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Portuguese Bend Loop

Intermediate

Trail

2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer loop
86% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 557' 170 m
Descent: -558' -170 m
High: 1,170' 357 m
Low: 616' 188 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)

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Trail shared by Brandon Jew

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

Brandon Jew

Features Birding · Views · Wildlife

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 run 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.

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

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