Portuguese Bend Landslide Loop

MODERATE 116 reviews
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Portuguese Bend Landslide Loop is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 636 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

beach

views

wild flowers

NOTE: As of September 2019, there are sections of the loop that are closed. Check the reserve website before visiting for more information.

hiking
rocky
5 days ago

I would recommend this hike. There are many trail options and the scene is beautiful.

hiking
no shade
rocky
13 days ago

I don't usually hike, so for starters this trail is a bit difficult. The way down is a bit painful on the ankles because of all the rocks. And the way up is tuff if you're not used to hiking. I had to take several breaks going back up. Definitely take water, no shade. Lots of bees but beautiful sites. I would definitely go back. Great workout!

Nice.

hiking
no shade
2 months ago

Great hike. Some trails are closed so we’re not able to do the loop that the all trails was showing. I Gad to do a little longer. Worth the views. Good workout

hiking
closed
rocky
4 months ago

Some sections were closed, but get there early before the heat sets in and it’s nice & breezy with an ocean view!

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

The main loop is still closed but can do a little detour and is a great little hike.

hiking
over grown
6 months ago

hiking
no shade
over grown
rocky
7 months ago

Great trail but a little over grown in some areas. Scenic views but no shade with some very soft trails going up the hill.

hiking
over grown
9 months ago

closed
10 months ago

***Trails are closed in the Portuguese Bend Reserve area due to heavy rains***

hiking
11 months ago

Nice views. One trail was closed but we easily found another way. Good to record to keep on track as there are many turn offs. Couple tough and rocky hills. Bring water!

hiking
11 months ago

Good trail, it was MLK holiday so there were quite a few people on the trail. Very windy today. It rained 2 day ago, but the trail was in good shape except for one spot. My dog sunk up to his chest and got his face full of mud. Of course, he enjoyed it. I would do this trail again.

Wed Oct 03 2018

It was the perfect hike that was not too challenging, but enough to work up a sweat!

Sun Aug 19 2018

Good challenge hike. Nice views with cool ocean breezes.

Mon Apr 02 2018

Great hike anytime of day. Beautiful scenery and a bunch of trails to chose from.

hiking
Tue Mar 13 2018

Trails closed because of weather, check trailalerts.rpvca.gov for updates

hiking
Sun Mar 11 2018

I have found that Forrestal Dr is closed off a lot, if it is you can park along the roadside outside the gate and walk up the road approximately 1/3 mile. You will come to 2 trail heads, you can take either one.

Thu Feb 08 2018

Beautiful views. Hardest loop trail I’ve done thus far. Great workout! Bring lots of water; at least have 4 cups of water on you.

hiking
Wed Jan 31 2018

Lots of incline. There’s a very steep, rocky decline in the beginning that makes for a challenging incline at the very end.

Thu Aug 10 2017

too crowded.

hiking
Fri Jul 07 2017

Kicked the butt a bit more than expected. Coulda been the heat! Really enjoyable hike with good views of the ocean, and definitely more difficult on the way back to the car.....felt damn good though.

Sun May 14 2017

Fairly strenuous hike on the way back up. I wasn't able to reach the ocean from the trail as it ended on private property. I'm not sure if there were other trails that led to the ocean. I saw a large rattlesnake coming back up the trail. There's some nice scenery, wildflowers and sycamore trees, but much of the trail leaves you exposed to the full sun.

hiking
Sat May 06 2017

beautiful trails lots of them. great bird sightings. awesome views to the ocean even on a cloudy light rain day.

hiking
Sat Jan 07 2017

Excellent views, good strenuous after New Years dinner!

hiking
Mon Dec 05 2016

Great hike with perfect scenery. The day I went it was cool and clear and could see for miles. The trail was kind of crowded but everyone was so friendly. There were also a lot of mountain bikers on the trail but they seemed pretty experience to deal with a lot of foot traffic and vice versa. I was able to park in the park parking lot but there is a lot of street parking as well. If your new to hiking or haven't hiked in awhile this might not be the hike for you. Coming back up is all uphill and my two buddies who thought this was an easy hike are still very sore after two days doing it.

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