LA-Hike: Palos Verdes Summer: Oceanfront Hike, Learn, and Relax

  • Sun, July 09, 2023
  • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Point Vicente Interpretive Center
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UPDATE: Due to unexpectedly high interest in this hike, the maximum number of registrants has been increased.  If you find that you cannot come, PLEASE CANCEL your registration so that others may participate. 
  • When: Sun, July 9, 2023, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Hike includes Seascape Trail, the Point Vicente Lighthouse Trail, Pelican Cove bluffs and beach and the Terranea Resort complex, more trails, beach, and sea cave. (About 4.5 miles roundtrip)

Details: Please join us for a guided hike above the rugged coastline and down to Pelican Cove Beach and onward to explore and enjoy the 105-acre Terranea Resort.

Meet in front of the entrance to Point Vicente Interpretive Center no later than 10:30 AM.

The Interpretive Center Museum and gift store is open from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM if you'd like to arrive early or visit after our event:

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

Our resident geologist and international nature guide Professor Joe Holliday will lead us along our hike highlighting information about the Palos Verdes Peninsula and its geology, oceanography, and native plants and marine animal life. 

We will start with an easy hike around Seascape Trail in the Vincente Bluffs Reserve (1.5 miles RT). 

We will proceed on the Point Vincente Trail onward to the Lighthouse along Vincente Bluffs Reserve trail to Pelican Cove shoreline and beach with incredible Catalina and ocean views.

We will then proceed onward from Pelican Cove to Terranea Resort, ocean cliff trails, beach, and sea cave.

12:30ish Lunch/Snack Break

Pack and bring your own snacks/lunch to eat at the wooden picnic tables along our way. 

After lunch we will stroll along the Terranea Discovery Trail through this spectacular resort property. We will enjoy the gorgeous landscape with stunning ocean views. The Terranea beach and cave are a must see. Before our return hike (relaxed hike) to the PV Interpretive Center, those who would like may have a coffee, tea, gelato, or afternoon adult beverage. 

Registration is free and Required

Bring: Drinking water in reusable bottle, food, sun protection, and wear sturdy footwear. Carry your emergency contact info with you at all times. We recommend you read about the Ten essential items to bring here.

Hike Leaders:  John Blasco and Joe Holliday 

Contact: John Blasco (562) 726-4165

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. 

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