Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Hiking the White Point Nature Preserve

An experienced investment management executive, Kristin Hetzer serves as principal of Royal Palms Capital in the eastern San Pedro suburb of Rolling Hills East, California. When she isn’t working, Kristin Hetzer is an avid hiker.

Located at the southernmost tip of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, the White Point Nature Preserve features a number of interconnecting trails that offer hiking loops that range from 1 to 2.5 miles. The focal point of this 102-acre park is Battery Bunker. Built in 1942 as a strategic World War II coastal defense site, this large artillery bunker has been out of commission since 1978.

The Preserve is also home to the best nature trail in the greater San Pedro region, according to the independent online hiking authority AllTrails. Accessible year-round, White Point Trail is a relatively easy loop trail that covers 1.3 miles of the White Point Nature Preserve. Among its other flora and fauna, the trail boasts a large number of wildflowers that attract hikers.