Paintbrush Trail to Portugese Bend

MODERATE 401 reviews
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Paintbrush Trail to Portugese Bend is a 5.7 mile lightly 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 and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1138 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Del Cerro Park is a moderate trailhead located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The trail will take you from the top of the park all the way down to the ocean. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running and mountain biking. It is accessible year-round.

10 days ago

The views are incredible. The Paintbrush Trail was closed at some parts. I just went for it, but it became clear the reason was the cliff it walks below is super unstable with tons of erosion, so I would recommend taking an alternate route I’m definitely never going on the closed trail again.

hiking
28 days ago

Ended up being an 8 mike hike. Super pretty views!

2 months ago

view was great, plenty of splinter trails, good workout on the way up. :)

2 months ago

Redtube

hiking
2 months ago

A couple trails were closed but still had a blast!

hiking
2 months ago

Perfect workout

2 months ago

Not really impressed by the views. Took paintbrush trail which is closed right now, but it wasn't bad. For the amount of time it took us to drive here it was really just "ehh". Coming back up was a nice workout though. Probably won't be doing this one again for a while.

2 months ago

Ocean views were amazing on this hike as was the wildlife. Go prepared if you decide to walk the Long part.

hiking
3 months ago

If you start at sunrise it offers shade
We saw a rattlesnake and some cottontail bunnies
Nice for the whole family
May want to mountain bike next time

hiking
3 months ago

Went down paintbrush trail aka it’s close bc of lose gravel so if you don’t have the right shoes don’t go that way. I’m use to lose gravel so for me it was fine to get to the peak by the ocean is close so I desired to go down and look at some sea life let’s just say you won’t be disappointed. And I was lucky that on my way back I found 20 bucks on the side of the road lol and then went back up on the other trail you don’t want to go up on paintbrush the gravel is to lose and lots of weathering on the rocks so it’s very unstable. Have fun be safe and take water the hike back up will get to you I hardly drank any water on the way down but on the way up I finished my 3L

hiking
3 months ago

It was a nice easy hike. It was flat most of the way and I loved the view! It was a bit crowded on a Sunday. A lot of people were hiking with their dogs. But, thankfully most of the trail was clean.

4 months ago

Pretty scenery. Trail markings could be better. Overall a good hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Started out at 3ish pm and got back at 5 and was able to watch the sunset and all the magnificent colors it made. Easy hike down , we choose to come back the same way. There are lots of different hike and routes you can take. ext time I will hike back all the way down to the beach. I’d definitely do this as a solo hiker.

hiking
5 months ago

This place is perfect!

5 months ago

I love it!

hiking
7 months ago

I loved this hike!!!! The peninsula was beautiful, I sat with my feet off the edge. The only thing that sucked was that you have to walk on the road and everything, it's a highly populated area. But the view was so worth it!!!

7 months ago

Fun, wide open, gorgeous ocean vistas. Love it!

8 months ago

Great trails for some running. However, we encounter a lot of trails being closed. Hopefully, they make them available soon.

hiking
8 months ago

Went again today. There were people working on Burma road and they blocked off some of the trails. We walked straight through paintbrush trail where the trail was heavily eroded and the ground was unstable. It was doable but I had to hold on and take small steps to avoid slipping and tumbling.

hiking
9 months ago

A lot of the trails to complete the loop were closed

9 months ago

The walk down is a breeze, its coming back up thats a pain in the butt

9 months ago

it was a good hike

10 months ago

Wide trails and lots of them. I'm not sure which trails that we took exactly, but we started at Del Cerro and ended up at the beach. We had to walk up the street down at the bottom and cross over and walk by an archery practice area to get to the beach at the end.

walking
11 months ago

Saturday, April 15, 2017

nice but the begin of trail up towards the rock cliff has landslides they closed it off today

hiking
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

This was a great hike. It took us about 2 hours for 6.5 miles. The wild flowers standing over 7 feet tall painted the hillside with vibrant colors. You have a breathtaking view of the coast and Catalina island on a clear day for majority of the hike. The traffic is minimal along the many trails that are clearly marked to choose from with horses and bicycles being apart of this. Dog friendly, but do bring enough water for the whole family including your little furry one. Pup friendly stops are not included on this hike. Beware: Lots of bees for this season!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Wow!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Great hike - beautiful flowers. Very little shade, definitely bring water and sunscreen. Small amount of trial markers.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Great hike, the way back up is a work out, so bring water and a hat as well since there's only some shade. Still a awesome hike, with an even better view

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Beautiful view!!! No shade so bring water and maybe don't go on a hot day, like I did. I will definitely go again for a sunset walk. Everything is in bloom and there lots of trail choices to choose from. Keep an eye out for snakes : )

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