George F. Canyon Nature Trail [CLOSED]

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George F Canyon Open Space

George F. Canyon Nature Trail is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Palos Verdes Peninsula, 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: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 331 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

closed

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Fantastic family friendly hike! This trail starts right behind the Nature Center and is very easy and peaceful. The first half is fairly flat but there is a slight incline towards the end of the trail. Easy incline for an adult but could seem a little steep if taking your toddler. You will be sharing the trail with horses and there are road apples everywhere so you may want to watch out on your footing. There are multiple chairs to take a break and just listen to the birds. Lots of birds and lots of bunnies as well.

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closed
1 month ago

Temporarily closed.

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muddy
2 months ago

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muddy
2 months ago

Great views of LA! No ocean views and it’s in the middle of neighborhoods

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful and very lush trail. Be careful of horse poop but other than that it is wonderful. Towards the end there is a steep incline, apparently the trail ends right after the first incline but I recommend going up a little further (it’s steeper so not recommend for very young children) because there is a great view up!

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muddy
over grown
3 months ago

Lot’s of horse pop. Smelly. You can hear a lot of flys but can’t see any. Short trail and easy to walk. We were told the fire department will trim the trees every 3 or 4 years to mountain the condition so fire trucks can go in. And they will do it again starting this week. Maybe going back in 3 weeks or so is a good idea.

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muddy
4 months ago

Fairly easy, nice hike. Be sure to wear good hiking shoes, it‘s muddy. And lots of horse poop. But I was happy to find a hike near Long Beach with lots of trees!

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bridge out
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Very short and easy trail. You could see it had been muddy but mostly dried up. A lot of horse dung on the trail though but we didnt run into any horses.

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muddy
5 months ago

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over grown
6 months ago

This trail is crazy overgrown and dusty. Bring your allergy pills. For some reason this hike has a lot of strange smells???? Not pleasant.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice and somewhat easy for beginners!

hiking
7 months ago

Shared by horse riders, watch out for road apples and poison ivy. Benches along trail.

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no shade
9 months ago

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9 months ago

My husband and toddler had a great time but did have a run in with a rattlesnake, just an FYI to be on the lookout.

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11 months ago

Easy trail for small kids.

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11 months ago

Nice short hiking trail, super kid and dog friendly lots of things to see.

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11 months ago

Okay trail, nothing really exciting, kinda steep and narrow in a few places (nearing end of trail)

hiking
Thu Jun 06 2019

Great small hike! There’s overgrown plants in the beginning but hike is doable with them.

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Tue Apr 16 2019

Loved it ! People were friendly in the info kiosk..Place is rich in flowers and animals lots of cute lizards ...definitely going back

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Mon Apr 15 2019

Exceeded my expectations being so close to urban areas. Beautiful canyon especially after all the rain we’ve had this year. Just a perfect like I needed after months of being in urban areas. Mostly flat with a steep incline at the end. Beautiful views. Yes you can see some houses but they’re far enough away that they don’t detract much.

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Mon Apr 01 2019

I give it 5 stars for a great family hike with active toddlers. My 2.5 year old loved it and insisted on doing the incline herself. She loved seeing all the flowers and bugs and lizards. Great little hike close to home.

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Sat Mar 09 2019

Small, short little hike. It is along side a little creek for majority of the hike and there are little places to stop and take a seat if you’d like. There is very little incline during the hike except at the very end. It is also a horse trail, I believe.

walking
Fri Feb 22 2019

Eh. The only reasons I’m giving this three stars instead of two are: 1) can see snow on the mountains 2) I saw butterflies Otherwise, this trail is pretty boring... essentially through the ‘backyard’ of homes. There is a decent incline at the end (before you turn around).

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muddy
Sun Feb 10 2019

Went after a rain so it was really muddy and slippery on the incline but on the plus side we had the whole trail to ourselves! Super easy and close to the road, so I would barely consider it a “hike” but it was a nice peaceful walk, and smelled amazing from all the flowers and plants. Overall exactly as described, especially the horse poop covering the trail which I could have done without haha

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