Alta Vicente Reserve

Lighthouse views, a World War II bunker, and coastal sage scrub

Alta Vicente Cactus WrenThis property includes 55 acres of land on the slopes below and around the Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall with impressive coastal views north over Oceanfront Estates. It is the current location of a 27-acre habitat coastal sage scrub restoration project, initiated in 2008.

The trail takes you past Battery Barnes, which was constructed in 1942 to protect the northern approach to the Catalina channel. Two 6-inch diameter coastal artillery guns were placed there, and underground bunkers were built to house soldiers, ammunition, and supplies.

Click for Google Map30940 Hawthorne Boulevard, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Parking is available at Rancho Palos Verdes City Hall, 30940 Hawthorne Blvd, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Downloadable PDFs

pdfPreserve Rules [PDF:483KB]

pdfAlta Vicente Reserve Trail Map [PDF: 809KB]

pdfAlta Vicente Habitat Restoration Plan 1[PDF: 2.41MB]

pdfAlta Vicente Habitat Restoration Plan 2 [PDF: 2.78MB]

pdfPalos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy Map (Natural Open Space Preserves on the Palos Verdes Peninsula) [PDF:4.5MB]