Arroyo Seco Creek Bike Path

The joys of this serene, shaded 2.2-mile jaunt more than offset its patchwork quality. The route traverses a wonderful city parkway with intimate neighborhoods as it heads from Pasadena down towards the confluence with the LA River.  The route offers the unusual experience of in-channel riding, where you pass beneath a string of beautifully designed bridges as you ride a curving path beside the steadily bubbling creek and under sycamore trees.  You’re never more than a stone’s throw away from large and lush parks here.

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Starting Point

From the Arroyo Seco Park (1001 Arroyo Verde Rd off Marmion Way). Follow the trail leading to the creek.

Directions to the Start

Transit: Metro Bus 176, exit at York Blvd., Follow York east across the Arroyo and enter the Arroyo Seco (Harman) Park.

Car: Exit the 110 fwy northbound at  Marmion Way and enter the park on the left at Arroyo Verde St.   For Southbound 110, exit at York Blvd. Make a left on York Blvd. and a left on Marmion Way.

Starting Point Parking

Ample parking in the Arroyo Seco (Harmon) Park 1001 Arroyo Verde St.

Ending Point

the Montecito Heights Recreation Center (4545 Homer St., 90031)

Ending Point Parking

Enter the west end of the lot off Mosher Avenue where it becomes Homer St. Address: 4545 Homer St., Pasadena, 90031

Alternative End Point

This extension crosses the Freeway and take you over to Sycamore Grove Park

Alternative End Point Parking

In Sycamore Grove Park. Enter off Avenue 49.

Nearby Routes

This 2.4 mile route takes you to the start of the Elysian Valley bike path. Turn right on Homer Street, then turn left at Avenue 43. Make a right at Griffin Avenue, turn right at West Avenue 33 (which turns into Lacy Street), and then make a right on W Ave. 26. Turn left on Figueroa Street (it crosses over the original settlement of Los Angeles at the LA River) and then turn right on Riverside to enter the bike path.

Nearby Parks

Hermon Park - At 5566 Via Marisol in Los Angeles, this small park in the Arroyo offers barbecue pits, a children’s play area, picnic tables, and lighted tennis courts.

 Ernest Debs Park - This mid-sized park at 4235 Monterey Road in the Arroyo has 100 picnic tables and 20 barbecue pits.

Sycamore Grove Park - Located at 4702 N. Figueroa St, in the Arroyo, this park offers barbecue pits, a children’s play area, picnic tables, lighted tennis courts, a band shell, and a concession stand. In the summer, the park is the site of a performing arts festival.

Rest Room Locations

Best options are at Montecito Heights Recreation Center, Hermon Park, or Audubon Center at Debs Park.

Sightseeing Highlights

Audubon Center at Debs Park - An environmental education and conservation center.
4700 North Griffin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 221-2255

Heritage Square Museum - A quirky collection of historic buildings); the original settlement of Los Angeles

Lummis HouseThis hand-built historical house by the famed early author and conservationist Charles Lummis is now the headquarters for the LA Historical Society. 
200 E Avenue 43
Los Angeles, CA 90031-1304
(323) 222-0546‎

Nearby Dining
Pappa Don's Delicatessen

303 Pasadena Avenue
South Pasadena, CA 91030-2904
(626) 799-8397

Pizza Hut
4329 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 221-2700

Mc Donald's
5008 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042-3920
(323) 982-1581

100 North Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042-3904
(323) 254-2445

Thai Fantasy
5900 Monterey Road
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Aki Sushi & Roll
5916 Monterey Road
Los Angeles, CA 90042-4943

El Buen Sabor Restaurant
4306 North Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA