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● ● ●   Please review CORBA PV Trail Etiquette before riding  ● ● ●

Trails Temporarily Closed to All Users
Portuguese Bend Nature Reserve
January 27th through March 7th
 

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes will be temporarily closing trails within the Portuguese Bend Nature Reserve for trail remediation work January through March 2016 per Municipal Code Section 12.16.090.  Toyon Trail, the upper portion of Peppertree Trail, and a small portion of Vanderlip Trail will be closed January 27th through March 7th.  Additional closures may become necessary as work progresses. 

Please check the City’s Palos Verdes Nature Preserve webpage for updates, or you may contact the Recreation and Parks Department at 310-544-5260 or parks@rpvca.gov Monday through Friday for additional information.  You may also call the Ranger Hotline at 310-491-5775 on weekends for information.  

Trail Work Volunteers Needed 

Part of this trail remediation includes volunteer trail work days.  If you are interested in volunteer work, please contact the Recreation and Parks Department at 310-544-5260 or parks@rpvca.gov


Trail Etiquette
Revised 2013
 

Yield To All Others

Stop for horses. Everyone move to the downhill side of the trail.
Horses are easily frightened, so ask the rider what to do!
Don't make noise from behind a horse. Wait to restart.
Slow or stop for hikers. Ask if it's okay to pass.

Stay On Trails Designated For Bikes

  Trails open to bikes are clearly posted.
  Not all trails are open to bikes. Violators may be cited.
  If there is no sign, the trail is closed to all users.

Obey All Reserve Rules

  You are responsible for knowing preserve regulations.
  Encourage other cyclists to ride responsibly and obey the rules.
  Remember, all cyclists will be judged by your actions!
  Rangers have full enforcement authority. 

Never Make New Trails Or Modify Trails

Ride only on approved trails.
This is a nature reserve, uphold our obligation to protect it.
Destruction of habitat will not be tolerated.

Passing Others

Never speed past anyone - not even on wide fire roads.
If you can't see far ahead, slow down, anticipate.
Ring your bell well before approaching hikers.
Horses respond better to voices. Ask permission to pass.
Make the trail experience enjoyable for everyone.

Leave No Trace

Never ride muddy trails - Rules for riding after a rain
Pick up trash, yours and others’.

We Set The Example

Earn the right to ride here.
Use friendly communication to promote good will. 
Volunteer for trail work. Help maintain the trails we ride.