) and nice view once you reach the top!

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scramble
13 days ago

Wouldn’t call it a hike. Pleasant walk, nice views, secluded and scenic beach :)

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no shade
off trail
rocky
16 days ago

Went off trail west so we were walking on rocks the whole time so I don’t really want to rate this but it’s not giving me a choice. The trail itself is well marked and a decent walk with nice views.

hiking
16 days ago

Short trail to a small rocky beach Something light, cute & scenic, no difficulty

hiking
19 days ago

This is a very short hike. I would consider this more of a place to enjoy beautiful scenic views, wildflowers, and a secluded beach that you can swim in. If you’re looking for a long hike, this is not the place, I don’t think even think it was a mile. There is a lifeguard tower when you get to the bottom. When you first arrive you there are tables you can enjoy a meal or relax and enjoy the view. It cost $6 to park, and takes either card or cash

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, dogs can be brought in with leash. Secluded beach towards the end.

pc

Beautiful nature, unfortunately several parts of the hike were closed.

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closed
rocky
3 months ago

Great hike, the tide pools were fantastic and the wildlife was beautiful. Was high tide when I went but that only led to the water being a nice deep blue/green

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fee
3 months ago

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closed
rocky
3 months ago

A bunch of parts were closed but still a neat hike! Wear some good shoes with good traction. Six year olds enjoyed the hermit crabs.

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3 months ago

Steep walk down but beautiful secluded Rocky Beach. Lots of tidepools. About 1.6 Roundtrip

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rocky
4 months ago

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rocky
5 months ago

Nice spot for marine education.

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closed
6 months ago

Not dog-friendly as dogs are not allowed on the beach and the other part of the trail on the cliff is closed. Beautiful views though!

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rocky
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

amazing hike with incredible views. beach is pristine. steep trail but worth the effort. great place to unwind and relax.

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8 months ago

I took my dog in the trail and it was a nice hike. Not too long and only a little elevation. Dogs not allowed on the beach so we took a few other hikes to get back to the parking lot. Beautiful views.

recorded Abalone Cove Trail

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bugs
muddy
rocky
9 months ago

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off trail
rocky
9 months ago

If you’re looking for a good nature walk with ocean views, sea life, parking ($), and clean bathrooms, this is the adventure for you! If you walk along the road and follow the water pipe down the hill...you can find the trail that goes towards Sacred Cove. I highly recommend you take that adventure!

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