The Palos Verdes Nature Preserve contains 15 individual Reserves spread out across approximately 1,500 acres. The Portuguese Bend Reserve is the largest at 424 acres. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes owns the Nature Preserve and co-manages it with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for ecological values and habitat restoration.
As a reminder to anyone visiting the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve: there are delicate plant and wildlife habitats here. We urge you to respect and protect the natural beauty as you use the numerous hiking trails, equestrian trails and bicycle trails. Use the links below to view maps for the individual trails within the Nature Preserve, or use the links in the menu to learn more about each of 11 individual reserves with public access such as Alta Vicente or Ocean Trails.
Check Hiking Trail Conditions First
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes reopened beaches, parks and hiking trails--including the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve--on May 13, 2020, in accordance with guidance from L.A. County. City Staff, Park Rangers and law enforcement are monitoring these areas to enforce public health directives and parking restrictions.
Hiking trail conditions can change from day to day. Check the Hiking Trail Conditions & Alerts webpage for information on temporary trail closures and trail circulation plans, and obey all posted trail signs.