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
LA river beds or within several parks. The scenery varies widely with
season and time of day. I occasionally bring along a camera to
some of the more interesting sights. Trails are generally in North West
to South East order. Number of dashes following name is my evaluation
the trail, 5 is best.
South Bay bike trail ---- A 22
long trail extending from Santa Monica to Torrance, with interesting
piers and people.
Huntington Beach bike trail -----
Classic California surf beach.
Newport / Balboa bike trail ---
Several piers and beaches.
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
south to the Pacific Ocean .
San Diego Creek ----- A 10 mile
long trail that starts in Irvine and continues southward through the
scenic Upper Newport Bay ecological area.
Mountain bike trails
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.
MTA -- Los
Angeles county bike trail map [very
LA and Orange County bike trails
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