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The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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  • Camping along the Trans-Catalina Trail.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Taking in the views along the Trans-Catalina Trail.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Cat Harbor seen from the Trans-Catalina Trail.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Crossing Serrano Creek on the Serrano Creek Trail.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Exploring the canyon walls along the Red Rock Canyon Trail in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Red Rock Canyon Trail.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • The Coal Canyon waterfall, a 20-foot falls running over a mineralized ledge.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Abalone Cove Shoreline Park with Portuguese Point in the distance.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • View of Cabrillo Beach looking east toward Long Beach.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • View south toward Santa Catalina Island from White Point, Royal Palms Beach Park.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • View from Balboa Pier of Newport Municipal Beach.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • View from the Hermosa Beach pier of Manhattan Beach Pier.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Manhattan Beach Pier.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Redondo Beach.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Will Rogers State Beach.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Surfer at Topenga State Beach.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Hermit Gulch Campground.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Hermit Gulch Campground.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Santa Ana River Trail.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Santa Ana River Trail.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Point Vicente Lighthouse Park.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Upper Newport Bay saltwater marsh.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Venice Canal Walkways.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Gwen Moore Lake at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Santa Monica Pier.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Picnic area at Palisades Park, Santa Monica.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • View of Santa Monica State Beach and Santa Monica Bay from Palisades Park.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Picnic area at Temescal Gateway Park.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Eucalyptus trees near the entrance of Temescal Gateway Park.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • The Central Garden at the Getty Center.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Fullerton Arboretum.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Views of Mount Baldy to the north.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Panorama Park Summit Trail lives up to its name.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • MacArthur Park.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • MacArthur Park Lake.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Venice Beach at sunset.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Santa Monica Pier from Venice Beach.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Venice Beach at sunset.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Point Vicente Interpretive Center.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Point Vicente Lighthouse Park.- The Complete Guide to Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Rancho Palos Verdes is a city just south of Los Angeles and located right on the Pacific Ocean. It sits up on the Palos Verdes Hills and bluffs of the Palos Verdes peninsula. It’s an affluent community, and visitors and locals alike have plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation right at their fingertips.

With over 10 beaches just a stone’s throw away, several hiking trails within a short drive, and plenty of parks and places of interest to explore, Rancho Palos Verdes is a gem in L.A. county and a landlocked outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true.

This list of activities covers adventures as far north along the coast as Topanga State Park, northeast over to downtown L.A., east to the Chino Hills State Park, and south to Silverado and Newport Beach. They are all located within about 60 miles of Rancho Palos Verdes.

With so many outdoor experiences to pursue in such a small area, Rancho Palos Verdes is quite the southern California outdoor dream town.

Hiking

Surfing and Beaches

Camping

Cycling

Places of Interest and Parks 

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