Positioned on a rolling hillside, this area has spectacular ocean views and wonderful hiking trails that can be accessed from the end of Ocean Terrace Drive. It’s also the location of a 21-acre habitat restoration project, initiated in 2009, and is home to several rare wildflower and bird species.
The ocean views are great throughout and in the spring the wildflowers add to the attraction. It can get very hot in the summer months, so make sure to bring adequate sun protection, as there is hardly any shade on the route. Dogs are allowed on leash.
Distance: 2.5 miles
Elevation gain: 800 feet
Difficulty Rating: Easy-Moderate
Suggested time: 1.5 hours
Best season: All year (hot during the summer)
Recommended gear: sunblock; sun hat
Ocean Terrace Dr, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 MAP
The main entrance is at the end of Ocean Terrace Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
Parking is available on city and residential streets.