Portuguese Bend Reserve

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The Portuguese Bend Reserve located in Rancho Palos Verdes, California spans 399 acres of coastal sage scrub, canyons, and rare vernal pools. As part of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, the reserve boasts diverse ecosystems, including unique vernal pools hosting specialized aquatic life. Well-maintained hiking trails, such as Burma Road and Paintbrush Trail, wind through canyons, providing panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. The area's geological instability, evident in past landslides, adds intrigue to the landscape. Kindly be aware that as of now, parking on Crenshaw Blvd and at Del Cerro Park requires a parking reservation, which comes with a fee of $10.35 for a duration of 2 hours and 45 minutes. These reservations must be made at least one hour prior to your visit through rpvca.gov/parkmobile. Alternatively, if you’d like to save a few bucks, parking on Crest Road and walking the extra 0.4 miles is still free.