Past Meetup

PV Hike - Bluffs, Coast, Beach, and Ocean trails near Trump Golf Course

This Meetup is past

25 people went


Organizer: Ed

Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Hike Difficulty: Level 4/10

Distance: Approx 5.25 miles

Elevation Gain: Approx 1,000' cumulative

Time: 2.5-3 hours

Trail condition:

Bluff trails, coastal rocky shore trails, Switch backs between bluffs and shore


2 liters. There is a water fountain at the trail head.

Guest: ok

Dog: no

Adventure Pass: None

Restrooms: Restrooms are at the trailhead.


What to bring & wear: Hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, poles, snacks .... Please follow US Hiking Day Hike Equipment List

Directions: Take Harbor Freeway South until it ends at Gaffey. Head south on Gaffey and then turn right onto 1st Street. Go about a mile on 1st and then turn left onto Western. Go about 1.7 miles on Western and then turn right onto 25th street. 25th Street turns into Palos Verdes Dr S. Continue on PV drive to La Rotonda Drive on your left. Turn Left onto La Rotonda and go down to the end of the street. There will be a parking lot on your right. We will meet at the end of the parking lot near the restrooms and trailhead entrance.

Trail Description:

This is a loop hike consisting of 5.25 miles of ocean, cliff, shoreline, golf course, and Catalina Island view trails. There will be multiple ups and downs with a cumulative elevation gain of about 1,000 ft.

We will principally hike the bluff top trails that surround the Trump golf course. This includes hiking down and up the bluffs to visit/hike coastal rock trails and beaches. We will also be winding in between and around some golf course holes as we work our way around the entire golf course.

This is a very nice area. You can read more here:

Bluff Trails

Coastal Trails and Beaches



Our Mission:

To lift people up through hiking.

Our Policy:

We are volunteers: Your hike leaders receive no compensation for organizing this event or any other event.

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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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