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Local Day Hikes

Listed below are several hikes on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. They offer very scenic views of the South Bay and Los Angeles basin, are not particularly strenuous, and are relatively short in length.

To the best of our knowledge, these directions are accurate at the time of printing. But, conditions do change and you may be hiking faster or slower than the 2.5 to 3 m.p.h. that we used. Any person using this guide is responsible for his or her own safety and assumes all risks and full responsibility for any and all damages or injury which may result from the use of these routes.

Hike Time Distance Starting Point
Malaga Cove Hike 1 hr 2-3 mi Neptune's Fountain
Telephone Pole Hike 1-2 hr 3-4 mi Ernie Howlett Park
Purple Canyon Trail Loop 1-2 hr 3-4 mi Portuguese Bend Gate
Bowie & Willow Springs Hike 1-2 hr 3-4 mi PV Dr. N & PV Dr. E
Thoroughbred Trail Hike 1-2 hr 3.5 mi Crenshaw Blvd. & Silver Spur Rd.
Rattlesnake Hike 1-2 hr 3.2 mi Del Cerro Park