Filiorum Reserve

Filiorum Reserve

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Located between the popular Portuguese Bend Reserve and the smaller Three Sisters, the Upper Filiorum features deep canyons, steep hills and great ocean views. This 191-acre property acquired December 31, 2009, capped a 21-year effort to preserve 900 contiguous acres of protected open space and create a wildlife corridor. The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes brought together $6.5 million in resources from State Coastal Conservancy and more than 700 local donors to complete the acquisition of this essential piece of land.

2013-09-09 15.04.56There are a variety of trails that go through the park, so many routes are possible. Keep an eye out for snakes in this area, especially during the warm season.

The McBride Trail, along the upper crest of this reserve, is a nice easy trail that extends along the ocean side of the homes on Ocean Terrace Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes. From this trail there are magnificent views of the ocean and Catalina Island, as well as a close-up look at the Peninsula’s characteristic geology.

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous or want a longer more strenuous hike, you can take one of the other trails that connect to the neighboring reserves. Download a Brochure & Trail Map here.

Filiorum Reserve
916 Silver Spur Rd, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Access Filiorum Reserve from McBride Trail located at the end of Ocean Terrace Drive, south of Highridge Road.

Parking is available on city and residential streets.

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy hosts nature walks throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Check our South Bay Events Calendar for upcoming events and hikes.

Brochure & Trail Map
Preserve Rules

NOTE: All readers hike at their own risk, and should be aware of the possible dangers of hiking, walking and other outdoor activities. The author does not take any responsibility for injuries sustained during hikes or walks on the routes described here.
It is always a good idea to verify date, time, location and other information prior to going.
While we strive to present information as accurately as possible, Best of the South Bay is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.

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