Guided Hikes in San Pedro
March 19, 2018
Residents living in apartments in California or other places of abode in the San Pedro community may enjoy guided hikes that take place every Saturday. Not only are these hikes free, but they take place all year long and they are being held on the fourth Saturday of every month.
The beauty of these guided hikes is that they will not cost you a single penny. In fact, these gorgeous nature walks will take you through the White Point Nature Preserve and the men and women in charge of the walks are trained naturalists that really know and understand the trails in the area.
Although we intend to talk about this one specific event involving the White Point Nature Preserve, we will also mention other hiking trails in the area in case you feel like going hiking alone and you’re looking for an exciting new hotspot to check out.
With that said, we will now dive much deeper into the Saturday guided hikes taking place in San Pedro. We will give details about the next upcoming event and fill you in to help you get a better idea of what the nature preserve has in store for you.
The Next Upcoming Guided Hike at the White Point Nature Preserve
As mentioned, these free guided nature walks take place every fourth Saturday. So based on the time of this writing, the next guided nature hike is going to be held on March 24, 2018 at 9 AM.
The address for the White Point Nature Preserve is 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731. Do your best to try to get to the nature preserve before 9 AM, and we recommend getting there at least 15 minutes early so you have plenty of time to spare and you won’t accidentally miss the group if you show up too late.
If you have any specific questions about these guided nature hikes, you could always contact the venue to ask them about your pressing questions. You can reach them by dialing 310-561-0917. Someone will always be available to answer your questions and discuss your pressing concerns, so do not hesitate to give the phone number a call to get any questions you have answered when needed.
What to Expect at the White Point Nature Preserve?
If you’re going to make the trek to San Pedro and visit the White Point Nature Preserve, it makes sense that you’d want to get to know a little more about the preserve and what’s in store for you during your upcoming nature march.
To start things off, the most important thing to know is that this is a large nature preserve and it makes up 102 acres of land, which is basically restored coastal sage scrub habitat as well as hiking trails that not only overlook Catalina Island, but also overlook the ocean too. The best thing about the trails is they are also handicap accessible, which makes this one of the most inclusive hiking trips in the San Pedro area.
The Department of Parks and Recreation for the city of Los Angeles actually owns this nature preserve. Believe it or not, this beautiful park sat empty for over 20 years and it was completely surrounded by a chain-link fence. But the community members wanted to have a beautiful park of their own, so they contacted the city and asked them to turn the land into a nature preserve.
When they ended up getting their wish, a 25 year management plan and agreement was put into place to conserve this beautiful land in 2001. And for the last 17 years, the nature preserve has been dramatically restored by members of the community, a wide range of volunteers, and other nature specialists that helped to plant grass, native scrub, and they even created all the beautiful public trails. Plus they created eco-friendly permeable parking and signage as well, so this nature preserve truly is a thing of beauty.
While there, you can also visit the White Point Nature Education Center. The education center is amazing because the Parks and Rec department in California received grants from major institutions and corporate sponsors to create this vibrant setup of four native plant demonstration gardens and plenty of helpful exhibits to teach anyone interested in learning about these remarkable plants and the beautiful wildlife in the area.
Other Hiking Trails in San Pedro & The Surrounding Area
Maybe you happen to be more of the adventurous type and would prefer to go hiking on your own with family members, friends, coworkers, business associates or somebody besides a tour guide. That is certainly your option and right, so we’d like to tell you about some of the other trails in the San Pedro vicinity.
For starters, nobody said you ever had to hike the White Point Nature Preserve with a tour guide. If you feel like going by yourself, then by all means do so because the nature preserve is certainly open to you.
If you’re looking for a different trail, another option is the Portuguese Bend Nature Reserve located in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. So many people love this trail because it’s on 399 acres of land, the wildlife is amazing, and the native habitat is truly outstanding and it’s a site you’ll never want to miss.
Last but certainly not least, you may want to hike through Point Fermin Park. This gorgeous location is made up of colorful gardens, sheltered pergolas, tree shaded lawns, and so much more. It truly is a sight to behold and it’s one of the most beautiful places to take a leisurely walk in all of San Pedro, California.
Enjoy Exciting Hiking Adventures While Living in Gorgeous Luxury Apartments in California
The Vue is one of the most comfortable, stylish, and luxurious places to call home in all of San Pedro. Their apartments have all the best amenities including stacked washers and dryers, sleek modern faucets, imported tile flooring, spectacular ocean views, floor-to-ceiling windows and more. The neighborhood is also marvelous as you’re about to find out, and if you love walking it’s one of the most walking friendly communities in not only California but the United States of America as well.