Hiking Trail Conditions & Alerts

The Palos Verdes Nature Preserve including Abalone Cove Park is temporarily closed due to significant rain. The trails may remain closed up to 48 hours after the last rain event. For more information, contact us at trails@rpvca.gov.

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 this webpage for information on temporary trail closures and trail circulation plans, and obey all posted trail signs.

More Information About Palos Verdes Nature Reserve Hiking Trails

If you have questions, please contact the Recreation and Parks Department at 310-544-5260 or trails@rpvca.gov 

Hiking Trail Conditions and Alerts

The following trails are temporarily closed:

Ocean Trails Reserve:

Section of Catalina Trail and Bridge located between Lakeview Trail and Coastal Switchback Trail (click/tap image to view full size)

Coastal Switchback Trail

Ocean Trails Map closure Catalina bridge

Portuguese Bend Reserve:

Lower Rim Trail (click/tap image to view full size) 

Peppertree Trail between Ishibashi Farm Trail (top) and Sandbox Trail (click/tap image to view full size)  

Garden Trail (click/tap image to view full size)  Portuguese Bend Reserve Temporary Closures effective March 20, 2023 Opens in new window

Abalone Cove Reserve:

Sea Dahlia Trail (click/tap image to view full size)

West Sacred Cove Trail and Cave Trail (click/tap image to view full size)

Ab Cove closure w sea dahlia