Looking for a great trail near Rancho Palos Verdes, California? AllTrails has 27 great hiking trails, trail 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 Abalone Cove Shoreline Park or George F Canyon Open Space. 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 1,190 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
21 hours ago

Trail is short but sweet. Steep down and steep up. Better wear shoes with traction. Ocean vews going down at the beginning are decent. 3 stars because there are better trails in PV.

hiking
over grown
22 hours ago

This was a great afternoon hike! It was overgrown, but not impossible to navigate and actually really pretty! The tall weeds and flowers give you an Alice In Wonderland feeling! We took the wrong trail on the way down to the cove, but it ended up okay because many trails end up in the same place anyways! We took Burma on the way back to the car (we parked at the end of Crenshaw) because it is wider and less overgrown! Down at the cove we saw the tide pools and had a nice picnic on the beach

Really nice with great views.

With all the rain we’ve had the flowers are magnificent. I didn’t follow the trail exactly. I went quite a bit off of it. and wandered the other trails to avoid overlap There are parts that were very overgrown and I wouldn’t recommend unless you’re into that kind of thing. The views were magnificent.

I just went yesterday and the flowers were in full bloom. That is the reason why I marked it so high, that and the ocean view. The trail was really easy, and some of the paths were blocked by the flowers but that made it all the more beautiful.

Highly recommend this hike in the spring. The hillsides are covered in flowers. Quite beautiful.

Was great! Super steep at times, so need hiking shoes. We ended up going onto crenshaw road and merging this trail with another, made the second half much less steep and beautiful. Gorgeous photos
tho

The problem is this requires you to go along a busy road (dangerous) and some areas of the trail are overgrown. Saw a dead snake. Otherwise it’s absolutely beautiful but I felt it’s misleading because the trails are overgrown and hard to find.

Today was a good hike with my dog.

Some of the trails in the northern section have been trimmed so the mustard bloom wasn't as obnoxious as it's been (it kept hitting me in the face, particularly when the wind was up), and there was no dense growth at the edge of the trails for snakes to hide in (my dog was almost bitten on Toyon trail, now he's been vaccinated for the local rattlesnakes. It's not a cure but gives you more time to get to the emergency room).

One of the trails on the Southern end is very badly eroded to 4-6 foot deep trench (Peppertree I think) - but that trail is closed rumor has it (I'd never of course go past a trail closed sign).

The Del Cerro parking has been converted to all permit parking only - residents only.

All in all, it was a fun enjoyable hike and I'll do it, or something similar, again.

Very limited to no shade. On April 11th , The Rim Trail was closed. Overall, the views were nice and was a pleasant time.

5 stars for the incredible views! Not the most diverse trail system, but well worth it for the peace the ocean/island view brings.

Super pretty right now with all the wild flowers and cool temperatures! Can interconnect to all sorts of trails and be up on the hill all day so pack accordingly.

walking
15 days ago

Great cliff side views of the ocean and lighthouse (which you can visit on 2nd Saturday I think). Got engaged here. Really just a short walk with a view, not much of a nature hike. An hour top, two if you want to bring a picnic. A good place to bring out of town guests who want to see the ocean, but don’t care for beaches.

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bugs
over grown
15 days ago

Absolutely beautiful trail! When I say overgrown, I mean it in the best possible way. Beautiful flowers in bloom from the rains and we went on a clear sunny day. We only did the 2.7 mile loop but would love to come back and explore a lot of the other side trails that branch off of the main loop.

I saw 3 snakes! And over 100 lizards

The trail was is good condition today, although a little overgrown with mustard. I did it counterclockwise - the washed out area near the picnic table is much easier going down than up. I'd rate the washed out part as moderate.

very nice place. plenty of parking. we stayed 1.5hrs. cost $6, credit card only. it's a narrow dirt trail to beach. once at beach you will be walking on sharp rocks so water shoes are encouraged. I loved it. bathrooms at top parking area and 1 port-potty below.

hiking
over grown
19 days ago

hiking
no shade
19 days ago

We walked from the Interpretive Center to Terranea and back. Tons of wild flowers and vistas make it a lovely walk. It was less than 4 miles and easy almost the whole way. There is a restroom along the way and restrooms at the Interpretive Center and Terranea. Look for an outdoor rr next to the adult pool at Terranea if you don’t wNt to go into the resort. You can see whales if you’re lucky!

Great trails! Plenty of different trials of various levels of intensity. Especially with the rains lately hillsides are covered with beautiful flowers. The trial does get a bit busy on the weekends though.

Awesome and scenic trail. Good for anyone and pets too!! Bring camera too. Whale watching as well!

The trail was pretty good just that there was cactus that was overgrown but besides that and having to watch out for rattlesnakes it is a nice hike I definitely recommend this trail.

great hike, be careful for rattlesnakes other than that simply amazing.

hiking
over grown
23 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

Nice easy Trail. Wild flowers in bloom. As usual went with my dog.

The trailhead is not always accessible by car. Forrestal Dr is closed at the Ladera Linda Community Center most of the time (until late afternoon?), so you will have to park at the Community Center and walk the last 0.5 mi to the recommended trailhead. I've posted a recommended 2.7 mi alternative to the trail if you find Forrestal Dr closed.

If you’re feeling like Indiana Jones... and ready for snakes and bugs galore go in the dead of summer; I went at the end of March and it was a nice, cloudy, breezy morning; large weeds and stalks of flowers; a nice brier patch at one point; I felt like I was in the children of the corn at one point

Perfect place to hike in spring time! Wonderful views of the hills and ocean! Boasts a variety of wildflowers and wildlife, including lots of birds, rabbits, and lizards. Parts of this loop were closed at the Rim trail, but the Portuguese Bend reserve has plenty of other trails to explore. Keep an eye/ear out for bikers on the more narrow trails... had a couple of close calls. My dog and I started at the top, worked our way down, and back up again. Definitely check out the view from the top at the overlook! 10/10 would hike again.

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
28 days ago

amazing views... Really HOT and big hills... PLEASE take extra water you'll need it!

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