BONUS: Post-hike, pull into the Terranea resort and kick back around an ocean-view firepit at Nelson’s. Pair a hot Bavarian pretzel or crab cake sliders with a Stone IPA.
Take the I-110 to Palos Verdes. Take the Pacific Coast Highway exit and head west on PCH for 3 miles. Take a left on Crenshaw Blvd., and after 3.4 miles take a right on Crest Rd. From Crest, take a left on Highridge Rd., where you’ll see a sign for the Sea Crest neighborhood. Go right at the end of Highridge onto Ocean Terrace Dr. Park at the end of the street and enter the marked McCarrell Canyon Trail at 6270 Ocean Terrace Dr. Follow the McCarrell Trail downhill about .5 mile and take a hard left at the Three Sisters Trail, heading east. Shortly after, head left on the Barkentine Trail and follow it uphill. At the top of the hill, take a right on McCarrell to return to your starting point. Nelson’s is 5 miles down the road from three Three Sisters. Three Sisters and Nelson’s are dog-friendly (though signs at Three Sisters warn of rattlesnakes).