Located on 36 picturesque acres in Rolling Hills Estates, the Preserve & Nature Center is a serene setting nestled in one of the most pristine canyons on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. While it’s more of a nature walk than a hike, a two-mile loop trail follows a small stream through a native habitat of Arroyo Willow trees. The trail only ascends 400 feet, but on a clear day you capture views of the entire Los Angeles basin.
Inside the Nature Center, which overlooks a restored native garden, visitors can learn all about the plants, animals, insects and natural history of the canyon, plus get a close-up look at a few of the reptiles and amphibians that live nearby. The center has a variety of programs and events, including lectures, family activities, science programs, summer programs, bird walks and full moon night hikes. For a calendar of events and activities, click here.
The Nature Center is open Fridays 1-4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and other days by appointment for birthday parties and special events.
George F. Canyon Preserve and Nature Center
27305 Palos Verdes Dr E,
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90275