Palos Verdes – Portuguese Bend

TRAIL NAME: Portuguese Bend trail starting from Del Serro Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

HIKE DATE:  Sunday, December 03, 2017

MEETING TIME: 8:00 am to 8:15 am
(Please be on time, we’ll meet for about 15 mins and get started at 8:15 am)
Return Approx.: 12:15 pm

HIKE LEAD:  Robert Bittner

HIKE LEVEL:  Level 5  – (Moderate workout – Starts with easy down hill sections, Good Uphill trail sections upon return)

WHAT IS A HIKING LEVEL?:
Find out more about hiking levels here:
https://latrailhikers.com/about/hike-levels/

HIKE RSVP (Optional, but helps us know how many to expect):
https://www.facebook.com/latrailhikers/events

HIKE LENGTH: 4.3 Miles (Round Trip)

HIKE DURATION: 2.5 Hours (approx)

MEETING POINT:
Del Cerro Park – (Meet at Corner of Crenshaw Blvd & Park Pl by the “Del Cerro Park” sign)
2 Park Place
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

DIRECT LINKhttps://goo.gl/maps/7KQXzaGPmbN2

PARKING FEE:  There is no cost in to park at the meeting point/park and at the trail head. However, parking is quite limited, and you may need to park further down the street from the park. Please arrive early to get a good parking spot.

portuguesebendmap
Map courtesy of Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) http://www.pvplc.org

TRAIL WALKTHROUGH:  We will hike downhill on Burma Road trail to Palos Verdes Drive, take a break and head b trail. Portuguese Bend is a series of trails ranging from easy to advanced, letting everyone from hikers to mountain bikers get a great workout. The sun-exposed hills can be brutal, but the views more than make up for it.  We’ll go down to the the Palos Verdes Drive area along these trails. Should we have ample time, we’ll try and go across the street and down to a cliff side area near the edge of Abalone cove.

REQUIRED:  At least 1 liter of water, hat, sunglasses, sunblock, a snack.

RECOMMENDED: Comfortable walking shoes with good traction and hiking pole. Additional water.

HIKE AREA LINK:  http://www.pvplc.org/_lands/docs/Portuguese_Bend_Trail_Map.pdf

DOG-FRIENDLY?: Friendly (all dogs must be on leash), Must pick up after your pet and provide them with their own water and drinking container.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE WITH THE GROUP ON THIS HIKE?
1. Read the Hike’s Details we link at the very top of this page.
2. Make sure that the Hike Level accommodates your hiking experience.
3. If, and only if it suits you, then RSVP for this event and show up the day of the hike with all necessary gear and water (we mention everything you need on the details page for this hike).

MY FRIEND SAID I CAN DO THIS HIKE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, RIGHT?
We take your safety quite seriously, and would not like for you to attend a hike you’re not ready for.  You know your body and hiking experience better than your friends. Whether you are a first-timer or an experienced hiker, please read our hike details page as the hike may not suite your experience level. We have a better experience if every hike has hikers of the intended level.

DISCLAIMER: LA Trail Hikers and its Leads/Organizers/Participants do not take responsibility for any harm,bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hike, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as hiking, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water and the right gear/equipment/nutrition essential to complete the hike. You are fully responsible for yourself.

DISCLAIMER: LA Trail Hikers and its Leads/Organizers/Participants do not take responsibility for any harm,bodily injury, accidents, or damage to personal property. By clicking “Attending,” or attending the hike, you confirming that you understand that all outdoor activity such as hiking, backpacking, and trekking have an associated danger, and will not hold any hike lead/organizer, participant, LA Trail Hikers, or any group associated pet responsible for any hazard to your well being. Additionally, you will not be allowed to participate with the group if you are not adequately prepared with enough water and the right gear/equipment/nutrition essential to complete the hike. You are fully responsible for yourself.

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