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George F Canyon Preserve

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Sign near the trail head

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View of George F Canyon from Palos Verdes Drive E

Stein/Hale Nature Trail

This is a short 1.5 mile hike round trip through a scenic riparian canyon with a flowing creek, located in Rolling Hills Estates on the Palos Verdes Peninsula at the corner of Palos Verdes Drive N and Palos Verdes Drive E.   Park in the lot next to George F Canyon Nature Center.  The nature center is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday--operated by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy.  The trails are open daily from dawn until dusk. 

Choose between two trail heads leading into the canyon, one in the native gardens at the nature center or walk down Palos Verdes Drive East to the second trail head just past the preserve sign.

Printable map and interpretive guide:  http://www.palosverdes.com/naturecenter/trail.html

More information about the preserve (and programs including naturalist lead walks) can be found at:  http://www.palosverdes.com/naturecenter/info.html

Also see Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy's George F Canyon Preserve page (includes directions/maps) at:  http://www.pvplc.org/_lands/george_f_canyon.asp

As in all natural areas rattlesnakes are found in this preserve, in fact the day I visited a red diamondback was resting at the side of the trail and didn't appreciate being disturbed by passing hikers.  See my safety page for helpful information. 

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Abalone Cove Shoreline Park
Forrestal Reserve
Ocean Trails Ecological Reserve
Point Vicente
Portuguese Bend Reserve
White Point Nature Preserve
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