Walking

Walking is an activity that's taken for granted. With health benefits, street-level interaction, not to mention cost savings, walking around the city offers a brand new perspective to living in this giant metropolis.


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Tujunga Wash Greenway

Tujunga Wash Greenway

Walk this 2-mile loop featuring a lush greenway and the Great Wall of Los Angeles. Afterwards enjoy a meal at one of these delicious eateries here in the San Fernando Valley.
Sepulveda Basin - Upstream of Balboa

Sepulveda Basin - Upstream of Balboa

This 2.2 mile walk showcases the tall trees and plentiful birds of the soft bottom channel in the west end of the basin.
Dominguez Gap

Dominguez Gap

Walk and eat along the Dominguez Gap, an area in North Long Beach where two side-channel wetlands parallel the Los Angeles River from just upstream of the 405 freeway to upstream o ...
Rattlesnake Park, Elysian Valley

Rattlesnake Park, Elysian Valley

Rattlesnake Park opened in 1997 and is an excellent place to begin exploring the L.A. River. This 1.6 mile walk features a pocket park with native trees, plants and benches - and y ...
South Atwater Village

South Atwater Village

This 1.6 mile walk features an excellent soft bottom stretch of river, historic bridges, mini-parks, native plantings, and Brett Goldstone's dramatic Water with Rocks Gate.
Atwater Riverwalk

Atwater Riverwalk

Atwater Riverwalk is one of the first and largest pocket parks along the soft-bottom Glendale Narrows. This 1-mile walk features pocket parks with native vegetation and even a uniq ...
Ernie's Walk, Sherman Oaks

Ernie's Walk, Sherman Oaks

Ernie's Walk is the earliest community effort to revitalize the Los Angeles River. The walk traverses its popular 0.3-mile linear park, which features river rock seating walls, and ...
Cornfields and Chinatown

Cornfields and Chinatown

The Cornfields are a highly visible and important historic site for the region. The former rail yard was slated for warehouse construction, but in the late 1990s, FoLAR and the Chi ...
Sherman Oaks Village Gardens

Sherman Oaks Village Gardens

The Sherman Oaks Village Gardens is a short stretch of the Los Angeles River where one bank has been reclaimed by the neighbors and where the state has created a mini-park on the o ...
Bette Davis Picnic Area, Griffith Park

Bette Davis Picnic Area, Griffith Park

This 2.1 mile walk is in the upstream end of the Glendale Narrows, a favorite stretch of the L.A. River because it retains a soft, earthen bottom. It is home to birds, trees, turtl ...
Egret Park, Elysian Valley

Egret Park, Elysian Valley

This 3.4 mile walk features seven pocket parks, native planting, and scenic soft-bottom river. This is one of the most appealing and natural stretches along the entire river.
Estuary at Willow Street

Estuary at Willow Street

This walk begins where the concrete ends. Below Willow Street in Long Beach, the river has an earthen bottom with sides reinforced by boulder riprap levees. The walk features nativ ...
Maywood Riverfront Park

Maywood Riverfront Park

This walk through Maywood Riverfront Park features an industrial face of the Los Angeles River. While this walk is not recommended to introduce newcomers to the river, it's importa ...
Lower Arroyo Seco Nature Park

Lower Arroyo Seco Nature Park

The City of Pasadena's Lower Arroyo Seco Nature Park features an innovative wetlands restoration project.This walk also includes a secluded, unpaved stretch of the Arroyo below the ...
Whittier Narrows Dam

Whittier Narrows Dam

Natural area behind the Whittier Narrows Dam paints a sharp contrast from the stark concrete channel of the lower Rio Hondo. Soak in a panoramic view of the lower flood plains of t ...
Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve

Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve

The Wildlife Reserve is a 225-acre site within the larger approximately 2000-acre park complex of the Sepulveda Basin. It is a joint project of the US Army Corps of Engineers and L ...
Studio City

Studio City

Studio City is a great place to walk and check out parks with their native plants, public art, and river rock walls, ramps, and benches. This 1.9 mile stretch of the river is very ...
Los Feliz, North Atwater

Los Feliz, North Atwater

This soft-bottom stretch is popular with walkers, runners, and even dogs and horses. The 2.6 mile walk features the infamous river cats, painted by Leo Limón on storm drain outlets ...
River's Mouth

River's Mouth

This walk features the new Cesar Chavez Park and the Golden Shore Marine Reserve--a restored tidal wetland area. The walk follows the riprap embankments of the river, where it beco ...
Hansen Dam

Hansen Dam

Hansen Dam is a very popular place for pedestrians, runners, equestrians, and bicyclists--a sort of beach bike path for the families of the North San Fernando Valley.
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