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





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19 hours ago

Should Not be rated as easy. You have a pretty steep climb to get to the top and may need a few rest breaks if you aren’t in great shape. Wonderful views from the top! A fun, little hike. It says bikes are allowed but I wouldn’t recommend it! Overall, a cool hike that I would like to do again.

20 hours ago

Not easy for people who have a harder time getting around (small children, older people.) Very pretty once you get to the bottom. A little bit of tide pool life. Very very rocky and hard to get around. Overall cute short hike.

Amazingly scenic. In fact you need to be careful to watch where you are going you don’t run off the edge of the trail and off a cliff.

Lots of hills so it is quite a good workout Especially if you take The switchback trails down to the beach and back.

Definitely easy. - not really a “hike.” The view is spectacular. Once you get to lighthouse, unclear how to proceed.

Good hiking, but very difficult to find parking if you don't get there early enough.

Cool place to take your dog for a nice walk.

Go early for simple parking. Was a great hike for the dog as well. We will be back.

Went down paintbrush trail aka it’s close bc of lose gravel so if you don’t have the right shoes don’t go that way. I’m use to lose gravel so for me it was fine to get to the peak by the ocean is close so I desired to go down and look at some sea life let’s just say you won’t be disappointed. And I was lucky that on my way back I found 20 bucks on the side of the road lol and then went back up on the other trail you don’t want to go up on paintbrush the gravel is to lose and lots of weathering on the rocks so it’s very unstable. Have fun be safe and take water the hike back up will get to you I hardly drank any water on the way down but on the way up I finished my 3L

fuck this place I will not step foot on any if this buffoons property

Beautiful views and great versatility.

Awesome hiking area! Varied trails which you can take all the way to the shore. Family and pet friendly.

Lovely New Years hike from our home. Saw some wildlife including a small rattlesnake. Also thankful to see some folks caring and watering planted sage brush to reinvigorate the eco system.
The canyons brush is very dry, I have concerns it’s ripe fruit for a wildfire.

It was a nice easy hike. It was flat most of the way and I loved the view! It was a bit crowded on a Sunday. A lot of people were hiking with their dogs. But, thankfully most of the trail was clean.

Great place. Only draw back no shade. None. Bring a hat and water. Windy too so lip balm would be great too. Beautiful ocean views and some inclines. Especially if you go down to the tide pools. I went on a Sunday and the parking was full when I left. Lot of dogs and most were following the rules and had them leashed. Watch out for bikes. I did not know they allowed them.

There is a wonderful place to go with every kind of people trained or not younger or older.

Pretty scenery. Trail markings could be better. Overall a good hike.

1 month ago

This is one of my favorite places! During the spring is the best❤️️

Beautiful at sunset!

Great hike. Started out at 3ish pm and got back at 5 and was able to watch the sunset and all the magnificent colors it made. Easy hike down , we choose to come back the same way. There are lots of different hike and routes you can take. ext time I will hike back all the way down to the beach. I’d definitely do this as a solo hiker.

beautiful area

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