Terranea Discovery Trail

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Terranea Discovery Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately 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.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
288 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

beach

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

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2 months ago

its an easy trail , active kid friendly

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4 months ago

Really loved the views. But the trails stops and picks up mid way through the resort. Which I didn't even know it went through it. The buildings take away from the ambiance but my kids and I enjoyed it nevertheless!

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7 months ago

nice view of the ocean

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10 months ago

Nice beautiful rainy day and the trail is excellent to hold hands and walk with my beautiful wife! Going to bring kids to enjoy this trail!!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Terranea Discovery Trail is a very simple out and back hike that takes you along the Pacific Ocean. The trail is well maintained. There are restrooms, water fountains, and benches throughout the hike. At the end of the hike there is a "sea cave" for you to explore. It is the safest to see during low tide. The trail for the most part is stroller accessible for those with a family.

The best place to park is at Pelican Cove Park (31300 Palos Verdes Dr S, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275). The trail head is very close to this parking lot.

This hike will be boring for more intermediate and advanced hikers. It is great for families, families with kids, and beginners.