With 30 miles of hiking trails and an active landslide there is always something new and different to explore. The Palos Verdes Nature Preserve is made up of 10 reserves and we'll be hiking in two of them: The Portuguese Bend Reserve and The Filiorum Reserve.
Our hike will begin in the Filiorum Reserve on the Rattlesnake Trail. The reservse consists of 900 acres and a wildlife corridor linking the Three Sisters Reserve and the Portuguese Bend Reserve. As we sweep through this area to the Portuguese Bend Reserve highlights will include Gary's Gulch and a Euclyptus grove.
The Portuguese Bend Reserve consists of rolling hills, five distinct steep canyons and rock outcrops, with coastal sage scrub habitat, a community of intensely fragrant and drought resistant shrubs and flowering plants.
Highlights include areas known as Lemonadeberry Parcel, Eagle's Nest, the Badlands, an active landslide and a pillow lava outcrop called Ailor Cliff. One of the more spectacular trails we will climb is the Rim Trail. Here we are in 2013:
Hike will be about a 7.0 mile loop with close to 2,000 feet total ascent.
And, yes.....I am allowing dogs on this hike
Our past hikes at the Preserve:
From West LA, head south on 405. Exit Hawthorne Bl. Turn right on Hawthorne for 5.5 miles then make a left on PCH/Hwy 1. Drive 1.4 miles then turn right onto Crenshaw Bl for 3.8 miles. Del Cerro Park is near the end of Crenshaw.
From LA, take the 110 south to Harbor/1 west, then to Crenshaw left.