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Nature Walks

Palos Verdes Peninsula hiking Conservancy Guided Nature Walks

For thirty 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.

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 2019 Nature Walk Schedule

George F Canyon folowers George F Canyon Nature Preserve Walks

The George F Canyon (GFC) 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.
George F Canyon Nature Center & Preserve

pdf2019 Nature Center Flyer [PDF: 251KB]

 GFC Family Nature Walk
1st Saturday, 11am

Bring the children for an easy and educational walk in this beautiful canyon preserve. Our Naturalist will guide you through coastal sage and riparian woodland habitat to discover the unique variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects that make this urban wilderness their home. This walk concludes inside the Nature Education Center with a hands on exploration of our exhibits. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. Reservations recommended.

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 Bird Walk
4th Wednesday, 8:30 am

Join expert birder, Bob, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Redondo Beach, to search for the winged creatures that make George F Canyon their home. Free and appropriate for all ages. Binoculars supplied for beginners. No dogs on bird walks, please. Reservations recommended.

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 Moonlight Hike
June through October by Reservation Only

Beneath the light of a big illuminating moon, join our naturalists to explore this beautiful canyon. This 1.8 mile hike will acquaint you with the unique geology, flora, and mysterious nocturnal creatures that inhabit this canyon after dark. Advance reservations are required. Ages 9 and older. $12 per person. Limited to 20 people. No dogs.

2019 Dates: 6/14 at 8:30pm, 7/19 at 8:30pm, 8/16 at 8pm, 9/13 at 7:30pm, 10/11 at 7pm

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White Point Nature Preserve family hike White Point Nature Preserve Walks

The White Point Nature Education Center in San Pedro (LA) offers the following series of guided hikes and bird walks through this unique coastal sage habitat.
White Point Nature Education Center & Preserve

pdf2019 Nature Center Flyer [PDF: 251KB]


 Family Nature Walk

3rd Saturdays, 11 am (except holidays)

Bring the children for an enjoyable and educational walk in the White Point Nature Preserve. You’ll begin with a stroll through our Tongva Native Plant Garden where you’ll learn how, for thousands of years, the early inhabitants of the peninsula used these native plants for survival. Then walk the trails through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat. Those choosing the more moderate hike will make there way up to a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. This walk concludes inside the Nature Education Center with a hands on exploration of our exhibits. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. Reservations recommended.

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 Bird Walk
Every 3rd Wednesday, 8:30 am

Join expert birder, Bob, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Redondo Beach, to search for the winged creatures that make White Point Nature Preserve their home. Keep one ear tuned for the “meow” of the endangered gnatcatcher, now thriving at White Point. Or maybe you’ll spot one of our burrowing owls. Free and appropriate for all ages. Binoculars supplied for beginners. No dogs on bird walks, please. Reservations recommended.

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George F Canyon folowers Self-Guided Walks

Conservancy managed trails offer a wide variety of walks and experiences, many of which feature spectacular views, native plants and wild flowers, fascinating geology, glimpses of the Peninsula's history, and animal sightings. They range from easy strolls to strenuous climbs up hillsides and ridges. A limited number of trails are accessible to those in wheelchairs or strollers for small children. Many of the trails are narrow, and you may encounter other users – hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. We encourage you to be courteous and respectful of the other users of these beautiful open spaces. Always bring water and wear adequate sun protection. You show respect and love for the land when you carry out your trash, and pick up after your dog.

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