Past Meetup

Heart of the Ocean Hike in Palos Verdes

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Organizer: James & Steve

Location: Palos Verdes, CA

Hike Difficulty: Level 6/10

Distance: Approx 8 miles

Elevation Gain: 1,500'

Time: 4 - 5 hours depending on the amount of time we spend at the tide pools

Trail condition: Single file trail, very little shade

Water: Minimum 3 liters

Guest: 1

Dog: no

Liability Waiver: Required. This is the link. (

Toilette: Port-a-potty about a half mile from the trail head


Directions: From PCH take Crenshaw Blvd South till it ends at Del Cerro Park, about 4 miles.Parking: Street parking at the end of Crenshaw Blvd and at Del Cerro Park

Carpool: Please sign up here. (

What to bring & wear: Please follow US Hiking Day Hike Equipment List (


Trail Description: We will be hiking in the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. From Del Cerro Park we will hike down to the Abalone Cove tide pools with a stop at Inspiration Point. After spending some time exploring the tide pools we will hike back up to Del Cerro Park via Eagles Nest and Rattlesnake trail. This is a great hike with awesome views of the ocean and Catalina Island. This is a reverse hike in that we will be going downhill first to the tide pools then back uphill to the starting point.


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If you have prior medical condition or a family history of illnesses pertaining to heart, lungs, brain, etc. that can be aggravated by heat and physical exertion, this is not the hike for you.If you have never done a hike of this distance or difficulty before, this hike will be very difficult for you.

It may well be your death march. The mountain is not going anywhere. We will schedule this event again in the future. Do it when your mind and body are ready.

Hiking is a recreation, not a suicide mission.

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