Griffith Park Bike Loop

Though technically not alongside the river, Griffith Park is close enough to allow serious forays to/from the channel. The rides here are tree lined, scenic and well maintained.  How far you explore depends on your ambitions, of course, as well as those of your traveling companions.  The simplest approach is taking Zoo Drive at Riverside Dr. to the north, or Crystal Springs Drive at Los Feliz Boulevard to the south. The two roads join within the park, where they form a nine-mile scenic loop. This loop, in conjunction with the LA River Bike Path,  traverses higher ground that overlooks the river.  

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Starting & Ending Point

Enter the park at Los Feliz Blvd. where it crosses the I-5 Fwy.


Directions to the Start

Transit  From Downtown: take the 96 Bus towards Sherman Oaks. Exit at Riverside/Los Feliz. 

Car  Head north on the I-5. Exit at Los Feliz Blvd and make a left. 

Starting Point Parking

Park on the street near the Mulholland Fountain just west of where Los Feliz Blvd. crosses the I-5 Fwy.

Nearby Routes

Hill Climb Addition - This 1.8 mile extension will definitely work your cardio! Hard-core bicyclists can take a cue from Lance Armstrong, who climbs into the heights of the park and cruises the curving roads when he comes to town.

Sightseeing Highlights

The Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

The Autry National Center 

Nearby Dining

Pecos Bill's Bar-B-Q
 1551 Victory Boulevard


Glendale, CA 91201-2940


(818) 241-2750




Auty National Center Cafeteria

The Auty Museum has a nice little cafe off the center courtyard.

Burrito King
2827 Hyperion Avenue


Los Angeles, CA 90027-2505


(323) 667-0020




Dulce Vita
 1608 Victory Boulevard


Glendale, CA 91201-2972


(818) 247-2200




Coffee Table
 2930 Rowena Avenue


Los Angeles, CA 90039-2042


(323) 644-8111




Blair's Restaurant
  2903 Rowena Avenue


Los Angeles, CA 90039-2003


(323) 660-1882