Bluff Cove to Lunada Bay Trail

EASY 38 reviews
#2 of 3 trails in

Bluff Cove to Lunada Bay Trail is a 1.7 mile out and back trail located near Palos Verdes Peninsula, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.7 miles
269 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips





no dogs

24 days ago

very short trail. disappointed it was that short. can follow trail or can go a little off and climb over some rocks. easy hike. nice rope u can use to climb up one area.

3 months ago

I have never been there before

6 months ago

It's a very short but nice and beautiful trail.

great view easy hike

9 months ago

The view is beautiful, and at the end there's a nice beach with only a few people there. But as far as the hiking trail, it's pretty plain

10 months ago

Beautiful stretch of beach on a very rocky shoreline. The hike ends at a cement drainage spillway. I would not recommend hiking at high tide. This seems to be a popular spot for surfers.

10 months ago

I like spiders and crickets. I saw a lot of them here on this trail. If you like spiders I highly recommend this adventure!

10 months ago

a lot of rocks. small patch of sand

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Very easy, flat, heavy trafficked. Trail doesn't go down to the beach or leaves developed area so not a real trail into nature. Still, decent view of the coast, although gated.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Maybe I went the wrong way? I followed an obvious trail that lead down to the coast... But, most of the hike consisted of picking over the rocky shoreline. The views are beautiful though!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

All about that view

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The views make it worth it.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

It was good! Definitely not that far down to the cove. There was a very welcoming bench there facing out to the ocean. Aloha was the overall vibe !

Thursday, November 15, 2012

See review for Shipwreck trail because I did this hike from Malaga Cove to Pt Vincente Lighthouse/Fishermans access area..

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Great hike, great view...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

This was a beautiful hike. We went along the beach on the way there and then along the cliffs and street on the way back. Fun to see the shipwreck and have a quiet picnic in the bay.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

So much fun! The beach was very pretty: it was right along the bluffs which were pretty themselves and had a lot of big, cool houses on top (though the water had a lot of seaweed in it). Was very cool once we started seeing pieces of the shipwreck; they were mostly small pieces but eventually we got to an old tractor the ship was carrying and then a large part of the hull. Also, we saw a lot of birds, crabs, and even some jumping fish. Definitely worth the hike.
90% of the hike is along loose rocks; I was feeling it in my knees on the return trip and I had to be constantly careful to watch my step. We had a lot of good laughs at many near wipeouts. Still, despite the rocks, this hike was definitely worth it: the shipwreck was very cool and the scenery was beautiful. Also, I was definitely able to look around at things the whole time despite having to watch my step.
Will definitely be bringing friends back here.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Be careful not to do this in reverse, we ended up taking the entire length on the rocks, and our joints are bruised and battered because of it!

4 months ago

4 months ago

Load More