Southern California Bicycle trails
(Long Beach harbor bike trail near dusk)
There are a number of scenic bicycle trails in the Los Angeles
area. Most of these trails are along the Pacific oceanfront, along
the various LA river beds or within several parks. The scenery
varies widely with location, season and time of day. I
occasionally bring along a camera to record some of the more
interesting sights. Trails are generally in North West to South
East order. Number of dashes following name is my evaluation of
the trail, 5 is best.
South Bay bike trail ---- A
22 mile long trail extending from Santa Monica to Torrance, with
interesting beaches, piers and people.
Long Beach bike trail ----
Photos along the various Long Beach bike trails, much of it at
Huntington Beach bike trail -----
Classic California surf beach.
Newport / Balboa bike trail ---
Several piers and beaches.
LA River and Rio Hondo bike trails
-- A trail that passes primarily through industrial and lower
economic areas. Best traveled during the day.
San Gabriel River bike trail ---- A
38 mile long scenic trail that starts at the base of the San Gabriel
mountain range and heads south to the Pacific Ocean.
Santa Ana River bike trail ----
This 30 mile long trail starts near Prado Dam and follows the Santa
Ana riverbed south to the Pacific Ocean .
San Diego Creek ----- A 10 mile
long trail that starts in Irvine and continues southward through the
very scenic Upper Newport Bay ecological area.
Mountain bike trails
San Gabriel River West Fork
----- A scenic river trail in the San Gabriel mountain Range that
goes to the Cogswell Dam and beyond.
Chino Hills ---- 65 miles of
trails in 13,000 acres.
-- Los Angeles county bike trail map [very
-- LA and Orange County bike trails
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