Malaga Cove to Bluff Cove

Los Angeles, California

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If dancing across wave-rounded boulders is your cup of tea, you’ll enjoy this moderately difficult rock-hop along the northernmost edge of the Palos Verdes peninsula. With near-vertical cliffs on one side and foamy surf on the other, you’ll truly feel that you’re treading the edge of the continent. Shoes or boots with good ankle support are recommended to deal with the uneven terrain. Find the top of the paved pathway at the far end of Paseo del Mar and walk down to the beach at Malaga Cove. Turn left along the shoreline and make your way over the obstacle course of wave-pounded rocks. After a short mile you arrive at Flat Rock Point, a popular area for tidepooling when the tide is low.
Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County

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Afoot & Afield Los Angeles County

by Jerry Schad (Wilderness Press)

If dancing across wave-rounded boulders is your cup of tea, you’ll enjoy this moderately difficult rock-hop along the northernmost edge of the Palos Verdes peninsula. With near-vertical cliffs on one side and foamy surf on the other, you’ll truly feel that you’re treading the edge of the continent. Shoes or boots with good ankle support are recommended to deal with the uneven terrain.

Find the top of the paved pathway at the far end of Paseo del Mar and walk down to the beach at Malaga Cove. Turn left along the shoreline and make your way over the obstacle course of wave-pounded rocks. After a short mile you arrive at Flat Rock Point, a popular area for tidepooling when the tide is low.

© 2010 Jerry Schad /Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Los Angeles
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: PVESP
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-min Redondo Beach
Driving Directions: Directions to Malaga Cove to Bluff Cove

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