An audacious 52-mile ride (one-way) — not for the faint of
heart. If you’re among those who just have to experience
the full monty of this epic urban trek, follow our
directions on how you do it. The individual rides have
already been described elsewhere on this site. The missing
pieces -- essentially 24 miles of riding surface streets –
are in the eastern San Fernando Valley and downtown. Stop
lights, a lack of bike lane and the ubiquitous threat from
cars, make these pieces a challenge. Food, restrooms,
sightseeing, parks are all noted on the individual ride
pages. Happy riding!
Read more about "Entire LA River Bike Trip"...
Like the public’s consciousness of the LA River itself,
many Angelenos have a vague awareness of horses in the city.
Press them for details, though, and they draw a blank.
Where along the river corridor can someone go horseback
riding? How extensive is the network of riverside horse
trails? What horse-related activities exist in Los
Read more about "Horse Riding"...
Like our beaches and mountains, the Los Angeles River can be
a safe and wonderful place to enjoy a variety of
recreational opportunities. It’s 52 miles long, at times
unpatrolled and, despite its concrete coating, always wild.
It’s an unpredictable place where Mother Nature and urban
crime can sometimes conspire to cause accidents and
scares. So when you visit the River, be smart and be
Read more about "Access and Cautions"...
Facilities & Events
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These rustic foothills are among headwaters for the LA
River. Their waters collect above the Hansen Dam. Together
the Hansen Dam area is the mecca for horse riding in the
city, containing the largest concentration of stables and
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In and around the area where the LA River borders Griffith
Park are some of the best-known horse stables, trails and
Read more about "Glendale Narrows"...
There are two areas here for riding: in the watershed of the
Arroyo Seco up against the foothills in Flintridge in the
Hahamongna Wilderness area; and in the Arroy Seco
floodplain in the shadows of the Rose Bowl.
Read more about "Arroyo Seco"...
Bikes and horses share the trails along sections of this LA
River tributary. The expansive Whittier Narrows Recreation
area has plenty of open space and vistas for trail riding
for all ages.
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Next to the LA River as its approaches the Long Beach
harbor, there are a number of stables and riverfront rides.
While the terrain is mostly flat and lacking in the scenery
of the other equestrian areas, this location is close to all
the activities of the Long Beach waterfront for post-riding
Read more about "Long Beach"...
Our river has over 100 species of birds!
Read more about "Bird Watching"...