Vicente Bluffs Reserve

Unique geological features, coastal bluff habitat, and beautiful sunset views

Vicente Bluffs sealThe Reserve stretches around the bluffs of Lower Point Vicente (6 acres), the Fishing Access property (9 acres), and the habitat areas within the Oceanfront Estates project (69 acres). The area contains rare coastal bluff scrub habitat and unique geological formations including dramatic hexagonal shaped columns of rock formed from black basalt. Trail reconstruction and native plant restoration activities are supported by a California Coastal Conservancy grant with the goal to reduce sedimentation along the state coastline. Monitoring of the Reserve resulted in the discovery of exciting and unexpected colonies of the endangered El Segundo blue butterfly.

Vicente Bluffs bushtitLocation:
Click for Google MapThe trailheads for Vicente Bluffs Reserve are located off Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.

Parking areas are available at several points along Palos Verdes Dr. South. See the Vicente Bluffs trail map below for information.

Downloadable PDFs:

pdfPreserve Rules [PDF:483KB]

pdfVicente Bluffs Reserve Trails Map [PDF: 5.11MB]

pdfFishing Access Restoration Plan [PDF: 280KB]

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