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Klondike and Portuguese Canyon Trails is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

5.1 miles
1,017 feet

dogs on leash



horseback riding

nature trips

trail running



wild flowers



2 months ago

holy crap the uphill parts! great views though and a lot of side trails to explore if your into that. Make sure to bring plenty of water though lots of sand and little shade on some stretches. Part of the trail is marked off as private property someone should probably update the route. Once you get to the bottom take a different route up and you should be fine there are plenty of trail maps out there. Everything is pretty well marked there so it should be no trouble getting around.

6 months ago

Great place for different level hikers. Easy hiking on fire roads or moderate on the trails. Either way the views are breathtaking.

8 months ago

This was a surprisingly stunning hike with some seriously breathtaking views! Catalina Island is so much in clear sight that I nearly lost my mind. I sat at the lookout for at least 30 minutes just gazing at the ocean and the island.

I would suggest keeping your phone on you to track the trail because there are so many side trails to get lost on. There's also a lot of up and down, so be ready for strength training leg work as well. Overall, the 3 hours or so it took to complete this hike was well worth it.

8 months ago

Great day to be outside. Such a clear view to Catalina! The hike itself was ok. Well kept trails.

9 months ago

What a scenic hike!!!! The views were gorgeous. You really need to use your recording because there are SO MANY trails one could get confused

9 months ago

Great views, especially in the late afternoon. Note that part of trail indicates a turn into a section marked as private property. I had to take a detour to avoid hassles.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

Very pretty with some great ocean views. Some steep hills - but what better thing for a tightened butt? Not a ton of parking; there were a few spots but it was a Monday morning. Weekends might be hard.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Great for a early walk/hike!!!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Nice trail space, wasn't overly crowded but populated. This specific set of paths has 2 parts closed off so be prepared to change it up.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This trail would have been great but 1.7 miles in, the trail is closed. I tried to improvise by taking a different trail but there isn't another that will take you down closer to the water. If I were to do it again I would start the loop and go counter clock wise. There are more trail options that way. Take plenty of water. Even though it's near the water, there isn't much of a breeze.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Easy to moderate little hike enjoy the beach views. Unfortunately we went in December and it had been raining so we got a lot of mud. Was difficult to walk so we had to go back. Would definitely like to go back to enjoy the views.

Friday, July 15, 2016

If you love scenic views this is the best trail. I loved every bit of it!

Monday, June 06, 2016

facil y bonito encuentras muchas almejas y cangrejos estilo pequeños arrecifes

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Very chill hike, make sure not to go off trail though, a park ranger threatened to cite us for laying down off trail to get a good view, but nonetheless this is a great little hike.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Beautiful views with downhill hiking and stairs.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

It was a beautiful scenery, very breezy. Good trail but very intense when you go all the way down to the beach area to the Trump National Golf Club and then it became rewarding down by the beach, the hike back up was super intense. I would definitely do it again though!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Beautiful location for a nice, easy-going to moderate hike (depending on fitness level). I recommend wearing actual hiking shoes/boots, despite it not being a difficult hike, simply because it's a bit slippy going downhill. Overall, wonderful place to go through at different tide levels. Would recommend and would go back for morning hiking.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Nice hike with tons of trails to take. Over looks the ocean, great spot to take my dogs. We really enjoyed it.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

A decent climb back up to the trailhead. Great views overlooking the ocean. Nice elevation changes.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

You get nice views of the ocean and it's good to walk your dogs.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Awesome trail. Went with my boyfriend and 3 dogs. No shade so make sure to bring plenty of water. Gorgeous views!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Nice View, No shade, no wildlife, almost no vegetation on 50% of the area. This is a good place to mountain bike.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

This is such a great trail! This particular route includes the Burma Trail and Ishibashi Trail. When I tracked this hike it turned out to be 3.8 miles instead of 2.8. The views are amazing! The best time to go in the spring is 1.5-2 hrs before sunset. Even after sunset is great because a lot of bunnies come out in the cooler air. Hopefully it will rain a few more times so there will be more blooms to admire.

Monday, December 02, 2013


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Did this hike with some girlfriends, we enjoyed be out but there was little to no shade and we didn't bring enough water. No greenery along the hike. It was dry and dusty. Definitely not a nice stroll by the beach that we were expecting. Nice views of the ocean though!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

this place has an awesome view of the beach. well worth the drive. would be back for them stairs

Friday, June 14, 2013

The views from the top of Portugese Bend are amazing and the reward at the bottom is a small but great beach. Enjoy your time at the beach because you have the hike back up to come.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

The trail it self is fun with good views. But compared to other trails in LA county, you cant help but to think of your favorite trail and how you should of made the drive. Crowded weekends in my point of view; it just takes away from the connection with nature. Best way to hit the eject button and getting to your car is going straight up the only trail that brakes off to the right on kelvin canyon trail. It happens to be the only trail that has about 60 degree incline not hard to miss but you will need to catch your breath.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

such an amazing view! hike back up was a workout, next time i'll for sure have more comfotable clothes and a water bottle.

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