Hansen Dam Bike Paths

This 2.5-mile jaunt up and over the Hansen Dam travels a wide asphalt path. A favorite of those living in the area, it’s also a fun, quick trek for tourists. You’ll get fantastic views of Little Tujunga Canyon in Lake View Terrace, of Big Tujunga Canyon in Sunland, as well as the Angeles National Forest and the San Fernando Valley. On busier days, you’ll find concession trucks parked in the lot, near the path’s origin. Soak up the views -- and the sun -- as you bike across the dam, and be sure to pause in the middle for a look down the face of the dam itself. The descent to Wentworth Street marks the end of the ride. Simply reverse direction and head back to the starting point. For an eight-mile loop, however, turn left on Wentworth St. and ride it to its end at Foothill Blvd. Turn left on Foothill, then left at Osborne Street, and you’ll find yourself back at the starting point.

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Starting Point

This path’s starting point can be tricky to find. When in doubt, just follow the dam’s crest line.

Directions to the Start

Transit Take Bus 292 towards Sylmar Station. Exit on Glenoaks/Osborne St.  Ride up the hill to Dronefield Ave. Make a right. 

 Car Head north on I-170 to 1-5 to Sacramento. Exit at Osborne St. Make a right and another right in 2 miles on Dronfield Ave to enter the park. Make a right at the dead end and park end the parking lot there. Both rides leave from this lot: the one to the dam leaves from the end of the lot then heads to the right. The other goes back to Osborne St and makes a right.

Starting Point Parking

Off Dronfield Avenue at Osborne Street

Nearby Routes

Hansen Dam Loop - This uses Wentworth Street, Foothill Blvd. and Osborne Street to make a 7 mile loop with the Hansen Dam Bike Path

Nearby Parks

Hansen Dam Park - 11770 Foothill Blvd., Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
(818) 899-6016

Sightseeing Highlights

Hansen Dam - The Dam and its view are the main attraction.

Nearby Dining




10400 Glenoaks Boulevard

CA 91331-6699
(818) 899-8373



Las Cuatro Milpas


10707 Glenoaks Boulevard

CA 91331-1683
(818) 899-7641


Ranch Side Cafe


11355 Foothill Boulevard


CA 91342-6770

(818) 834-0031


Big Pop's


 10755 Glenoaks Boulevard


CA 91331-1683

(818) 896-5599


Numero Uno Pizza


10750 Glenoaks Boulevard


CA 91331-1690

(818) 890-5515