Palos Verdes Nature Preserve


****PUBLIC NOTICE Per City Council-adopted Resolution No. 2020-11 declaring a local emergency, out of an abundance of caution and in accordance with guidance from State and local health officials to contain the spread of COVID-19, all public parks, beaches, open space, community centers, park parking lots, amenities and trails are CLOSED.  The City is implementing the following changes effective as of March 23, 2020 until further notice: All park locations, including buildings, playgrounds, dog parks, parking lots, restrooms, game courts, and fields,  are CLOSED.  All park programming has been CANCELLED. This includes all recreational activities, indoor and outdoor sports leagues, instructional courses, and group sessions/private events.  All beaches, reserves in the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve and other open space locations, including trails, staging areas, and viewpoints, are CLOSED.  For more information, please visit:


The City is implementing the following changes effective as of March 23, 2020 until further notice 

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    The Palos Verdes Nature Preserve encompasses approximately 1,400 acres comprised of eleven individual Reserves, 424 acres of which consists of the Portuguese Bend Reserve. The Preserve is owned by the City of Rancho Palos Verdes and is co-managed by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for ecological values and habitat restoration.

     This Preserve is home to coastal sage scrub habitat, a community of intensely fragrant and highly drought resistant shrubs and flowering plants. Living throughout this rare habitat are many different animals, including the threatened California gnatcatcher and coastal cactus wren. The individual reserves provide excellent passive recreational opportunities, as they are full of networks of hiking, equestrian, and bicycle trails.


Nature Reserve Information & Trail Maps
Trail Conditions & Alerts
Hikes and Tours
Rules and Regulations

Contact us at or 310.544.5353 for more info.