If you believe the setting makes the trail, you wouldn't quibble with the brevity of the Electric Avenue Meridian Park rail-trail. The path is ensconced in a beautifully maintained linear park and offers easy access to a spectacular Southern California beach.
There is o food available along the trail, but Seal Beach boasts a number of restaurants, many of which are near the route. There are several picnic benches along the route.
There are rest rooms in the Mary Wilson Branch of the Orange County Library, which is about 0.1 mile south of the trail's northern end point at Marina Drive.
For transit information, call the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) at (714) 636-RIDE (7433), or write OCTA, 550 South Main Street, P.O. Box 14184, Orange, CA 92868-1584. Transportation information is also available by calling (800) COMMUTE in the Los Angeles calling area. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority Web site is www.met.net
There are no rentals available along the trail.
Parking and Trail Access
To reach the Electric Avenue Media Park from Interstate 405, take the Seal Beach Boulevard exit. Go west on Seal Beach Boulevard for 2.9 miles, crossing over the pacific Coast Highway (California 1) to Electric Avenue. Parking is available along the street for the length of the route, and you can hop on it at any point. To reach the northern end point, follow Electric Avenue north for 1 mile to Marina Drive, and again, park along the street. Electric Avenue is one-way on either side of the median park.
Electric Avenue Medium Park (Seal Beach)
This sinuous 0.68 mile path through the park has 5 street crossings and may be continued 0.45 mile to the junction with the arch San Gabriel River Trail. At the north end go right on 6th St and cross Marina Dr., turn left on the off street path along ...