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1st Saturday of Every Month

Held on the first Saturday of each month, this is a great way for beginners to see the Canyon with an experienced nature guide. Learn fascinating facts about the local plant and animal communities.  Please allow two hours for the walk.

Let our guide take you on a gentle walk and introduce you to the natural history of one of the Peninsula's most beautiful canyons. George F Canyon is the major drainage channel for the north side of the Palos Verdes hills. It is fed by several springs and seeps that flow all year.

The two plant communities encountered on the walk are the Willow-Riparian and Coastal Sage Scrub habitats.  Please be aware of Poison Oak which is common near the stream bed.  The canyon is home to a wide variety of plants and trees, which in turn provide shelter to a large number of birds, animals, butterflies, dragonflies etc.

You are advised to wear suitable footwear, a sun hat when necessary, and carry water.  Please allow 2 hours for the walk.

9:00 AM and 1:00 PM

Meet at the Nature Center

A $3 per person donation helps support the Nature Center


The last Thursday of Every Month

Held in the late afternoon to catch birds coming in to roost. Meet naturalist Loretta Rose at the sign. Bring your own binoculars Beginners welcome - FREE! 

4:00 PM

Meet at the Nature Center


Full Moon ~ Times TBA

Held on or near a full moon evening, this walk will bring you to the top of the canyon for a fantastic view of city lights below. The two-mile round trip hike will experience nocturnal delights as well as a 300 ft. rise in elevation. Lots of fun!! Bring a flashlight. Children must be at least 8 years old and Reservations a must!

This walk is limited to 20 persons; please allow two hours for the walk.

A $5 per person donation is appreciated.

Please call 310-547-0862 for information

The Nature Center is located on Palos  
Verdes Drive East at its junction with
Palos Verdes Drive North, in the 
City of Rolling Hills Estates

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