Terranea Discovery Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, 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.

Length1.7 miElevation gain183 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashWheelchair friendlyKid friendlyStroller friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningBeachCaveViewsWildflowersWildlife
Description
Waypoints (0)
Facilities
Getting There

Beautiful, family-friendly walking trail featuring interpretive stations, views of Point Vicente Lighthouse, beaches, sea lions, and an alcove at the end. Accessibility: There are designated accessible parking spaces and an accessible restroom near the trailhead. This trail has a sandy surface that is soft in some areas so special tires may be required for wheelchairs/mobility equipment or strollers. It is typically at least three feet wide. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (up to 5%) except for two moderately steep sections (up to 8%) at about 0.5 miles and 0.9 miles. Beaches may not be accessible due to staircases and deep, loose sand.

There is free, public parking near the trailhead. There are well-kept restrooms and water fountains throughout the hike.

There is free parking in the Pelican Cove Parking Area (31300 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275). This parking lot has direct access to the trail head.

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (362)
Photos (607)
Recordings (440)
Completed (783)
View user's profile page
Mike Jackson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarApril 5, 2021
Hiking

Mild incline, scenic shoreline, modest crowd. Kayak rentals/tours available at the end of trail near cave

View Mike's Recording
View user's profile page
p doza
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 28, 2021
Hiking
View p's Recording
View user's profile page
Alessandro Monetti
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 26, 2021
Hiking

Nice views, easy trail. Good for dogs but please bring water and a bowl! They will appreciate it. Today is 57 degrees and sunny but feels a lot warmer. No shade on the trail.

View Alessandro's Recording
View user's profile page
Ramon Ynzunza
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 21, 2021
Hiking
View Ramon's Recording
View user's profile page
Thuy Dana
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 21, 2021
WalkingGreat!

Stunning ocean views

View user's profile page
Branden Moore
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 20, 2021
Hiking

beautiful scenery

View Branden's Recording
View user's profile page
Jamie Martinez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 20, 2021
Hiking

Was not expecting the stairs. Other than that it was a great walk.

View Jamie's Recording
View user's profile page
Danielle L
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarMarch 20, 2021
WalkingGreat!

3/20/21 Easy walk, but stunning ocean views. Very peaceful!

View user's profile page
Bea Felix
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMarch 4, 2021
Hiking

Beautiful trail. So relaxing & peaceful. I love this trail

View Bea's Recording
View user's profile page
Flavia Sparacino
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 28, 2021
Hiking

Nice and easy. You will be going into the resort at times.

View Flavia's Recording
View user's profile page
Derrick Garcia
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFebruary 28, 2021
Hiking
View Derrick's Recording
View user's profile page
Rosario Sanchez
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 27, 2021
Hiking

Beautiful views

View Rosario's Recording
View user's profile page
Michelle Zavala
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 20, 2021
HikingGreat!

Beautiful Views! However, it is called Bluff Top Trail not Terranea Trail.

View user's profile page
Morlana Kim
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 20, 2021
HikingGreat!

It’s absolutely beautiful. Easy to walk. Love the caves

View user's profile page
Nadya Balabanova
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 19, 2021
Hiking

gorgeous bluff trail with great lookout points.

View Nadya's Recording
View user's profile page
Jenny Gross
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 19, 2021
Hiking

Absolutely gorgeous stroll

View Jenny's Recording
View user's profile page
Bea Felix
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 15, 2021
Hiking

Beautiful view. Really enjoyed this hike. Ready for the next time & I’ll know where to keep walking!!

View Bea's Recording
View user's profile page
Yen-heng Lin
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 13, 2021
Hiking
View Yen-heng's Recording
View user's profile page
Robyann Jumaoas
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 7, 2021
Hiking

This hike had slight inclines but manageable. There were benches and picnic tables. Tip: you will go down stairs to the road and walk towards Nelson’s and the trail will continue. Overall good views, places to sit, bathrooms available, nice walk.

View Robyann's Recording
View user's profile page
Kawailele Noel
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 24, 2021
Hiking

The most amazing views ever!

View Kawailele's Recording
View user's profile page
Michael Mogley
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 23, 2021
Hiking
View Michael's Recording
View user's profile page
L J
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 14, 2021
HikingGreat!

Easy stroll, not really a hike but good views!

View user's profile page
Grace James
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 10, 2021
Hiking

Easy and very nice view

View Grace's Recording
View user's profile page
Domingo Lambert
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJanuary 2, 2021
Hiking
View Domingo's Recording
View user's profile page
DJ Goodman
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarDecember 27, 2020
HikingGreat!

This is a short and easy trail located on a bluff overlooking the ocean. The trail is composed of compacted (hardened) sand and easily able to walk. It is definitely family friendly with almost flat terrain. There is also a very clean restroom at the trailhead.

View DJ's Recording
View user's profile page
Zac Rice
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 19, 2020
Hiking

Very family friendly. Beautiful views. Don’t expect a challenge, though.

View Zac's Recording
View user's profile page
Frankie Evo
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarDecember 12, 2020
RunningGreat!

I'm more of a fan of "Real Hikes". I won't deny this is beautiful but a little too crowded for my taste... Views warrant the 4 stars.

View user's profile page
Alanna Ciardi
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 11, 2020
Hiking

Soooo beautiful

View Alanna's Recording
View user's profile page
Vincent W
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 5, 2020
HikingGreat!

Beautiful views and not too crowded on a late morning

View user's profile page
Nicole G
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarDecember 5, 2020
HikingGreat!
Showing results 1 - 30 of 362