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Los Angeles: Portuguese Bend

Amazing views of Catalina Island and Abalone Cove unfold right from the start of this 5.2-mile hike. Minutes from metro L.A., this quiet wildland is also home to red-tailed hawks.

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To Trailhead

From I-405 in Hawthorne, exit Crenshaw Blvd. and drive S until road dead-ends at summit of Palos Verdes. Park and walk through the obvious gate at the end of the road.

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