We will explore some of the highlights of the Palos Verdes Wilderness Preserve. This area is made up of 5 separate reserves – Forrestal, Portuguese Bend, Upper Filiorum, Three Sisters, and Abalone Cove Preserves. You will be able to have a good ocean views along with the Catalina Island. We will go down to the beach area to explore some of the inlets and coves.
Starting from McBride Trail, then Barkentine Trail, which turns into a street named Barkentine Rd. After crossing the Pacific Coast Highway, continue with Barkentine Rd then turn left to Sea Cove Drive. Then we will walk the trails of the Abalone Cove Shore Park. There is a restroom at the parking lot.
We will walk along the beach trails to the Portuguese Point Trail, then go down to the Cave Trail to the beach to explore the cave below the Portuguese Point. We will continue along the beach to hike the Inspiration Point Trail.
The return trip we will cross the Pacific Coast Highway to Peppertree Drive, then Peppertree Trail. From there they are many trails to get us back to the Ocean Terrace Drive. You may need Google map to find the right trails or streets to take.
The end time is just an estimate. It depends on how much time we explore the beach and coves.
Distance – about 9-10 miles
Elevation – about 1400 ft
Rating: Level 2+ Intermediate+
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Essentials: Bring water, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat
Facility: Restroom at Abalone Cove Shore Park
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