For twenty five years, the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy has welcomed thousands of South Bay residents to family-oriented nature walks led by volunteer naturalists, historians, and geologists. Our Walk Leaders will help you discover another side of the Palos Verdes Peninsula with unique stories about the birds, wildlife, and plants of this rare open space.
All walks are free and do not require reservations. Walks are on dirt trails, and participants are urged to wear comfortable shoes with good traction and sun protection. Bring plenty of drinking water. In case of serious rain, walks are cancelled and not rescheduled. For up-to-date information on a walk, call (310) 541-7613.
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2017 Nature Walk Schedule [PDF: 520KB]
The George F Canyon Nature Center in Rolling Hills Estates offers the following series of guided hikes, bird walks, and full moon walks through this unique riparian canyon habitat. Please contact (310) 547-0862 for more information or reservations.
First Saturday Hikes
1st Saturday of the month at 9am
Join our expert guide for a hike that brings you into a wonderful world of discovery. Your guide will answer questions on habitat, geology, drainage, wildlife, folklore, and more. Free. Allow 2 hours.
Full Moon Hike
Dates and start times vary with time of full moon and sunset
Held on or near a full moon evening, this walk brings you to the top of the canyon for a fantastic view of city lights below. On this two-mile round-trip hike you will experience nocturnal delights as well as a 300 ft. rise in elevation. Lots of fun!! Bring a flashlight. Children must be at least 9 years old. Please allow 2 hours for the walk; $12 per person. Limted to 20 participants. Reservations required. Please call (310) 547-0862 to RSVP and learn the start time.
Monthly Bird Walk
1st Sunday of the month at 8:30am
Meet our naturalist at the back deck of the Nature Center then head out on the trail to learn basics of birding. Along the way, the naturalist will spot and identify species such as hooded orioles, Western tanager, black-headed grosbeak, White crowned sparrows and more. Binoculars are available for participants. Beginners welcome. FREE!
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GFC Activities Schedule [PDF: 378KB]
Guided Nature Hikes by City of Los Angeles Ranger
Every 4th Saturday at 10am (except holidays) join a park ranger for a guided family hike on the 102-acre Preserve in San Pedro through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub wildflower grassland habitat. The Preserve has handicap accessible trails and overlooks the ocean and Catalina Island.
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Garden Exploration by City of Los Angeles Ranger
Every 2nd Saturday at 10 am (except Holidays). Your family will enjoy a garden exploration and activities with the Rangers held year-round with different themes each month.
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White Point Activities Schedule [PDF: 380KB]