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Los Serenos LogoLos Serenos de Point Vicente is a volunteer organization which assists and supports the City of Rancho Palos Verdes' objectives for the Point Vicente Interpretive Center (a museum which features exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the Peninsula), Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Forrestal Nature Preserve/Ladera Linda Community Center and the Trails at Trump National.  Los Serenos docents and volunteers provide interpretive and educational services to the community regarding the unique features and natural and cultural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and adjacent waters by means of docent-led tours, special events, workshops and classes.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF LOS SERENOS: The Los Serenos de Point Vicente docents were formed in answer to a need created by the opening of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in 1984. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, which owns and operates the Center, hired a Recreation Specialist to solicit and train volunteers. The volunteers provide educational information on the natural and cultural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the migrating Gray whales that could be easily viewed from the Center’s outstanding vantage point by the Center’s many visitors. The first group of 25 volunteers underwent training with local experts on geology, history and marine mammals and after graduation, went to work sharing their enthusiasm and new-found knowledge with local and International visitors. The original class selected the name “Los Serenos de Point Vicente” which means “Night Watchman of Point Vicente” to represent their group. Later the group obtained separate non-profit recognition as a formal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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2022 UPCOMING EVENTS
NOTE: RAIN CANCELS A HIKE!*
*Following a rain, check trailalerts.rpvca.gov for closures
Beginning of Alta Vicente TrailSaturday, May 21 (9:00 am) ~ Alta Vicente Reserve ~ Walk the Alta Vicente Trail through coastal sage habitat. See WWII and cold war installations, visit one of the original Japanese farms, enjoy the wildflowers and spectacular coastal views. Meet at the RPV City Hall parking lot. (Moderate to strenuous.)
PVIC - Vicente Bluff - Lighthouse TourSaturday, June 18 (10:00 am) ~ PVIC / Vicente Bluff Reserve ~ Join us for a tour of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center museum, the native plant garden and a walk along the spectacular bluff top at the Vicente Bluffs Reserve. Meet at PVIC. Easy.
McBride TrailSaturday, July 16 (9:00 am) - McBride Trail ~ Enjoy this easy walk alolng the McBride Trail featuring spectacular views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Catalina Island. Learn about the native coastal sage scrub habitat along with a lesson on the rich history of the Palos Verdes Area. NOTE: For those seeking a challenge, we will also be offering a strenuous docent-led hike on the Three Sisters Trail starting at the same location. (Click here for parking instructions are on the back of the 2022 Hike Schedule Map.)
trumpSaturday, August 20 (10:00 am) ~ Ocean Trails Reserve (Lakeview & Catalina Trails) ~ Walk the public trail system and enjoy the vistas and summer blooming habitat. This is an easy hike. (Park and meet in the lot located at the end of La Rotonda Drive).
Beach Clean UpSaturday, September 17 (9 am - Noon) ~ Abalone Cove Shoreline Park (Coastal Clean Up Day)  ~ Bring the family to help clean the beach. This is a moderate to strenuous hike – wear sturdy shoes. (Parking fee is waived for event participants.)
Saturday, October 15 (3:00 pm) ~ Ocean Trails Reserve (Sunrise/Sunset Trails). Walk the switchback trail to the beach and learn about our local geology and fall blooming habitat. Be sure to stay and watch the sunset from beautiful Founders Park. Moderate. (Park in the public lot at the end of Trump National Drive located to the left of the club house).
Abalone coveSunday, November 5 (2:00 pm) ~ Abalone Cove Shoreline Park*. Come and tour the tide pools teeming with facinating marine life. FYI, low tide (-0.5) is at 2:32 pm. This is a moderate to strenuous hike and you should wear sturdy shoes as part of the hike will be on cobble stones. (See Below for Parking Fee.)Moderate to Strenuous.

*Abalone Cove Parking: First 30 Minutes FREE; 30 Minutes to 2 hours $6; Over 2 Hours $12; Buses $55; Seniors 62+ and Handicapped are FREE year-round

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