Simi Valley, CA Running Trails and Maps

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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

Marvin Braude Bike Trail

22 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

15.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Rincon Bike Trail

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

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

38 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Santa Clara River Trail (CA)

8.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Shoreline Pedestrian/Bicycle Path

4.1 mi
State: CA
Concrete

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
Accordion

Coyote Creek Bikeway

12 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Los Angeles River Greenway

23.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

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 Bikeway

12.2 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

Burbank Channel Bikeway

1 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Culver Boulevard Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Santa Paula Branch Line Trail

2.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Southern Avenue Greenway

2.5 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
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 neighborhoods in the...
CA 22 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
Enjoy a 17-mile trek across multiple Los Angeles neighborhoods on a former Southern Pacific Railroad corridor by combining the Orange Line Bike Path and the Browns Creek Bike Path. The Orange Line...
CA 15.8 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
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
Southern California’s San Gabriel River Trail extends from the Pacific Ocean to the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, connecting more than a dozen communities east of Los Angeles. The 38-mile paved...
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 Shoreline Pedestrian/Bicycle Path is a scenic multipurpose trail that runs from the tip of the breakwater opposite Island Grissom at the Long Beach Shoreline Marina to Long Beach's Belmont Shore...
CA 4.1 mi Concrete
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
Accordion
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 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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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

Rincon Bike Trail

Bring ear plugs

January, 2024 by dmurphy52

This short trail is a bit of an engineering marvel. Smooth pavement, beautiful scenery, and because it is within feet (separated by an impressive and artistic barrier) of Highway 101, very LOUD. Good luck if you're trying to have a conversation with a fellow rider.

Nice small capacity parking lot at the southern end. Very safe for a family outing, though a bit of caution will be needed in the one street crossing in La Conchita. At the northern end there is a beautiful park, suitable for picnics, and with nice ocean overlooks.

I ride about 20 miles/day, and found the trail a bit short, and a bit too noisy. One of my brothers, who doesn't ride at all on a regular basis, and who is less sensitive to noise than I am, found the trail "perfect". And there you have it!

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.

Accordion

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.

Ventura River Trail

Like Paris-Roubaix

September, 2023 by tomspeirce

Nice trail but when I rode it this summer a large section was still covered in gravel from last winter's rainstorms and mud/rockslides. Not sure if it's been cleaned yet but if you are on skinny tires be prepared.

Sierra Bike Trail

Excellent trail

September, 2023 by dave444

This is a nice rail-with-trail for getting around locally in the Lancaster/Palmdale area. A word of caution though - when going north and crossing Sierra Highway from west to east at Technology Drive (1/2 mile south of Rancho Vista Blvd/Avenue P) be sure to wait for the WALK signal, and don’t just rely on the green traffic signal for the cars. This is because traffic from the right (northbound traffic) doesn’t stop when the light is green for the traffic on Technology Drive.

From the southern end of the trail you can also connect to the Avenue S Bike Trail. This is a nice trail (which is not a rail-trail) that extends for several miles in an east-west direction (with a few gaps). There is also a gap of about 1.5 miles between the two trails.

Fillmore Bike Path

Not Good At All

August, 2023 by happybug1025

It was an awful trail path for walking or biking. Too many people taking up the whole path, too many unleashed dogs, and Fillmore residents loitering on path as well as off to the side of path creepily watching girls and woman while drinking beer. I felt extremely uncomfortable. Trash left all over and people don’t pick up after their dogs. I can tell you for sure that I will not take this oath trail again.

Arroyo Simi Bike Path

Great bike path

April, 2023 by laureldlane

Distance is good and enjoyable sights

Whittier Greenway Trail

Whittier Greenway Trail

November, 2022 by oleschootools

In the Friendly city of Whittier,California. The Greenway Trail is a Scenic and Safe destination for the whole Family. Remember to bring water ! 6miles long + since the extensions are finally taking place! Will be connected to La Habra in OC very soon keep in your to do list!

Los Angeles River Greenway

South Portion of Trail

November, 2022 by wfo163

On 06NOV2022 I chose to attempt a 7(ish) mile run along the LA river starting at the trail's terminus in Long Beach. The run took me from Golden Shore up to about Willow. Nearly as soon as the trail turns north from the trailhead the nature of this trail becomes apparent - This is not a safe trail for pedestrians. There are multiple campers, addicts, feces (human and otherwise), and piles of garbage all along the trail. It is an absolute human rights atrocity. Some of the campers have built decent sites off of the trail but most have built castles of garbage and some have built literal fortresses out of the riprap that is used along the river wall. Some of the people along that route were friendly enough and said hello as I passed. Others were not welcoming and a couple were down right threatening including one that tried to block my path and stop my run. This brings up perhaps the most dangerous part - there is no way to escape the trail should trouble happen. There is a high chainlink fence that runs between trail access. If a person finds themselves being chased or assaulted they cannot get away. This portion of this trail needs to be avoided if on foot. There were a lot of cyclists and perhaps this is an option if you are moving quickly, but even then this should only be attempted if part of a large group.

This trail has the potential to be awesome, but the current issues make it downright intimidating and dangerous.

Ballona Creek Bike Path

Rough Start - Great Finish

September, 2022 by andrewsantiago1

The views aren’t pretty when you leave out of the Culver City entrance to the trail, and it doesn’t particularly smell great either, but the views quickly get better, especially when you get closer to Playa De Rey beach. The beach itself is a sweet reward for a semi challenging, sometimes hilly ride. If you drive there, set your GPS to Syd Kronenthal Park for 4 hours of free parking. There’s also a rec center there with bathrooms and a fountain to refill your water bottle before your start. The entrance to the path is a steep slope, so save some energy for your exit back up it. Also, be mindful of what hour you head out as I encountered a large group of students on the path during school dismissal hours. The students were nice enough to clear a path (with some heavy bell ringing).

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