Preserve Maps

The Palos Verdes Nature Preserve Agua Amarga Agua Amarga Abalone Cove Abalone Cove Alta Vicente AltaVicente Three Sisters Portuguese Bend Vista Del Norte Upper Filiorum Reserve Vista Del Norte Forrestal Forrestal Ocean Trails San Ramon Ocean Trails Vicente Bluffs Upper Filiorum Reserve
Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve
Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve

Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve features two beaches (Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove), tidepools, bluff top viewing areas and trails crisscrossing the area. The 109-acre Preserve contains an official State Ecological Preserve with important natural marine resources, and the bottom of the Portuguese Bend landslide. Two promontories, Portuguese and Inspiration Points, frame Sacred Cove with its seacaves, black sand and rare plants.

The adjacent parking area (a fee is charged), multiple picnic tables, and restrooms are not in the Preserve, but add to the options for public enjoyment of the area.

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Agua Amarga Reserve
Agua Amarga Reserve

This 59-acre Reserve contains two canyons - Agua Amarga and Lunada, which merge at their western ends just above the border with Palos Verdes Estates. Agua Amarga Canyon was acquired in 2005 and can be seen below Hawthorne Boulevard across from Ralph's Market. It is home to many California gnatcatchers.

Lunada Canyon was once prime land for development. A gift to the Conservancy in 1992 from the E.K. Zuckerman family created the Land Conservancy's first natural area. Habitat restoration grants have resulted in the creation of three acres of coastal sage scrub and a willow wetland.

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 Alta Vicente Reserve

Alta Vicente Reserve

This property includes 55 acres of land on the slopes below and around RPV City Hall. It is the current location of a 15-acre habitat restoration project initiated in 2008.

 

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Three Sisters Preserve

Three Sisters Preserve

This 99-acre parcel has spectacular ocean views and wonderful hiking trails that can be accessed from the end of Ocean Terrace Drive. It is home to several rare wildflower and bird species and the location of a 2009 21-acre habitat restoration project.

 

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Portuguese Bend Reserve
Portuguese Bend Reserve

The Portuguese Bend Reserve is the 399-acre area that was preserved in 2005.  It consists of rolling hills, steep canyons and rock outcrops, with significant habitat and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Catalina Island.  Located below and to the east of Del Cerro Park, it includes the areas known as the lemonade berry parcel, eagle’s nest, the badlands, the active landslide and dirt extension of Crenshaw Boulevard.  This area has numerous important trails and geological features such as Ailor cliff and the pillow lava outcrop.

Included in this Preserve at this time is also the Del Cerro Buffer, a 17-acre parcel immediately below Del Cerro Park.  This area burned in 2005, and the regrowth is characterized by many native plants with deep roots that result in increased slope stability.
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Forrestal Reserve

Forrestal Reserve

With some of the best remaining native wildlife habitat and hiking trails, this 155-acre preserve is a key component of the Peninsula’s natural environment and a significant part of the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve.

 

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Ocean Trails Reserve
Ocean Trails Reserve

The Ocean Trails Reserve includes habitat areas restored or preserved by Trump National Golf Course south of Palos Verdes Drive. Conservation easements were placed over the adjacent 54-acre Shoreline Park and 65 acres were restored with habitat for the California gnatcatcher.

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San Ramon Reserve
San Ramon Reserve

This Reserve includes all of the 100-acre parcel that surrounds the switchbacks of Palos Verdes Drive East.

 

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Filiorum Reserve  
Upper-Filiorum

This 191-acre property was acquired by the City in December 2009, and links the Three Sisters and Portuguese Bend Reserves.  It boasts beautiful ocean views and wildflower viewing.

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Vicente Bluffs Reserve

Vicente Bluffs Reserve

This Reserve includes the bluffs of Lower Point Vicente (6 acres), the Fishing Access property (9 acres) and the habitat areas within the Oceanfront Estates Project (69 acres). This Reserve contains high quality coastal bluff scrub habitat and some unique geological formations.

 

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Vista Del Norte Reserve

Vista Del Norte Reserve

This 14-acre Reserve is located above Indian Peak Drive, on the slopes overlooking the Peninsula’s commercial areas.

 

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