Fall 2014 History Hike: Crystal Cove – Guides: Rick Connella, Phil Brigandi

Join us for a hike to one of the last remaining World War II structures built as part of an elaborate defense system that stretched from just north of Laguna Beach to the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Completed in about 1943, the station–commanding a view of the coastline from Dana Point to Long Beach–was designed to house a crew of four to observe and take readings on enemy ships in conjunction with six other stations.

This four mile round trip hike will be led by Crystal Cove State Park’s interpretive naturalist Rick Connella who writes, “The beauty and panoramic views are magnificent and will entrance you.”

The elevation gain is about 800’ to the site and about 1000’ for the round-trip loop. The degree of difficulty is described as moderate, with a few very steep and rough portions.

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014*
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Length: about 3 hours.
Bring: plenty of water and snacks.

This hike is limited to 20 people.

Reservations are a MUST and should be made by following this link:


Confirmation will be by email and will include additional information regarding parking and where to meet.

*In case of rain, the hike will be rescheduled for Saturday, November 15, 2014.