Nature Preserve Hiking Trail Information & Maps

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park

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.

If you visit the Nature Preserve trails for hiking, please do so responsibly and be mindful of your interactions. Please read the LA County Department of Public Health (LADPH) health guidelines for trails and their "Sharing the Trail" etiquette tips.

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.

Visit the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve webpage to learn more or email us at or call us at 310-544-5353.

Wooden posts and rope on sides of a trail going down a hill toward the ocean

Contact Open Space Management staff by emailing us at or 310-544-5353. Report violations to the Preserve Info and Report Line at 310-491-5775.