Our Sunday CO-ED METal Hike is one of the longest running and most prestigious hiking groups in Los Angeles, going strong for over five (5) years. With over 230 consecutive Sunday hikes in more than 94 different locations, from epic caves to beautiful waterfalls, we explore the hidden treasures of Los Angeles. The CO-ED METal Hike is OPEN TO ALL. Feel free to bring yourself, your family, your spouse, your hiking enthusiast friends (METal and Non-METal), prospective members. ALL ARE WELCOME!!! This is a Dog Friendly Hike
White Point Nature Preserve
1600 West Paseo Del Mar
San Pedro, CA 90731
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GPS Coordinates: 33.716086, -118.31516
About the Location:
White Point Nature Preserve is located at the southern end of Palos Verdes Peninsula, offering a unique window into the regions past. Rings of trails connect the visitor center with the park’s main attraction, a retired military bunker with everlasting ocean views. This 102-acre history-packed park provides a one to 2.5-mile loop with 150 feet of elevation gain.
Beginning from the botanical gardens outside the information center, head west-northwest up a wide dirt road parallel to Paseo del Mar. After a short distance, a single track breaks off to the right toward the bunker, which can be seen up on the hill to the northeast.
The road continues straight, becoming paved and curving gradually up to the northern battery. The single track traces the edge of the field before climbing a sagebrush slope to the southern battery of the old military stronghold.
The bunker at White Point was built as a coastal defense site in World War II, and was in service from 1942 to 1978, though it never fired on the enemy.
The bunker is now abandoned, allowing visitors to walk around the grounds and imagine the peninsula in a militarized state. The 17-foot thick, steel-reinforced concrete ceiling over the 4,000 square foot facility creates an artificial hill that will be standing for quite some time. Another thing that won’t change is the pacifying ocean view, which you will have the opportunity to enjoy as you hike back to the trailhead.
From Los Angeles take the 405 or 110 Freeway south to the 405-110 interchange near Carson. Continue south on the 110 Freeway for 8 miles to the end of the freeway. Turn left on Gaffey Street, and make the third right on First Street. After one mile, turn left on Western Avenue (Route 213) and drive 2.3 miles until it becomes Paseo Del Mar. Turn to the left to stay on Paseo Del Mar. Turn left again into the parking area for White Point Nature Preserve after 1/3 of a mile.
From October 28, 2018 7:10 am to 09:10 am Save to calendar
Categories: METal Sunday Hikes