San Fernando, CA Running Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Arroyo Simi Bike Path

8.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Calleguas Creek Bike Path

4.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Chandler Bikeway

2.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Donald and Bernice Watson Recreation Trail

1.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

El Cajon Trail

4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Huntington Beach Bicycle Trail (Coastal Trail)

8.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Marvin Braude Bike Trail

21.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Mt. Lowe Railway Trail

5.8 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Ojai Valley Trail

9.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Orange Line Bike Path

15.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

20 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Rio Hondo River Trail

17.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

San Fernando Road Bike Path

7.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

San Francisquito Creek Trail

6.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

San Gabriel River Trail

39.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Santa Ana River Trail

57.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Santa Clara River Trail (CA)

8.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Santiago Creek Trail

7.83 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Shoreline Pedestrian/Bicycle Path

4.3 mi
State: CA
Concrete
Accordion

Tracks at Brea Trail

4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Gravel

Veterans Parkway

3.5 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Woodchips

Whittier Greenway Trail

7.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Ballona Creek Bike Path

6.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Bellflower Bike Trail

2.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail

5.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Coyote Creek Bikeway

12 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Los Angeles River Trail

38.28 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

Omer Rains Coastal Bike Trail

4.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Sierra Bike Trail

7.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

South Fork River Trail

4.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Ventura River Trail

5.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Arroyo Seco Bike Path

2.1 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Exposition Line Bike Path

5.22 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

North Redondo Beach Bikeway

0.8 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Browns Creek Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Compton Creek Bike Path

5.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Laguna Dominguez Trail

2.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Fillmore Bike Path

3.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Bouquet Canyon Trail

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Bud Turner Trail

1.84 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Woodchips

Burbank Channel Bikeway

1 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Culver Boulevard Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Electric Avenue Median Park

0.5 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Hoover Bike and Walking Trail

2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Pacific Electric Bike Trail

2.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Santa Paula Branch Line Trail

2.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Southern Avenue Greenway

2.5 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Union Pacific Trail (CA)

0.8 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Watts Towers Crescent Greenway

0.2 mi
State: CA
Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The 8.6-mile Arroyo Simi Bike Path traverses Simi Valley in Ventura County. The majority of this rail-with-trail follows the Arroyo Simi, the creek for which the trail is named, and which serves as a...
CA 8.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Tucked away in aptly named Pleasant Valley at the foot of the Conejo Hills some 50 miles from Los Angeles, the small town of Camarillo boasts 300 days of sunshine annually and many opportunities for...
CA 4.4 mi Asphalt
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
Nestled on the north side of the sprawling Los Angeles metropolis, the Donald and Bernice Watson Recreation Trail (formerly the Duarte Recreational Trail) runs on parallel asphalt and dirt paths for...
CA 1.6 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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 scenic Huntington Beach Bicycle Trail runs along the Pacific Ocean waterfront of the most populous beach city in Orange County. Paved over its entire length and remarkably wide at some points, the...
CA 8.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Overview Arguably the most iconic trail in California, the Marvin Braude Bike Trail—commonly referred to as The Strand by residents—hugs Los Angeles County’s coastline from its upscale...
CA 21.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The path of an old tourist railway rolls through dizzying heights in the mountains near Pasadena in Southern California. Visitors are rewarded with inspiring views of rugged mountains, canyons, and...
CA 5.8 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Southern California town of Ojai (pronounced OH-hi) is known as a destination for wellness tourism, so it’s fitting that those visiting via the Ojai Valley Trail are already practicing a healthy...
CA 9.3 mi Asphalt
Overview Enjoy the 15.7-mile trek across various Los Angeles neighborhoods on a former Southern Pacific Railroad corridor by exploring the Orange Line Bike Path. This rail trail traverses dense...
CA 15.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail (also known as the Pacific Electric Trail) traverses the communities of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, and Rialto in Southern California’s...
CA 20 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The emerging trail system in and around the greater Los Angeles area may surprise visitors. The 17-mile Rio Hondo River Trail has become a key component of this system. While much of it follows the...
CA 17.8 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 7.2 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
Overview    On a fully paved path between the Pacific Ocean and the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, the San Gabriel River Trail connects more than a dozen communities east of Los Angeles,...
CA 39.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The Santa Ana River Trail is a colossus in the emerging greater Los Angeles–area trail network. The paved trail covers nearly 60 miles in two sections, including more than 20 miles through...
CA 57.7 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
Overview The Santiago Creek Trail is a 7.8-mile scenic urban ride up a portion of Santiago Creek northeast from the Westfield Mainplace Mall to Collins Avenue in Orange. About the Route From...
CA 7.83 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The Shoreline Pedestrian/Bicycle Path is a scenic 4.3-mile multipurpose trail that runs between the tip of the breakwater opposite Island Grissom at the Long Beach Shoreline Marina and...
CA 4.3 mi Concrete
Accordion
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
In the hustle and bustle of the greater Los Angeles area, the Veterans Parkway provides a cool, peaceful escape just a few minutes from the beach. This 3.5-mile trail nestled in a greenway of lush...
CA 3.5 mi Dirt, Woodchips
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 Pioneer Boulevard near I-605 and...
CA 7.5 mi Asphalt
The Ballona Creek Bike Path follows Ballona Creek along its meandering banks through the residential neighborhoods of western Los Angeles. Beginning at the mouth of the creek overlooking the Pacific...
CA 6.4 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 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
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
Overview The 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 several disconnected...
CA 38.28 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt
The Omer Rains Coastal Bike Trail, named after a popular local politician and environmentalist, is an incredibly scenic route along Ventura's Pacific coast. Much of the trail offers dramatic views of...
CA 4.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
The Ventura River Trail follows the former Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad right-of-way, from just north of Ventura to Casitas Vista Road at Foster Park northeast of town. Here the trail continues to...
CA 5.5 mi Asphalt
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
Overview 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...
CA 5.22 mi Asphalt
The North Redondo Beach Bikeway is a signed bike route that links Torrance to the Los Angeles Metro's Redondo Beach station (Green Line). Portions of the bikeway feature designated bike lanes, while...
CA 0.8 mi 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 1.5 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
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 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
Running through the City of Artesia, the Historic District Recreational Trails provide new connections between local neighborhoods and businesses, while improving the walkability and livability of the...
CA 0.5 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
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 Burbank Channel Bikeway is a concrete multi-use path located alongside the Burbank-Western Flood Control Channel in LA County. The bikeway was built in two phases. The first, 0.3 miles between...
CA 1 mi 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
If you believe the setting makes the trail, you won't quibble with the brevity of the path through Seal Beach's Electric Avenue Median Park. Ensconced in a beautifully maintained linear park, the...
CA 0.5 mi Concrete
The Hoover Bike and Walking Trail is a utilitarian path adjacent to an active rail line in the western Orange County city of Westminster. Also paralleling Hoover Street for its entire distance, the...
CA 2 mi Asphalt
Winding through the Jenni Rivera Memorial Park (2001 Walnut Ave), this bike path takes you behind houses and local businesses. The long rectangular park and its meandering trail follows the...
CA 0.7 mi Asphalt
A neighborhood trail of the first order, the Pacific Electric Bike Trail links well-kept middle class neighborhoods on either side of tree-lined Maple Street near downtown Santa Ana. The trail runs on...
CA 2.1 mi Asphalt
Stretching through the heart of the small city of Santa Paula, the Santa Paula Branch Line Trail provides an important off-road means of getting around, as well as a chance to experience some rich...
CA 2.5 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
Following a former Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way through the City of Fullerton, this trail provides an alternative pedestrian/bike route from Fullerton's transit station (bus, Amtrack, &...
CA 0.8 mi Concrete
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

Recent Trail Reviews

Ventura River Trail

Worth It

June, 2024 by dmurphy52

This path sits between, and is connected to, the Ojai Valley Trail as well as the Omer Raines Coastal Path. It is in good condition, and as of June/July 2024 undergoing a very substantial improvement on a fairly lengthy section. The grades are mild, the scenery decent, and only a few rough patches. Safe for kids. Highly recommend extending onto the Omer Raines path, as well as the path up to Ojai, if you're feeling energetic.

Ojai Valley Trail

Good Ride, Could Use Some Improvement

June, 2024 by dmurphy52

Rode the length of the trail from Foster Park, with my wife. We're both in our 70's. While sections of this ride are excellent, what keeps it from being a five star path are a number of factors. In parts, the trail is rough, and needs maintenance. The fairly frequent road crossings as you approach Ojai set this path aside from five star paths that use underpasses or overpasses. Signage is only fair. Not for inexperienced young riders, secondary to the road crossings and rough sections. All that said, for moderately experienced riders, this is a very good ride.

Calleguas Creek Bike Path

Short and Sweet

June, 2024 by dmurphy52

This wide, excellently maintained bike path is a brief but scenic ride. With only a few short semi-steep climbs and descents while riding through the underpasses, riders of even modest ability will not find it difficult. Not for someone seeking any serious training, almost better for a stroll than a bike ride. Either way, wheels or feet, it's a pleasant outing. For maximum distance, start at the Pleasant Valley Fields sporting complex, when the path comes to a T, go left or right, ride the length of the segment along the creek, and return to your parking space.

Accordion

San Gabriel River Trail

Ride this trail from the beach to about the 10 mile marker. Nice well maintained. A bit nervous if you don't like steep drop off both sides.

April, 2024 by zakath14606

Ride this trail from the beach to about the 10 mile marker. Nice well maintained. A bit nervous if you don't like steep drop off both sides.

Arroyo Simi Bike Path

Love our Simi Bike Trail!

April, 2024 by juliefernholz

The newly paved portion is especially nice! And our doggie (Ruby) loves the ride too¿¿

Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

Unexpectedly nice!

April, 2024 by barbscondo

We parked on the western end in the Metro train parking lot at 1st and College in Claremont. Lots of free parking. Rode a few blocks down First and picked up the trail. This trail is in beautiful shape. No trash, no graffiti, no homeless camps. Part of it has a beautiful separate parallel dirt trail for horses and runners. Not too much shade so would be hot in summer. There’s a nice park about 10 miles in on the trail. The downside is the number of street crossings. Only a few of the streets were busy. But the fun part is that in addition to street crossing buttons for bikes they have high up buttons for those on horses.

Huntington Beach Bicycle Trail (Coastal Trail)

Fun Oceanside Ride

April, 2024 by barbscondo

Rode this on a Wednesday. Wonderful path. One of the best we have been on because it is very wide and well marked. Some areas have separated pedestrian lanes which is always a bonus. We are 4-78 years olds on 3 Ebikes and one Etrike. We are always respectful of other riders and walkers. There were quite a few people using the path-enough to make it fun. Probably crowded on weekends. The bluff above the portion that is the Huntington Dog Beach was so great for watching all the dogs have a blast in the waves. This will be a repeat path in our travels.

Rio Hondo River Trail

nice trail

March, 2024 by cbsdavetv

We started off at the San Gabriel river trail at Santa Fe dam park, got onto trail then headed to Whittier Narrows, we cross over to Rosemead blvd and Durfee and entered Rio Hondo trail starting point. There is a restroom at the corner Bosque del Rio bldg if needed. From there we continued on trail cross the 60 Frwy and we stop inside park a little while to watch the Remote RC planes, huge planes those guys are good showing there trick flying fun to see , we then got back on trail, and at Sam’s club we stop for a Hot Dog, they are good and cheap. We then continued all the way to end of trail at Peck Road at a little park, then took peck to Duarte rd and got back on San Gabriel river trail side arm entrance at City of Hope trail next to parking lot, that got into Santa Fe Dam back where we started. It’s a approx 28 miles, yes there are some homeless but where isn’t there in this area,. They are 2way bike lanes nice , lots of water in river in march 2024.

Coyote Creek Bikeway

What a shame

January, 2024 by roncrowell_tl

I ride the short one from la Mirada to la Habra 2.5 miles and to get to the southern trail I would have to ride over 2 miles down Alondra blvd just to get to the second half. Wish the county would connect the two.

Chandler Bikeway

Nice Trail

November, 2023 by hw49rbyfm5

My family and I came for the first time on a Sunday. Smooth ride and family friendly. Definitely obey the signs as stay on your lane. Would recommend this trail.

San Gabriel River Trail

Interesting bike trail.

October, 2023 by mark0053

We started at the north end of the trail and followed it down by the dam to the south. There is a lot of gravel pits in this area and gravel/rock processing plants so not much to look at. It's like so many paved bike trails in Los Angeles that follow a dried up river of concrete. We were staying in the Pomona area so we didn't want to travel too far for our ride. We can now say we did this trail and won't need to return.

Rio Hondo River Trail

Disappointed in this one.

October, 2023 by mark0053

I always try not to get my excitement up too much when riding in Los Angeles. After all it's a huge city with a lot of dried up rivers. We started at the north end of this trail and road about half of it before turning around. There was one small area of some scenery at the north end but the further south we got the worse it got. Lots of homeless encampments and trash alone the trail which is so sad. The waterway was dried up in October so on one side you have a concrete basin and the other side either homeless cities or industrial buildings. I can now mark this one off my to-do list for sure.

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