LA - Palos Verdes Hike: Hills, Rocks, and Ocean Hike

  • Sat, May 21, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Forrestal Nature Reserve and Founders Park/Ocean Trails Reserve
  • 6


Registration is closed

Please join us on Saturday, May 21st from 2 PM - 6 PM for a combination of hikes along the trails of Forrestal Reserve (  and Ocean Trails Reserve in Rancho Palos Verdes 


The hikes offer stunning scenic views and are good for beginning to moderate skill levels. The trails are along mixed dirt terrain and the ocean trail leads down to the rocky beach, so make sure to wear sturdy hiking boots or strong hiking sandals.

Parking: Free at both Ladera Linda Park (adjacent to Forrestal Reserve) for Hike One and at Founders Park (next to Trump Golf Course) for Hike Two.  Also, there is plenty of free street parking adjacent to the lot along Trump National Drive between Palos Verdes Drive.  Carpool if possible!

About: Trump was required by the California Coastal Commission to keep the park, parking lot, restroom and golf course path open to the public for public access to the coast. A conservation easement over the land preserves the sensitive habitat from development. 

Contact: John Blasco, 562-726-4165,


  • Hike OneForrestal Reserve 

Length: 2.7 mi  Elevation gain: 757 ft  Route type: Loop

Starts at 2 PM

Meet at Ladera Linda Park parking lot:

32201 Forrestal Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Hike Two: Founders Park/Ocean Trails Reserve 

Length: 2.0 mi   Elevation gain: 265 ft   Route type: Out & back

Starts at 4 PM

Meet at Founders Park parking lot:

1 Trump National Drive, Palos Verdes, 90275

Hike leaders: John Blasco and Joe Holliday (geologist and nature guide)

Contact: John Blasco, 562-726-4165,

Registration is free and required (please include email address).

Bring: drinking water in a reusable bottle, snacks, sun protection, wear sturdy footwear.  Hiking poles may be helpful.  Carry Emergency Contact Information.

We recommend you read our suggested 10 essential items to bring - click here

Health Problems/allergiesIt is the responsibility of participants to carry on their person a record of significant allergies, medications and medical history in the event of a medical emergency.  Discuss any medical concerns with the hike leader if you wish.

Current COVID-19 Requirements: Most of our participants are vaccinated, and we ask that you get vaccinated and boosted if able to. Together, we are fighting the spread of this deadly virus and its variants! We ask all outing participants to comply with the following:

  1. I will follow Federal, State and local COVID guidelines as well as the directions of the event leader(s). See Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
  2. I will not attend if feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID.
  3. I will contact the Trip Leader if I test positive for COVID within 14 days of the event.

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