The Imperial Valley College Bike Path sits 60' feet below sea level!
The 3.9 mile asphalt path runs 2.9 miles along the north side of Aten Road, and turns north at Clark Road for 0.5 miles to La Paz Drive. The last mile is an excellent curvy, newly surfaced asphalt path. Starting west of the entrance to Imperial Valley College on the corner of East Aten Road/Old Hwy 111 (N32.82583 W115.50376). The first two miles roll through hay fields, and then the path enters into a residential area on the north side with civic buildings on south side to Clark Road ( N32.82562 W115.56116 ) then turns north for 0.05 miles to La Paz Drive (N32.83183 W115.561244) This trail is not a "rail-trail."
Point of interest: Mission Museum at the east end of the trail gives an excellent history of the Imperial Valley.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking is available at the Mission Museum (south side of East Aten Road and west side of Old Hwy 111). It can be reached off I-8 four miles east of El Centro, CA.
A ride below Sea level without getting Wet!
The Trail starts N32.82583 W115.50376 along side Aten for a short distance then enters an asphalt path almost overgrown with grass until the end of College property. Fair condition until it enters City limits at Dogwood were Trail has dirt/sand drifts. ...