Orange Line Bike Path

California

Orange Line Bike Path Facts

States: California
Counties: Los Angeles
Length: 18.1 miles
Trail end points: Lassen St. (Chatsworth) and Chandler Blvd. and Lankershim Blvd. (North Hollywood)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Concrete
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015223
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Orange Line Bike Path Description

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 North Hollywood to Chatsworth along the former Southern Pacific Railroad Burbank Branch right-of-way.

The path provides residents of the San Fernando Valley with a dedicated environment for cycling and walking while connecting to rapid transit. Steps from its eastern terminus is the North Hollywood Metro Station, while near its western end is the Chatsworth Station, which services Metrolink and Amtrak.

Although its purpose is utilitarian, the trail is not without its charms. Native plants line the pathway, as well as public art. The trail also runs adjacent to Anthony C. Beilenson Park, which features Lake Balboa, a playground, picnic tables, a sports complex and other recreational amenities.

Note that the easternmost two miles of the path are on-road bike lanes along Chandler Boulevard.

Parking and Trail Access

There is a park-and-ride lot at the Sherman Way Station, parking at Chatsworth Depot and parking available in nearby Anthony C. Beilenson Park (6300 Balboa Boulevard in Encino).

Orange Line Bike Path Reviews

Only downside is the amount of stopping at lights for major streets. You can add some quick mileage if you do the Balboa Park loop once or twice (about 7 miles each loop). Water is scarce on the trail itself but Balboa Park is a good pit stop. I like to park at Canoga Station and leave from there

I rode this path today and really enjoyed it. Smooth, paved path. Downside is getting there Toluca Lake. You have to ride a few miles in traffic, which is stressful. And there are a lot of stop lights along the trail. But otherwise, I really enjoyed it. Pretty flat and easy ride.

Accordion

Great bike trail that connects to Balboa Park

this path is a fun and easy way to enjoy a day of riding. And a way to comute with lockup bike racks for commuters.
It's safe and the ride though Balboa Park is very nice. from woodland Hills to N Hollywood ride stop for a bite to eat and head for home on a path that is wide and safe. Enjoy.

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