Abalone Cove Trail

EASY 227 reviews

Abalone Cove Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately 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
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

NOTE: Dogs must be on leash on trails and are not allowed on the beach.

walking
18 days ago

Gorgeous view

hiking
20 days ago

The hike was somewhat short but we continued on to a separate trail to make it longer. We took our two year old and he really enjoyed the beach portion of the trail. Downside to this spot is that there is very little shade, but the view is beautiful.

hiking
24 days ago

BEAUTIFUL little hike. I think parking fees were waived that day. Walked for a bit, took a seat off of the trail near a trail down to the beach & had a little snack, then headed down to the rocky beach. It was a little rough on my feet, walking on those rocks, but it was totally worth it. I'll wear different shoes next time.

hiking
25 days ago

Very nice views, amazing pictures everywhere, lots of other trails to follow. Loved this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Not easy for people who have a harder time getting around (small children, older people.) Very pretty once you get to the bottom. A little bit of tide pool life. Very very rocky and hard to get around. Overall cute short hike.

hiking
2 months ago

This is one of my favorite places! During the spring is the best❤️️

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful at sunset!

3 months ago

Great place

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike but one of the most beautiful in Southern California. If you can, explore the tide pools. Worth the risk!

walking
4 months ago

Very easy trail. Mostly just used by families for beach access. Somewhat stroller friendly.

5 months ago

Hidden gem in so cal! Must come back with the kids!

hiking
6 months ago

Took my family (8, 6, and 4 year old) hiking. Had a great time. No issues, even had a little picnic on the shoreline. Great scenery of the cliffs, beach was clean and quiet. Went during noon time on a Saturday and not many people. Almost thought we had the place to ourselves. Good time, do it again and very family friendly. Kids enjoyed it.

7 months ago

nice hike

hiking
7 months ago

One of my favorite hikes!! Such beautiful views, light to moderate hike & several little trails to explore with wonderful views. In the past, people used to be able to venture to the caves with no problems, however in the past few years I've heard of many unfortunate accidents so if you do venture to the cave at Abalone just be cautious of the tides, falling rocks & wear water shoes! I have seen some amazing sunsets here & encountered many sea lions here because of the kelp beds! Please please please throw away all your trash & do not litter. This place is beautiful & should be respected & well preserved.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful location, definitely a must when in Palos Verdes. Make sure you go during low tide for maximum exploration. Beautiful, even on a cloudy day.

8 months ago

Awesome views and great surroundings with the breeze of the ocean....

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

Beautiful scenery but steep trails up and down. It's a short trail but I wouldn't call it easy.

10 months ago

Beautiful views

10 months ago

Loved it!!

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