LA-Hike: Winter in Palos Verdes along the Terranea Trail and Brunch/Lunch!

  • Sun, January 28, 2024
  • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Begin at Terranea Beach Trailhead parking lot
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Attention Registrants:

  1. Note the correction to the parking lot location below in yellow highlighting and corrected Google maps link.
  2. If you have not done so already during your registration process (many did not provide an answer), let trip leader John Blasco know immediately if you want to be included in the registration for lunch at the restaurant.
  3. This event is full.  If you are not going to come please cancel your registration online so that those on the waiting list may come.

Winter in Palos Verdes along the Terranea Trail and Brunch/Lunch!
  • When: Sun, January 28, 2024, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Location: Begin at Terranea Beach Trailhead parking lot, just west of Terranea Way on Palos Verdes Drive: Google Maps
  • Registration: Free but mandatory
  • Lunch/Brunch: Order off menu, pay at restaurant. Please indicate in your registration if you will be joining us for lunch. Any changes to your response must be communicated to the Trip Leader no later than Thu Jan 25.

Our winter hike begins on the bluff above Pelican Cove and beach where we will see magnificent views of the ocean and (if clear) Catalina Island 25 miles away across the channel.

From there we will embark upon the Terranea Trail which is an easy 1 mile with more stunning views of the ocean. There are lots of native coastal plants along the route and we will see many shorebirds including majestic pelicans flying above this State Marine Protected Area. It is peak whale migration season and whales and dolphins are commonly seen along this coast.

For a short hike there is so much to see! Before we have lunch we will take a pause at the Terranea Beach and explore the amazing hidden gem of Hudson's Bluff Sea Cave.

At 12:30 we have a reservation for 18 at Nelson's for Brunch/Lunch. Nelson's is a special treat casual dining experience perched on top of the scenic Terranea bluff. Please open this link to the menu and consider what drink and food you will order. Be sure to note the prices and be prepared for the only part of our event that is not free:

Picnic option: If you prefer to bring your lunch, there are places on the trail nearby to picnic.

Our return hike will include a stroll through the 105 acre 5- star Terranea Resort.

Optional: Once we have returned to our cars at Pelican Cove there will be an optional hike (an easy additional 1.2 mile round trip) along the Trail to the Point Vicente Lighthouse and Interpretive Center Museum and gift store:

Lunch/Brunch is optional and drink/meal paid on your own. Please indicate on registration if you will be joining our reservation.

Bring: Drinking water in reusable bottle, sun protection, and wear sturdy footwear. Carry your emergency contact info with you at all times.

Hike Leaders: John Blasco and Steve Simola

Questions: Contact: John Blasco (562) 726-4165 or

If you need to cancel your registration, it is very important that you please contact John so that persons who may be on a wait list can be accommodated. Thank you.

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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