Trail Conditions & Alerts


If you visit

In accordance with guidance from the County of Los Angeles, on May 13, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes reopened beaches, parks and trails, including the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve, with physical distancing required. 

The City encourages residents to participate in recreational outdoor activity in their neighborhoods. If you visit these areas, please do so responsibly, be mindful of your interactions and wear a face covering. All visitors MUST practice physical distancing, staying 6 feet away from others not in their household. Face coverings are mandatory at beaches when out of the water and around others. Face coverings are required at trailheads, parking areas, and on any trails where there are other groups of people nearby. Children under age 2 and anyone who has trouble breathing should not wear face coverings.

City Staff, Park Rangers and law enforcement are monitoring these areas to ensure compliance with public health directives, and parking restrictions will be enforced. Pursuant to the City Council’s March 17 local emergency proclamation, the City may close these areas if rules are not observed by the public and conditions become unsafe.

Please note that some trails may remain closed, and some trails may have designated directions of travel to encourage physical distancing.  Please note trail conditions are subject to change, and so please obey all posted signage. Please check back for up-to-date information on temporary trail closures and trail circulation plans. All park programming remains canceled until further notice. This includes all recreational activities, indoor and outdoor sports leagues, instructional courses, and group sessions/private events.

The Eastview Dog Park and the Rancho Caninos Dog Park are open. The tennis court at Upper Point Vicente Park and the paddle tennis courts at Ladera Linda Park are open. Both amenities have restrictions to comply with physical distancing and safety. Basketball courts at Ryan Park and Ladera Linda are open with restrictions.

Still Closed

Playgrounds, baseball and soccer fields, park buildings (exterior park restrooms are open)

Trails Do’s and Don’ts

DO’s

  • Check the status of trails before you visit.
  • Follow all Preserve rules, regulations and posted access restrictions.
  • Stay at least six 6 feet from others who are not members of your household at all times.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Pack out all trash.

DON’Ts

  • Don’t use trails that you know are crowded.
  • Don’t leave your home if you are sick with a fever or respiratory symptoms or are currently under isolation or quarantine.
  • Don’t gather in groups or linger at any one location except as needed for brief rests.
  • Don’t share food or water while out on the trails.

 ** Trail conditions prone to change. Obey all posted trail signage. **


** Trails within Portuguese Bend Reserve may be temporarily closed starting August 27th till September 30th for maintenance: See below for specific dates**

SCE Port Bend

9/25, 9/30 & 10/6 - Water Tank Trail Closed

10/6 - Burma Road - between Water Tank Trail and Vanderlip Trail.  Also Between Toyon Trail and Landslide Scarp Trail

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The following trails in Portuguese Bend and Filiourm Reserves are "One Way" trails:

Peacock Flats Trail, Ishibashi Trail, and Rattlesnake Trail.  Please abide by all directional markers. 

Portuguese Bend Trail Map oneway

As of 9/4/2020:

The following trails are closed: 

Lower Rim Trail in Portuguese Bend Reserve.  

Sea Dahlia, West Sacred Cove and Cave Trails in Abalone Cove Reserve.

Seascape Trail in Vicente Bluffs Reserve will closed for construction.