Explore the most popular Dogs On Leash trails near Palos Verdes Peninsula with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Not sure if I got the right trail, but I took Bluff Cove Trail down to the beach, and just walked along the rocky beachside. Been to Bluff cove a lot, but never past the first sewer pipe. This time, I went along the rocky shore all the way around the bend (past 3 drainage pipes). Some graffiti art, and few litter that made for neat pics. Made my way to some other drainage pipe that many were coming down from, so I took it up and walked the flatter, upper trails the rest of the way back. i'd label as moderate hike as it was rather long and the stones you walk over really got my feet hurting.

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3 days ago

Very rocky. Kids got tired so we turned back. Beautiful coast.

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rocky
11 days ago

It’s rocky so you definitely need hiking boots. It’s slow paced because of how careful you’ll have to be when stepping on the rocks. I was over the trail after arriving to the shipwreck. One down side is that you’ll have to walk back on all those rocks but their is a steep trail by Oakley RD and Paseo Del Mar that gets you back to the road. It’s past the shipwreck in Lunada Bay. If you have Google maps, it shows you the trail that leads to the road. (33.7721520, -118.4230072) coordinates to the shortcut to the road. It was fun, be sure to bring snacks and water.

Small, short little hike. It is along side a little creek for majority of the hike and there are little places to stop and take a seat if you’d like. There is very little incline during the hike except at the very end. It is also a horse trail, I believe.

Eh. The only reasons I’m giving this three stars instead of two are:
1) can see snow on the mountains
2) I saw butterflies

Otherwise, this trail is pretty boring... essentially through the ‘backyard’ of homes. There is a decent incline at the end (before you turn around).

I did a shortened version of this trail. Same good impression of the first half. The second half had a lot of Foxtail weeds along the path. I missed it before. Not a good thing for young dogs.

A wonderful neighborhood trail. There is one drinking fountain maybe 1.5 miles into the path in the direction I took (along the Torrance/PV Estates boundary), plus infrequent trash cans (I really hate carrying my dog's poop). Met a lot of nice people. Fairly clean trail. A little difficult to follow when you just before the trail crosses PV Drive North. A short portion of this trail is marked Horses Only. Will do again since it's so close to where I live.

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closed
muddy
over grown
private property
washed out
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

Went after a rain so it was really muddy and slippery on the incline but on the plus side we had the whole trail to ourselves! Super easy and close to the road, so I would barely consider it a “hike” but it was a nice peaceful walk, and smelled amazing from all the flowers and plants. Overall exactly as described, especially the horse poop covering the trail which I could have done without haha

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rocky
1 month ago

Kid friendly, easy, educational Riparian trail nestled in a Palos Verdes canyon. Quite a few people.

This is a very nice and wide open trail with great views. No major hills. If you suffer from vertigo, this might not be the trail for you. Will for sure come back to this one.

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bugs
scramble
1 month ago

definitely need hiking boots. when the reviews say rocky, they mean it's literally 3.5hrs of traverseing a continuous pile of loose rocks.

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muddy
2 months ago

Good neighborhood walk. As of 1/13/19 the city/Cal Water have the entrance next to the Little League fields (where the reference map shows the trail start/end) blocked for the water pipe upgrade (a photo is posted). I had to use the Buckskin entrance. Lots of small trails. A little difficult to follow the correct path. The path was slippery in places because it rained yesterday. My dog loved the mud.

There are a lot of peacocks in the area. They have a unique call.

It's a pleasant little walk, if you don't mind a lot of people. There are some challenging trails leading down the cliff from the bluffs, but since the ground was wet from recent rains, and since I had my 5 month old puppy, I did not consider doing them. One guy told me the surfers wear soccer cleats when it's slippery to go down the steep hills. Nice ocean views, particularly of the start of the Shipwreck Trail.

It’s really short, but beautiful and great to do with kids.

We got to the parking with no problem at all. To the left side of the nature center, walk parallel towards the street and shortly after you will see the trailhead. The trail was mostly flat but at the end there was a steady incline. I don't know what people were saying about bringing toddlers on this hike. Those are some active toddlers! My boyfriend has bad knees and he said this was the perfect length. **Watch out for horse poo**!

Not a bad hike especially that I had the trail all to myself. I didn't realize horses took the trail because there was A LOT of horse poop to hop over. The trail would probably be prettier in the Springtime because it was very dry and overgrown when I went plus the stream was all dried up. There's a bit of an incline towards the end. All in all, it's a nice quick quiet trail to getaway and get the heart pumping.

4 months ago

Trail head was difficult to ID at first, but after asking around, we parked at Paseo Del Mar & Avenida Mirola. The view is amazing. Very rocky path.

Nice easy short out and back trail. Not strenuous at all. But a nice little morning nature walk. We took the dogs and they loved it!

It is a pretty hike and gives you a nice incline to get the heart pumping.

This is definitely hard but we enjoyed the adventure. Backpacked our little one down the whole way and stayed low. Our 7yr old son was very into it. When it comes to walking on rocks the whole way we didn't really mind it and it was fun working our way to the end.

Very nice trail with lots of shade. Went on a Sunday and there's a nice lot for parking. Had our two little ones, 23 month old and 8yr old. They loved it! Only one small thing was there was alot of horse poop but maybe it's not there all the time...definitely worth it.

Didn't really enjoy it. Walking on rocks all the time and the shipwreck is not worth it.

Wear real hiking boots or hard soled shoes. You can actually drive down closer to the start of the real trail. The All Trails App has you starting in the neighborhood and walking half a mile up the trail start. Some parts might be tricky during high tide so be mindful.

on Shipwreck Trail

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5 months ago

It was well worth the millions of rocks we had to walk through. We recorded about 6.5 miles total maybe because we took the long way. I’d recommend coming back up past the shipwreck to just walk a regular path back which was probably around 3.3 miles.

Loved the solitude. Extremely rocky but brautiful. Ruined a boot and was saved by a cole haan shoe that I came across and salvaged the lace. Be wary of the tides

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6 months ago

I took the drain pipe down to the shore and veered left heading to the shipwreck. It’s a long haul through often unstable rocks. I would not recommend this part of the hike for small children and dogs, nor would I recommend hiking this section alone unless you are an experienced hiker. It would be very easy to turn an ankle, and I had no phone/internet connection while I was at the shore. Once you reach the shipwreck, you have the option of scaling the cliff wall with hands and feet (dangerous and not recommended) or turning back to go the way you came in. Either option is unsavory if you are injured or exhausted. In the end, I’m glad I went. The wreck had some creepy factor to it which was fun, but I would not do it again by myself!

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6 months ago

Had a good time. Started at the parking lot right where Paseo del Mar splits off from Palos Verdes Blvd. There are a couple of ways to go down the bluff but I ended up taking the Drain Pipe way. This trail is hard only in the sense that getting down and back up the bluff is a shuffle and the whole trail is on rocks. Would def recommend taller hiking shoes for ankle support and cushy socks.

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