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

  • Sat, December 16, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Forrestal Nature Reserve and Founders Park/Ocean Trails Reserve
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Please join us on Saturday, December 16th from 1 PM - 4 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!


  • Hike One: Forrestal Reserve

Length: 2.7 mi

Elevation gain: 757 ft

Route type: Loop

Starts at 1 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 2:30 PM

Meet at Founders Park parking lot:

1 Trump National Drive, Palos Verdes, 90275

Hike leaders: John Blasco and Joe Holliday (geologist and international 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/allergies: It 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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