Trail Conditions & Alerts

CLOSED

*****ATTENTION*****The Palos Verdes Nature Preserve is now closed due to rain.  The Preserve may remain closed for 48 hours or more after the last rainfall to allow trails to dry out for public safety and to prevent damage to muddy trails.  For more information, you may contact Dave Pearce with Open Space Management at 310-544-5353.

****ATTENTION****The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is conducting fuel load reductions including removing non-native trees such as acacia near Ishibashi and Grapevine Trails in the Portuguese Bend Reserve. This work will finish around Dec. 10th unless delayed by rain.  These trails will remain open to the public, except trail users should be alert on weekdays to contractor vehicles traveling the trails.  If there is not room for the vehicle to pass, a trail user may need to turn back till arriving at a trail junction (this is especially true for equestrians due to the noise of these tractors).  ====Also, in Portuguese Bend Reserve, the upper section of Rim Trail between the trailhead at the City of Rolling Hills boundary to the Ishibashi Trail junction will be CLOSED for this non-native tree removal project mentioned above.  This CLOSURE will start on November 26th, but it will be RE-OPENED sometime on November 27th and stay OPEN through December 1st.  Rim Trail will be CLOSED again from December 2nd through the 6th.  Please plan accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience.   For more information, you may contact PVPLC Conservation Director Cris Sarabia at csarabia@pvplc.org or 310-541-7613.

****ATTENTION****Due to construction, the pathway on the west side of the Trump National Golf Club (near the current residences) that connects Palos Verdes Drive South with the western trails in the Ocean Trails Reserve for pedestrian use is temporarily closed.  California Coastal Trail in this area is included in this closure.  March 1st of 2020 is the tentative reopening date.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Access to the trails in the Ocean Trails Reserve including CA Coastal Trail will still be possible during this time via Trump National Drive and Founders Park.  For more information, you may contact Dave Pearce with the City of Rancho Palos Verdes Recreation & Parks Department at 310-544-5353 or davidp@rpvca.gov


Please continue to check this website for the latest trail conditions, or contact Open Space Management by email or 310-544-5353. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Portuguese Bend Reserve

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Portuguese Bend Reserve








The following trail is closed for assessment and/or repair:

  • Rim Trail between Paintbrush and Burma Road trails.

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park and Reserve

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Abalone Cove trails closed The following trails are closed for assessment and/or repair:

  • Sea Dahlia Trail
  • Sacred Cove View West Trail - (Sacred Cove East Trail Is Open)
  • Cave Trail

Pelican Cove Reserve

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Pelican Cove closure

The following trails are closed for assessment and/or repair:

  • The eastern portion of Pelican Cove Beach is closed due to rock fall danger.