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Arroyo Simi Bike Path

7.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Ballona Creek Bike Path

7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Bouquet Canyon Trail

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Browns Creek Bike Path

1.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Calleguas Creek Bike Path

3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Chandler Bikeway

2.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Chuck Pontius Commuter Trail

5.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Culver Boulevard Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Exposition Line Bikeway

12.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Fillmore Bike Path

3.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Goleta Beach Trail

0.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Hermosa Valley Greenbelt

3.5 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Woodchips

Los Angeles River Trail

23.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Maria Ygnacio Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Marvin Braude Bike Trail

21 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Obern Trail

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Ojai Valley Trail

9.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Omer Rains Coastal Bike Trail

4.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Orange Line Bike Path

18.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Rincon Bike Trail

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Accordion

San Antonio Creek Trail

0.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

San Fernando Road Bike Path

5.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

San Francisquito Creek Trail

6.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Santa Barbara Beach Trail

4.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Santa Clara River Trail (CA)

8.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Santa Paula Branch Line Trail

2.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

South Fork River Trail

4.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Ventura River Trail

5.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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 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
Callegus Creek Bike Path winds along the east side of Camarillo, a bedroom community on the outskirts of Los Angeles. The paved pathway serves as a great connector between the city's north and south...
CA 3 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
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 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 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
The Goleta Beach Trail is popular among students of the University of California, Santa Barbara, who use it to travel between campus and Goleta Beach Park. The trail follows the seashore from campus...
CA 0.9 mi Asphalt
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 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
The paved Maria Ygnacio Bike Path follows the creek of the same name, from the Atascadero Creek Trail near Patterson Avenue north to Pintura Drive at Ribera Drive. It also intersects the San Antonio...
CA 1.9 mi Asphalt
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
Starting at Goleta Beach State Park, the Obern Trail (formerly known as Atascadero Creek Bike Path) travels east toward Santa Barbara's center, following a flood-control channel. The paved path is a...
CA 3.6 mi Asphalt
Notice of closure: The Ventura County Public Works Agency is constructing a new bypass storm drain facility in the Casitas Springs community that will require closure of the Ojai Valley Trail from...
CA 9.3 mi Asphalt
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 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 Rincon Bike Trail offers both beautiful views of the Santa Barbara Channel and an important alternative to US 101 for bicyclists. The trail begins at Carpinteria State Beach's Rincon Point and...
CA 3.6 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The San Antonio Creek Trail runs only 0.5 mile from the Maria Ygnacio Bike Path near Matorral Way east to University Drive near San Marcos Road. A scenic stretch of trail runs through the Tabano...
CA 0.5 mi Asphalt
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 Santa Barbara Beach Trail, occasionally signed as the Coast Route, begins at Shoreline Park, a long but thin area encompassing the bluffs just west of Santa Barbara Point. The park offers plenty...
CA 4.5 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
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
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

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Rincon Bike Trail

Great for biking & inline skating

August, 2019 by victorialu2394

Trail runs along 101 highway in between mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful view while pumping adrenaline rush of riding next to speeding cars.

Omer Rains Coastal Bike Trail

Omer Rains Coastal Bike Trail

June, 2019 by thejake91739

This is one of our favorite rides that we have done a number of times over the years when vacationing in the Ventura area. We've always ridden this trail in the summer when inland temps are sizzling, but you can count on cool, refreshing breezes and beautiful ocean and coastal views on this easy trail.
The official trail from San Buenaventura State Beach to Emma Wood State Beach is only 4.1 miles long which is why we extend it. Don't stop at Emma Wood! Continue north on Pacific Coast Highway. I know, you have to ride on the road with only a white stripe to separate you from the motor vehicles, but it seems like the only traffic is the occasional lumbering RV slowly headed to their campsite along PCH. If you take my advice, you'll definitely burn more calories and be rewarded with spectacular views of the Pacific, gawk at multi-million dollar beachfront homes, and envy relaxed vacationers enjoying their RV's.

Maria Ygnacio Bike Path

Maria Ygnacio Bike Path

March, 2019 by thejake91739

This trail is worth exploring if you want to venture into the neighborhoods of Goleta. It must be especially awesome for the residents of Goleta to be able to jump on their bikes and head to the beach or UCSB via this path and the Obern Trail!

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Obern Trail

Obern Trail

March, 2019 by thejake91739

If you ride this trail, do it in conjunction with the Goleta Beach Trail or Maria Ygnacio Bike Path since it's so short. The locals must love this since for the most part it's quiet, away from roads, and leads to the beach. It seems ideal for the neighborhoods that back up to it for the last couple of miles. If I lived there I'd probably be on it most every day headed for the beach!

Goleta Beach Trail

Goleta Beach Trail

March, 2019 by thejake91739

Over the years on our visits to the Santa Barbara area, we've ridden the Goleta Beach Trail. Utilizing the probably now somewhat obsolete Santa Barbara County Bike Map (copyright 2000), we followed what was called the Coast Route. The Class I bike path starts near the corner of Storke and El Colegio, so that's where we would park and unload the bikes. In the summer months it's a great place to start your Goleta Beach ride since you add some distance to it, plus you can peddle through the nearly deserted UCSB campus to the Goleta Beach Trail trailhead.
After riding down to Goleta Beach County Park and Goleta Pier, the Coast Route turns inland allows you to pedal alongside Atascadero Creek. Today that trail is called Obern Trail, a lovely ride in itself. Another option is a spur off the Obern Trail just beyond Patterson Avenue called the Maria Ygnacio Bike Path. This will give you some uphill and through the neighborhoods of Goleta.
The Goleta Beach Trail is a beautiful, ridiculously short ride with sensational ocean and mountain views. If you are going to ride this trail, you might as well combine it with Obern and/or Maria Ygnacio and burn a few more calories!

Santa Barbara Beach Trail

Santa Barbara Beach Trail

March, 2019 by thejake91739

We rode this trail between the marina and bird refuge a few years ago. The photo op highlight was peddling our bikes between the rows of giant palm trees for that stereotypical California beach scene, but for a couple of native southern Californians palm trees are no big deal. In addition, the ride is so short it just wasn't worth getting the bikes out of the SUV.
This trail feels most appropriate for tourists, walkers, joggers, skateboarders, and vendors renting those quadcycle things to families.

Ojai Valley Trail

THE MILK RUN

March, 2019 by thejake91739

Way back in June of 1998, the Los Angeles Times had an article entitled "Joy Rides - 10 scenic bike trails for real people." Coming in at #8 was "The Milk Run." It was a 16 mile round trip through the Ojai Valley starting at Foster Park. Being the real people that we are, my wife and I rode it a year or two later during a vacation to Ventura.
Today that trail is known as the Ojai Valley Trail, and from the photos on the Rails to Trails site it looks just as beautiful as twenty years ago and appears to have had some nice upgrades added too.
I recall lots of trees, a rural atmosphere, a gentle incline, and being able to pretty much coast much of the way back to Foster Park!
(BTW: I've racked my brain and done some research, but I can't remember or find why it was referred to as The Milk Run)

San Francisquito Creek Trail

Attractive, Smooth Trail - part of a great trail network.

February, 2019 by cindylrowe

This trail has two parallel sides. We parked at West Creek Park – a lovely park about a mile south of the northern most trailhead on the western section. This beautiful park had nice restrooms, water and plenty of parking. The trail is often lined with a white fence passing through some residential and some commercial areas. The western section is less scenic than the eastern section and passes through more commercial sections. One of the good things about the western section is that it passes a shopping center that has the best breakfast restaurant in Santa Clarita: Eggs N Things. The western section connects to the South Fork Trail and that connects to the eastern section of the San Francisquito Creek Trail so you can easily do a loop ride. The eastern section ends at the same road (Copper Hill Drive) as the western section. It is a short distance over a bridge to connect back to the western section. In between the two segments is dry river bed. The eastern section is much prettier passing through a residential area with greenery planted on the side. Going north on either section is slightly uphill, which means downhill going south! There is a separate pedestrian path and two-lane bike path. The path is smooth, well maintained and very good for running, walking, biking and rolling on anything.

South Fork River Trail

A 5 Star trail with 4-star scenery.

February, 2019 by cindylrowe

This trail is one of the many beautifully maintained connected trails in Santa Clarita. It runs through basically residential areas with the dry river bed on one side. (At least it is dry in now, in February). I think this would be a more scenic trail in the summer when the trees have leaves. However, there is a certain beauty to the dry riverbed. It follows along the power lines and provides a flat, smooth surface perfect for easy biking, running and generally any kind of "rolling" be it skateboards or roller blades. There is usually a separate lane for pedestrians making it very safe for runners and walkers.

Maria Ygnacio Bike Path

Good Connector Trail

January, 2019 by acewickwire

Connected to this path from the Obern Trail (see comments for that trail). Rode to end of trail. Trail follows along creek and through residential areas, although stays within the green space. Trail is paved and like others in area not real wide but does the job. Noted a number of connector trails and would have been fun to have more time to explore these connections. Maybe next time.

Obern Trail

Real Name is Obern Trail

January, 2019 by acewickwire

After a short warm up on the Goleta Beach Trail (see comments for that trail), started ride from Goleta Beach Park and rode to end at Arroyo Road. Signage for the trail indicates this as Obern Trail, didn’t seen any signage for Atascadero Creek. The trail is paved, most of it is just wide enough for travel both directions but not a wide trail. The trail is older needing some overdue maintenance. We encountered a number of walkers and other bikers using the trail. Wasn’t a problem navigating around them. Trail is along the green space next to creek and away from traffic. Nice to have a quiet place without traffic. We connected to the Maria Ygnacio Bike Path from the Obern Trail (see comments for that trail).

Goleta Beach Trail

Okay for connection to UCSB

January, 2019 by acewickwire

Began ride at Goleta Beach Park and rode trail to UCSB and back. Trail is short and fine for connecting to UCSB. Otherwise not anything to brag about. We used this as a short warm up for the next trail starting from the park. See comments for Atascadero Creek Trail (Obern Trail).

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