Best trails in Rancho Palos Verdes

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Looking for a great trail near Rancho Palos Verdes, California? AllTrails has 28 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Topanga State Park or Malibu Creek State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Escondido Canyon Park or Griffith Park. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Rancho Palos Verdes ranging from 0.6 to 5.7 miles and from 141 to 1,187 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Rancho Palos Verdes
Top trails (28)
#1 - Palos Verdes Bluffs Trail
Portuguese Bend Reserve
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
Palos Verdes Bluffs Trail is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of actiShow more
#2 - Abalone Cove Trail
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 45 m
This is the main trail in the area. Surrounded by tide pools and a rocky beach, the trail is unique and full of scenery. Parking $6 Note: Dogs must be on leash on trails and are not allowed on the beShow more
#3 - Point Vicente Park
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 36 m
Please note: parking lot is reportedly closed due to COVID-19.Show more
#4 - Point Vicente Lighthouse
Point Vicente Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 42 m
Point Vicente Lighthouse is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarShow more
#5 - Forrestal Preserve Loop
Forrestal Nature Preserve
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
Forrestal Preserve Loop is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offersShow more
#6 - Sagebrush Walk Trail, Coastal Switchback Trail, and East Portal Trail Loop
Shoreline Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 59 m
Park Hours: One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. The park is also closed during poor weather conditions.Show more
#7 - Pescadero Trail
Pelican Cove Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 21 m
Pescadero Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hShow more
#8 - Palo Verdes Del Cero Trail
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 52 m
Palo Verdes Del Cero Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Rancho Palos Verdes, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is Show more
#9 - Lunada Canyon Trail
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 7 m
Lunada Canyon Trail is a 1.9 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 trailShow more
#10 - Paintbrush Trail to Portuguese Bend [CLOSED]
Portuguese Bend Reserve
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
The Rim Trail between Paintbrush and Burma Road trails is closed for assessment/repair. For updates: http://www.rpvca.gov/1007/Trail-Conditions-Alerts Del Cerro Park is a moderate trailhead located nShow more
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