Palmdale, CA Birding Trails and Maps

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Arroyo Seco Bike Path

2.1 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Arroyo Simi Bike Path

7.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Ballona Creek Bike Path

7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Bellflower Bike Trail

2.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Bouquet Canyon Trail

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Browns Creek Bike Path

1.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Bud Turner Trail

1.84 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Woodchips

Chandler Bikeway

2.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail

5.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Compton Creek Bike Path

5.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Coyote Creek Bikeway

12 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Culver Boulevard Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Duarte Recreational Trail

1.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

El Cajon Trail

4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Exposition Line Bikeway

12.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Fillmore Bike Path

3.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Hermosa Valley Greenbelt

3.5 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Woodchips

Juanita Cooke Greenbelt

2.5 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Woodchips

Laguna Dominguez Trail

2.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Los Angeles River Trail

23.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Accordion

Marvin Braude Bike Trail

21 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Mt. Lowe Railroad Trail

5.8 mi
State: CA
Ballast, Dirt

Orange Line Bike Path

18.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

18.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Rio Hondo River Trail

17.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

San Fernando Road Bike Path

5.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

San Francisquito Creek Trail

6.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

San Gabriel River Trail

38 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Santa Clara River Trail (CA)

8.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sierra Bike Trail

7.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

South Fork River Trail

4.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Southern Avenue Greenway

2.5 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Tracks at Brea Trail

4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Gravel

Watts Towers Crescent Greenway

0.2 mi
State: CA
Crushed Stone

Whittier Greenway Trail

4.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Arroyo Seco Bike Path runs about 2 miles between South Pasadena and northeast Los Angeles, offering views of the LA skyline and the distant mountains. It begins south of Pasadena Avenue and...
CA 2.1 mi Concrete
Open 24/7 and providing a crucial off-road route in Simi Valley, CA, the Arroyo Simi Bike Path is a flat and well-paved trail that provides a great route for commuting and recreation. The trail begins...
CA 7.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Ballona Creek Bike Path follows the channelized Ballona Creek for 7 miles, from Syd Kronenthal Park in east Culver City (National Boulevard) to the Pacific Ocean, where it connects with the Marvin...
CA 7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Bellflower Bike Trail runs for more than 2 miles on the right-of-way of the old Pacific Electric transit system—also known as the Red Cars—across Bellflower. At its zenith in the 1920s, Pacific...
CA 2.7 mi Asphalt
The Bouquet Canyon Trail is open in two disconnected segments—both along Newhall Ranch Road—in Santa Clarita. The western segment runs along the south side of the road from Vanderbilt Way to Avenue...
CA 3.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Browns Creek Bike Path is a paved trail that travels through the far northwestern Los Angeles neighborhood of Chatsworth. Running for nearly 1.5 miles, the path links Sierra Canyon School's Lower...
CA 1.4 mi Asphalt
Experience the easy life of the West Coast on Orange County's Bud Turner Trail. Set in a quiet neighborhood in the city of Fullerton, the trail is ideal for all types of trail use and uniquely caters...
CA 1.84 mi Dirt, Woodchips
The Chandler Bikeway is a jewel tucked nicely into a Burbank neighborhood. The bikeway begins as a well-maintained corridor that runs in the median between lanes of traffic on Chandler Boulevard. Like...
CA 2.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail offers a direct route for cyclists and other trail users through the neighborhoods of Santa Clarita south of the Santa Clara River. While not as scenic as other trails...
CA 5.5 mi Asphalt
The Compton Creek Bike Path crosses Compton along the east bank of its namesake creek, offering access to precious open space for the urban neighborhoods along the way. Compton Creek itself is a...
CA 5.1 mi Asphalt
Running through large Los Angeles suburbs in both Los Angeles County and Orange County, the Coyote Creek Bikeway follows the channelized bank of the creek through residential and industrial...
CA 12 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Culver Boulevard Bike Path is a short rail-trail located in a nicely landscaped median park in Culver City and Los Angeles. The trail was built on a former Pacific Electric interurban...
CA 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Duarte Recreational Trail is made up of paved and parallel dirt trails. Located in Southern California's San Gabriel Valley, Duarte is named for Andres Duarte, a Mexican soldier who was granted...
CA 1.6 mi Asphalt
Yorba Linda's El Cajon Trail courses through the city on a former irrigation canal that was abandoned and filled in after a flood made it impractical to use. Paved with a parallel equestrian and...
CA 4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Exposition Line, running from Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica, carefully integrates light rail, bikeway and pedestrian facilities. The second phase of the light rail line opened in 2017,...
CA 12.2 mi Asphalt
The Fillmore Bike Path consists of two distinct but connected trails, each offering its own unique experience for trail users. Both portions are paved and well-maintained, making the entirety of the...
CA 3.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
In the hustle and bustle of the greater Los Angeles area, the Hermosa Valley Greenbelt provides a cool, peaceful escape that is just minutes from the beach. This 3.5-mile trail nestled in a greenway...
CA 3.5 mi Dirt, Woodchips
The Juanita Cooke Greenbelt is a wonderful escape from the often-busy streets and highways of Orange County. This 2.5-mile trail in Fullerton connects some of the area's quiet neighborhoods with the...
CA 2.5 mi Dirt, Woodchips
On the southwestern outskirts of Los Angeles, the Laguna Dominguez Trail spans just shy of 3 miles, connecting the cities of Lawndale and Hawthorne (named for famed American author Nathaniel...
CA 2.7 mi Asphalt
The paved Los Angeles River Trail—also known as the Los Angeles River Bike Path, Los Angeles River Bikeway, Los Angeles River Greenway Trail and Lario Trail—is open in two disconnected segments along...
CA 23.9 mi Asphalt
Accordion
Quintessential Southern California, the Marvin Braude Bike Trail—commonly referred to as simply The Strand by locals—is featured in hundreds of TV shows and movies. Whether you are here on vacation,...
CA 21 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Mount Lowe Railway was created as a scenic tourist line to bring visitors to see Mount Lowe and Echo Mountain. The railway opened in 1893 and stopped services in 1938. Interestingly, the railway...
CA 5.8 mi Ballast, Dirt
The Orange Line Bike Path is an 18-mile rail-trail paralleling the Los Angeles Metro's Orange Line rapid busway in the northern neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Both the busway and the trail stretch from...
CA 18.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail is a great commuter and recreation trail in western San Bernadino valley, with expansive views and connections to community centers and parks. The trail...
CA 18.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Rio Hondo River Trail runs for more than 17 miles through Los Angeles County along its namesake waterway, a partially channelized tributary of the Los Angeles River. The trail extends northeast...
CA 17.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The San Fernando Road Bike Path parallels its namesake road and a shared active Metrolink commuter rail and Union Pacific freight rail line from Los Angeles' Sylmar neighborhood to its Pacoima...
CA 5.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The San Francisquito Creek Trail features two parallel paved segments along its namesake waterway in Santa Clarita. The paths provide a useful north–south route, connecting neighborhoods with parks...
CA 6.7 mi Asphalt
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...
CA 38 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Santa Clara River Trail follows its namesake waterway, one of Los Angeles County's last unchannelized rivers. The paved trail connects several of Santa Clarita's neighborhoods, including Canyon...
CA 8.8 mi Asphalt
The Sierra Bike Trail occupies a sliver of land between active Metrolink commuter rail tracks and Sierra Highway, connecting the communities of Palmdale and Lancaster in California's Antelope Valley....
CA 7.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The South Fork River Trail follows the dry waterway through Santa Clarita, providing many of its residential communities with access to the area's great trail network. Easily accessed from Placerita...
CA 4.7 mi Asphalt
Open space is precious in South Gate, and the Southern Avenue Greenway—which runs under overhead power lines—provides an off-street walking and biking route, as well as play areas for the community....
CA 2.5 mi Concrete
The Tracks at Brea Trail provides a 4-mile route across the city of Brea, which lies about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The trail consists of a two-lane paved bikeway for wheeled users and a...
CA 4 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Watts Towers Crescent Greenway is a short but pleasant rail-trail in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. The trail's central attraction is the Watts Towers Art Center, home of the striking and...
CA 0.2 mi Crushed Stone
The Whittier Greenway Trail occupies part of an abandoned railroad right-of-way in its namesake town, running parallel to Whittier Boulevard and Lambert Road between Mills Avenue and Pioneer Boulevard...
CA 4.7 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Chandler Bikeway

slow and steady, have to be aware of people walking and not paying attention.

May, 2020 by andres.oropeza

It’s a great easy ride across Burbank. You have to be aware of families and people walking on the bike lane. People don’t pay attention.

El Cajon Trail

family-friendly trail

March, 2020 by allysonheiden

Perfect trail to bring the kiddos to ride or walk.

Chandler Bikeway

chill trail

March, 2020 by ericon86

Very chill to bike this trail. I did it early morning on weekdays . Wish it never ended

Accordion

Arroyo Simi Bike Path

great Sunday!

February, 2020 by gracielalogrippo

Great experience at Arroyo Simi !

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

I absolutely LOVE this trail, BUT...

January, 2020 by juliradford

I absolutely love walking on the Pacific electric trail. I am on it several times a week.
BUT there are no restroom facilities! The only one is at the trail hub....and that's it! What are we suppose to do? Not drink water while exercise? Pee in a bush on the side of the trail? There absolutely NEEDS to be restroom facilities along the trail.

Duarte Recreational Trail

One of my favorite trails

January, 2020 by anicecupoftea2

This is definitely one of my favorite trails. It’s well maintained, safe and easy to park.

Compton Creek Bike Path

dirty

January, 2020 by rage2death

Starting from El Segundo to Compton Blvd the trail is very dirty road has many cracks and lots of broken glass. Pop both tires one with a piece of glass the other had a thorn stuck in it. Only made it to Alondra and trail was getting better.

El Cajon Trail

Go-to Trail

December, 2019 by iiracing

Nice wide trail with asphalt and gravel I run almost every Saturday morning. Easy access and parking. Sometimes busy with families, dogs, bikes and horses, but the trail is so wide there is always room. I usually carry my own water so adding restrooms would make this a 5-star trail!

Whittier Greenway Trail

Go early, when the sun is out!

December, 2019 by carlos.ohio

The trail itself is as beautiful as ever, however, the place is infested with the homeless. I don't recommend anyone go there alone and at night. Not safe for women with children when the sun is low or gone. It's really unfortunate that the city can't really do anything about the homeless building communities alongside the trail border walls (the back of homes and businesses where all the greenery is), because of their legal human rights. Enjoy the trail, but be aware of your surrounding.

San Fernando Road Bike Path

easy fun ride

November, 2019 by oesparza07

This is a great path to ride your bike fairly easy. my kids have done it from start to finish

San Gabriel River Trail

log some miles in

May, 2019 by antonio.banks

Nice route to log in miles, pretty flat with some mild inclines. Great clean ride

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

March, 2019 by thejake91739

As a lifelong resident of the Inland Empire and a Rancho Cucamonga homeowner, I've ridden this trail dozens of times over the years. It's extremely popular with locals and families for bicycling, walking, and jogging. For an urban area it has a great deal of good things going for it. There are also some not so great things.

THE GOOD: Off street, Class I trail following along the historic route of the extinct Pacific Electric Rail Line; some pretty views of the San Gabriel Mountains; historic, one hundred year old homes near downtown Upland; riding between Base Line Road in Fontana to Route 66 in Rancho Cucamonga.

THE BAD: The trail is frequently intersected by major thoroughfares and other streets so there are lots of stops and starts; you're essentially riding your bike between the block walled backyards of neighborhoods for much of the time or behind businesses; going uphill between Route 66 and Base Line Road in Rancho Cucamonga (according to my wife); downtown Fontana homeless.

THE UGLY: When heading west, don't bother going beyond Euclid Avenue in Upland since for the most part there's nothing but some sketchy apartments, warehouses, and industrial complexes the rest of the way.

CONCLUSION: I've traveled thousands of miles in the United States to ride my bike on beautiful, historic, once in a lifetime, bucket list worthy trails. This ain't one of 'em. As a Rancho Cucamonga resident I was excited when they constructed this since it's great, local urban bike riding, and an opportunity for walkers to get in their ten thousand steps or joggers their miles. However, don't plan a big vacation around this one (unless you're coming to visit friends or family and you need to get a bit of exercise).
Looking through the preceding 47 reviews, a title from May of 2013 sums this trail up best: "Better Than Riding a Stationary Bike".

CONSIDER: Just west of Vineyard Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga is a connecting trail called Cucamonga Creek Trail which goes north about six miles into the foothills of Rancho Cucamonga. It's a Class I asphalt trail, and the first few miles are moderately difficult and not especially well maintained, but the last few miles travel diagonally across the foothills and are easy and well maintained as you travel through neighborhoods of million dollar homes and ranches full of horses. Eventually you get to the crown jewel park in our city, Heritage Park, where you can enjoy valley and mountain views and have a picnic lunch. (I've taken my kids when they were little and my 10 year old granddaughter in recent years up this trail). Best of all, you can coast almost all the way back to the Pacific Electric Trail!

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