Join us for this 3-mile scenic round trip hike on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, followed by an optional visit to neighboring (Lloyd Wright designed) Wayfarer's Chapel and gardens. From the Abalone Cove parking lot we will join the California Coastal Trail to visit both Abalone and Sacred Coves. The hike offers stunning bluff ocean and Catalina in the distance views, native plants and flowers, rocky and sandy beaches, tide pools, and sea caves. The hike will accommodate all skill levels. The trail leads down to the rocky beach, so make sure to wear sturdy hiking boots. We hope to see south bound migrating gray whales pass by as they make there annual journey to the warm waters of Mexico from the Arctic.
Parking: 2 hours $6, over 2 hours $12, Seniors (age 62+) FREE
Bring: drinking water in a reusable bottle, lunch/snacks, sun protection, hiking poles may be helpful. Sturdy footwear recommended for trail and rocky area on beach. Bring binoculars to better see whales. Carry Emergency Contact Information.
Hike leaders: John Blasco and Joe Holliday (earth sciences professor and nature guide)
Contact: John Blasco, 562-726-4165
Registration is free and required; available to 20 persons required (please include email address).