Exposition Line Bike Path


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Exposition Line Bike Path Facts

States: California
Counties: Los Angeles
Length: 5.22 miles
Trail end points: 17th St. (Culver City) and La Cienega Blvd. (Santa Monica)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 9479858

Exposition Line Bike Path Description


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, completing the journey from Culver City to 17th St and Colorado Avenue in downtown Santa Monica.

About the Route

The Exposition Line Bike Path is an off-road bikeway that travels alongside the newer half of the railway, providing a low-stress transportation and recreation alternative. This east-west rail-with-trail is paved, and open to different kinds of users. The railroad right-of-way is landscaped with a visual feast of native plants.

There is a one-mile gap along the Expo Line Bike Path between National Boulevard (if starting at Culver City and riding west) and Overland Avenue. There is no signage to direct trail users along city streets to the other segment of the bikeway. However, efforts to close the gap continue. It is also worth noting that beyond Culver City, traveling east towards LA, there are no off-road non-motorized facilities; rather cyclists have to use designated on-street bike lanes while pedestrians must keep to sidewalks.

The eastern segment of the trail travels between the Palms metro station and the La Cienega/Jefferson metro station along the same rail-with-trail corridor.


Near the eastern end of the trail, the trail connects with the Ballona Creek Bike Path.

Parking and Trail Access

The Exposition Line Bike Path runs between 17th St. (Culver City) and La Cienega Blvd. (Santa Monica).

Parking is available at:

  • Memorial Park, 1401 Olympic Blvd (Santa Monica)
  • 9225 Culver Blvd (Culver City)
  • Baldwin Hills Recreation Center, 5401 Highlight Pl (Los Angeles)

See TrailLink Map for all parking options and detailed directions.


Exposition Line Bike Path Reviews

a lot of traffic crossings, sudden endings and breaks

A sad trail in many ways, despite its occasional charms (especially the huge banks of wild fennel and bee balm). Many of our unhoused neighbors spend time on this trail, and it sometimes feels unsafe. There are awkward street crossings regularly. It disappears and reappears regularly. Not a fun trail because there are so many hazards.

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