Birding · Views · Wildlife
Well-maintained, flat, and wide trails.
With views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, wildlife, and flowers, the preserve is a hidden gem between some of Los Angeles' most popular beaches. The trails are well-maintained and clearly marked.
Need to Know
Main trails are open for equestrians and bicycles.
Trail contains minimal shade throughout but are spacious in areas that are shaded.
At the beginning of the trail you get an outlook view on the ocean and Catalina Island. The hike heads down Burma Road Trail
into to Portuguese Bend Nature Preserve. Once the trail turns off the main road onto Ishibashi Trail
, the area is isolated and engulfed in the surrounding hills. Follow Ishibashi Trail
south past several intersections and winds down the ridge. The trail ends at Burma Road Trail
which heads both directions. Take a right to follow this route back to the parking area.
There are many alternative scenic routes to add onto this loop.
Shared By: Brandon Jew