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Location of Nature Center 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
(Opposite the reservoir
on the Southwest corner of Palos Verdes Drive East and Palos Verdes Drive North)
Location of Trail Right off the back deck of the Center
Phone 310•547•0862
Trail Hours From Dawn to Dusk
Center Hours

Friday, 1 pm - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm

Other days by appointment

Admission Free.
Guided tours are available for a nominal fee. Fees charged for special programs and birthday parties.
Parking Limited parking in front of building. Extra spaces in back,  access from Hitching Post Drive. More parking available at Trail Head.


This 36 Acre park was generously contributed to the City of Rolling Hills Estates by Robert and Roland Stein, Sandra Stein Haveson and Arthur Hale Sr. in Memory of David N. Stein, Francis H. Stein and Marie D. Hale.

The Stein/Hale Nature Trail was dedicated in May 1993.

The Nature Center was opened in June 1996.

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In Spring 1997 the trail was improved by the addition of an entrance Kiosk and a drinking fountain, two viewing decks, a tracking station several  interpretive signs along the trail and increased parking.

The Nature Center and the Stein/Hale Nature Trail comprise the George F Canyon Nature Park and Preserve. This refuge of wilderness is one of the most pristine and beautiful of the many canyons on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Visitors can walk or ride horseback along the nature trail through Willow-Riparian and Coastal Sage Scrub habitats.

The purpose of the Nature Center is to provide educational and recreational programs which will invite the community to enjoy and learn more about the natural beauty and wildlife of George F Canyon.

The Nature Center has been designed to accommodate a variety of changing exhibits and programs so that our community is offered a fresh look at the canyon with every visit.

Exhibits will focus on themes such as butterflies, birds of the canyon, insects, plant habitats, animals and wildflowers.


  • Self-guided nature walks
  • Naturalist led nature walks
  • Children's discovery area
  • Changing exhibits
  • Birthday parties
  • Science workshops
  • Summer programs
  • Lecture series
Tours:  Educational walking tours with docent guides are available any day of the week for a nominal fee. Groups are welcome. Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance. 
Phone: 310-547-0862

Monthly, guided Nature Walks are held on the first Saturday of every month at 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  A $3 donation is requested.

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