San Gabriel River Trail

Trail Map

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The San Gabriel River Trail extends from the base of the San Gabriel Mountains all the way to the Pacific Ocean. A key component of Los Angeles County's transportation infrastructure, the trail connects to the Rio Hondo River Trail, Bellflower Bike Trail and Coyote Creek Bikeway, forming the backbone of a huge trail system for the region. An eventual connection to the Whittier Greenway Trail will provide additional recreational and transportation options for residents of that city.

The trail travels through an exceptionally diverse landscape. In the south, the trail follows the channelized river past a mix of industrial and residential surroundings, while the northern portion opens up to scenic vistas of the surrounding mountains. The trail and river—left to its natural course in the north—also passes through scenic protected areas here, including the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area and Whittier Narrows.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at two trailheads in Azusa: a small parking lot is located near the trail's northern end on San Gabriel Canyon Road (State Route 39), while a much larger parking lot can be found off E. Foothill Boulevard.

At the trail's southern end, park at the beach parking lot off 1st Street in Seal Beach. (Note that a parking fee is charged here.)


Started at the North end near the dam

   September, 2016 by g.keller

My wife and I started at the North end of the trail at the Dam and went north as far as the trail went. Takes you through a very undeveloped and beautiful area with untouched native plants and animals. From the the northern point we headed South and backtracked more

best trail in the city.

   August, 2016 by alfredo_pineda

I ride this trail every week and must say it's one of the best. The trail is safe from traffic, downhills, uphills. It's a long trail for any kind of biker whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or pro you'll find what you're looking for. read more

1st Ride It's a good trail a lot of a Homeless

   June, 2016 by rwheeler1952_tl

a good bike route and there are a couple places that need some clean up. Overall a good place to ride read more