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Portuguese Bend Loop

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (3) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A short loop that starts with views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island.


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2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

Loop

1,170' 357 m

High

616' 188 m

Low

557' 170 m

Up

558' 170 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

Family Friendly Well-maintained, flat, and wide trails.

Overview

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.

Description

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brandon Jew

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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  4.3 from 3 votes
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Pacific Ocean from a crevice
Jul 15, 2018 near Rolling…, CA
Pacific Ocean & Beaches
Jul 15, 2018 near Rolling…, CA
Pacific Ocean & Catalina Island
Jul 15, 2018 near Rolling…, CA

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Apr 27, 2021
Eugene Tsoy
Feb 28, 2021
Eugene Tsoy
14h 15m
Sep 13, 2020
Abe Murad
Jul 26, 2020
Erica Contreras
Jul 20, 2020
Jerry Jacob
Trail run — 18h 58m
Aug 9, 2019
Lawrence Vizconde
My first hike. After my wife challenge me that I just keep saying I want to hike but not doing it, finally "vini vidi vici Portuguese bend!".
Mar 10, 2019
Gerardo Arciniega
Dec 30, 2018
Cory Cochran
Fun walk/run