Shipwreck Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Palos Verdes Peninsula, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 410 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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This is a rocky hike along the beach to a shipwreck site. Although the hike is near the road, it has great views. Wear sturdy shoes. Great ocean views, lovely bays, exciting shipwreck to explore, rocky shoreline.

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rocky
20 hours ago

this trial is really awseome but it's about 90% rocky and rough terrain really suggest taking shoes with extremely good grip as well as be ready for you're ankles to take a beating

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22 hours ago

Little hard to hike but amazing views!..

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rocky
2 days ago

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8 days ago

The views are unbeatable but the rocks can take a toll so be prepared. Went on a Tuesday was not crowded at all

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9 days ago

My first time here. I did all the trail, until the end and it was difficult. The end of trail where is the rusty tractor and more rusty metal everywhere. I recommend only to walk 2 miles or less and back. The 1/4 of trail is with soil and another 3/4 are pebbles. It is easy park, nice ocean views. You Need special shoes and water. If you go kids or dogs only do half. I kept hiking more after truck and the rocks are big not stable and 20 more minutes like that until i found exit where it was difficult to go up.

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rocky
9 days ago

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rocky
10 days ago

Beautiful coastal hike in Palos Verdes. Easy parking. Like other reviews said, it’s a bit rocky the entire way but very manageable. Dogs are allowed on leash but may be rough on their feet.

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10 days ago

One of those trails you only do once. If youre just going for the wreckage, walk down the cliffside along the pipe. Save yourself the 3mi+ of rocks. Everyone also says go during low tide. We were on the trail at the time high tide was supposed to hit and werent affected at all. Lastly boots > anything else. Good luck!

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bugs
10 days ago

Beautiful views. First mile or less is a trail and then it’s just rocky beach so “hike” is relative the rest of the way. Watch out for sea life carcasses and bugs. Hiking boots recommended.

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rocky
10 days ago

A friend suggested I try this trail and it was definitely worth the drive. They suggested to park at 650 Paseo Del Mar and walk up to the trail entrance. Being trekking poles since some of the rocks can be unstable. It was a beautiful trail, although hard on the feet and knees. I ended up doing a loop and going past the shipwreck and climbing up the rocks to street level and walking the rest of the way on the street back to my car.

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rocky
11 days ago

Loved this hike. Steep trail leading down to the beach, but it is totally worth it. Beach is rocky with lots of interesting things to see. Hiking on the beach is a little difficult due to the rocks, strong shoes or hiking boots are definitely needed.

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rocky
17 days ago

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rocky
19 days ago

This hike is an ankle killer. Loose rocks the whole way. I wouldn't recommend bringing your dog. Check the tide before you go.

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19 days ago

Ben and I. Beautiful view however rocket majority of the time

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rocky
20 days ago

Love this hike but if you are looking for a beach forget it! Best work out for balancing . All rocks! This place rocks!

2 months ago

This is a beautiful hike, yes its rocky, but makes for great adventures, especially with the kids. When the tide is low there are tons of little creatures for the kids to look at in the tide pools. I've been there twice with my kids and we love it. Come prepared because it is challenging and you have to watch where you step, but its doable. Bring your walking sticks and that helps with balance. Have fun! I was afraid to try it because the low reviews, but it's not as bad as I thought it would be.

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rocky
2 months ago

No vayas a esta caminata!!!!! la entrada es agradable porque es plano, pero llegando a las rocas olvídate es solo rocas. No debería estar en esta aplicación. No le doy ninguna estrella !!!! pero tengo para dar este comentario . Fue horrible!!!!!

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rocky
2 months ago

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rocky
3 months ago

Once you get down from the short trail it's just miles of rocks. Wear good hiking shoes. It's brutal.

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3 months ago

Big hike with Russell and Suzie ..weather was amazing

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4 months ago

Beautiful but all rocks, not good for kids or dogs.

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4 months ago

Please don’t go without water shoes, yoga pants because the wave gets really high as most of trail your walking by the water on the rocks

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