Los Angeles, CA

Palos Verdes Peninsula

Point Vicente in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California.
The Palos Verdes Peninsula offers significant opportunities for running. There are some runnable roads affording incredible ocean views. There is also a huge network of trails, some suitable for running, others more rugged. Pro Tip: Palos Verdes can have spectacular wildflower blooms in March and April.
It is difficult to describe a particular run here because the geography is so large. The Village Runner in Redondo Beach has created a series of routes in Palos Verdes. Their sponsored club called Club Ed Running leads a Saturday group run, and Village Runner has a casual Sunday morning group run. Some recommended spots for running in PV:
  • Paseo del Mar. The road closest to the beach, goes for ~4 miles
  • Palos Verdes Dr. North: the best for running, with bike/bridle path
  • PV North to PV East to PV South – stopping at Trump National course is 7 miles one-way
  • Abalone Cove. A hidden gem
  • 21-mile ‘Run the Peninsula’. The folks at Village Runner have mapped this one out.



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