LA - Palos Verdes Summer Vacation Day: Hike, Beach, and Relax

  • Sat, July 23, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Malaga Cove, Point Vicente Interpretive Center, Terranea Resort and Beach
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Please join us on Saturday July 23rd from 10:00 am to 4 pm for a combination of guided hikes including picnic lunch (bring your own) and optional dessert/ beverage at Terranea resort (bring a few bucks).

The hikes offer stunning scenic views and are good for beginning to moderate skill levels. The trails are along mixed (mostly flat) dirt and sandy paths.

Please arrive by 10:00 AM at:

Roessler Point and Parking Area, Malaga Cove, Palos Verdes Estates 90274

**NEW Online Carpool Organizing Feature!:

In an effort to reduce our impact on the planet GOLA is pleased to offer a new online system for setting up carpools to our events.  Carpools are recommended for this h=event   If you would like to offer to drive or request to ride, please go the link below.  Add your vehicle if you can offer rides or sign up for a ride with someone near you.  If you do not see anything when you check, add yourself to the WAITLIST, and keep checking back.

Palos Verdes July Hike Carpool Link

Gazebo at Roessler Point - Palos Verdes Estates

The gazebo was named after former councilman and mayor of Palos Verdes Estates Fred Roessler. It is located at Paseo del Mar and Via Arroyo next to the Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club and across the parking lot from Malaga Cove School.

10:15 amHike One:

Our resident geologist (just back from Africa) Professor Joe Holliday will guide us along the Malaga Cove Trail which is a scenic short coastal trail down the hill from the Gazebo to the rocks, sand, and surf of the "prettiest beach you've never heard of".

11:45 am: 

We depart for Point Vicente Interpretive Center (5.3 miles, 12-minute drive),

31501 Palos Verdes Drive West
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

12 Noon Lunch Break:

Free parking lot adjacent to Interpretive Center and Lighthouse Park area.

Meet at on lawn/picnic area just south of Interpretive Center and Museum for lunch break.

Bring your own lawn chair/blanket and packed lunch (there are also some picnic tables if available).

1:15 pm Hike Two

Easy hike around Seascape Trail in the Vicente Bluffs Reserve (2 miles round trip)

2 pm Hike Three:

Point Vicente Lighthouse to Terranea Beach (2.6 miles round trip) and Sea Cave.

This is an easy trail with breathtaking views as we pass above Pelican Cove and stroll onward to the spectacular Terranea Resort property. There we can stop and enjoy the gorgeous landscape with stunning ocean views and have a coffee/tea/gelato/or even an afternoon adult beverage. The Terranea Beach sea cave is a must sea.

Registration is free and required.

Bring: drinking water in a reusable bottle, lunch and/or snack, sun protection, and wear sturdy footwear.   Carry Emergency Contact Information.

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

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

Contact: John Blasco, 562-726-4165,

Health Issues/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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