A classic short hike to a remote-feeling bay

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

Nestled within the affluent community of Palos Verdes Estates, the Bluff Cove Trail begins at the end of Paseo del Mar and winds its way down to Bluff Cove Beach.

The trailhead is easily accessible from the residential neighborhood, with street parking available for visitors. As you descend along the Bluff Cove Trail, there are some breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, rugged coastal cliffs, and the rocky shores below.

This is a relatively short and easy hike, and the well-maintained pathway is wide and gently sloping, with wooden steps and handrails. One of the fun elements of the Bluff Cove Trail is the opportunity to explore the tidal pools and sea caves at the base of the cliffs.

During low tide, you can venture down to the rocky shoreline and enjoy a level solitude which is jarring given the proximity of LA.