Guided History Hiking Tours in Palos Verdes!

ABOUT YOUR GUIDE

Brian A. Bernhard is an artist & entrepreneur and chief creative weirdo behind “Embrace the Weird”, located in San Pedro.

He has been a resident of the South Bay since 2012.

For the last few years he has been hosting community hikes and creating fun outdoor adventures in order to get to know his neighbors better. Many life-long residents of the area have shared the local oral history and mythology of the community with him, which spiraled his storytelling brain down a rabbit hole of local history books, lots of researching & lots of library archive time.

He began to share his local history knowledge with folks on the hikes, who told their friends, who asked him to guide them on some more hikes ...so here we are!

Additionally, he received a 2-year CPR & First Aid certification issued by the American Red Cross (May 29th, 2019).

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

In this entirely unique experience, we will guide you through some of the most beautiful views in Southern California while sharing some mind-blowing historical trivia bombs on ya.

We will meet at the King Neptune fountain in the historic Malaga Cove Plaza (the first market on the hill),

then go up and over the Malaga Dunes, along the Olmsted Creek trail,

across the Del Sol Fire trail, down through the neighborhood, passed the infamous La Venta Inn (the first structure ever built on the hill)

across Palos Verdes Blvd, down into Bluff Cove, where we will be mesmerized by the ocean and bluffs (and learn a little about what was originally planned to be developed here).

We will then head back to Malaga Plaza along the Bluff Top Trail, we will walk by the Neighborhood Church (formerly JJ Haggerty’s haunted mansion and beach, which is even name dropped in the famous Beach Boys song “Surfin’ USA”.

The entire hike is a 5 mile loop and will take approximately 2 hours. It’s a beginner to intermediate hike - with a few moderate elevation climbs at the beginning and the end, it’s recommended to wear good hiking shoes, a hat, sunscreen , bring a bottle of water and don’t forget your cameras!

Additional details, and meeting locations will be given once the tour is booked, via the AirBnB interface. 

Thanks and we hope to see you on the trails!

BOOK OUR UNIQUE HISTORY HIKING TOUR
OF MALAGA COVE, BLUFF COVE & PALOS VERDES
ON AIRBNB EXPERIENCES! 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us HERE.

You can also find the South Bay Trekkers on Facebook HERE and Instagram HERE.