Sepulveda Basin Bike Loops

This lovely biking experience takes you through much of the 2000-acre Sepulveda Basin Recreation Area, one of the soft-bottom stretches of the river. You’ll see verdant trees and plants here, and a healthy array of birdlife.  Along this meandering bike loop, you’ll see Angelenos engaged in all manner of physical activities.  You’ll also catch glimpses of the river – yes, that is the LA River; and yes, here it does look like a real river! We recommend a nine-mile loop, but the ride can easily be broken up into smaller segments, depending on your time and needs.  Although the condition of the bike path varies from section to section, it is generally well-maintained. Some sections are smooth enough for rollerbladers and skateboarders, so be ready to share the road. A 2.5-mile section of the path passes through the serene core of Lake Balboa Park and adjoining Woodley Avenue Park. This ride offers all the basic amenities: water, restrooms, playgrounds and and picnic tables, plus extras like boat and equipment rentals, fishing, golf courses and ball fields, etc.  In Woodley Avenue Park you’ll find Japanese gardens, cricket fields, a wildlife preserve, and even field for radio-controlled aircraft.  

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Starting Point

The path starts on El Segundo Blvd. just east of N. Pamelee Ave.

Directions to the Start

Transit  Take the Metro Blue Line to the Compton Station. Head west on Compton Blvd to the river channel and then you can ride up or down river. 

Car Get to the 105 (Century) fwy. Exit on Central Ave.  Head south a few blocks and make a left on El Segundo Blvd. 

Starting Point Parking

On weekends, the Centennial High School parking lot on El Segundo Blvd. should be open and have space. If not there is limited street parking on El Segundo Blvd. 

Ending Point

The path ends at Del Amo Blvd. near the Metro Blue Line station.

Ending Point Parking

Street parking near Del Amo Metro Blue Line Station

Nearby Paths

Cut-over to LA River Bike Path: Just head east on Del Amo Blvd 1/4 of mile to see the main channel and join up with the LA River bike path. 

Nearby Parks

Cressey-Gonzales Park - Recently renovated with a new boys and girls baseball fields, a gym, pool, and food court.

Raymond Street Park - 400 (block) West Raymond Street – 2.5 acres. This park has children’s playground apparatus, a junior baseball diamond and restrooms

Sightseeing Highlights

Compton High School - Home of some notable professional athletes, musicians, and other figures.

Nearby Dining

Alta Coffee Service


20425 S Susana Road


Long Beach, CA 90810

(310) 632-8255


Giant Grinder Deli


20411 S Susana Rd # A


Carson, CA 90810-1137

(310) 638-6159


Del Amo Burgers


2800 East Del Amo Boulevard


Carson, CA 90810

(310) 637-1164


Hit the Spot Hamburger


700 West Compton Boulevard


Compton, CA 90220-3015


(310) 638-3177
 Byby's Bakery


728 West Compton Boulevard


Compton, CA 90220-3015

(310) 763-3499


 El Potrero Restaurant


810 West Rosecrans Avenue


Compton, CA 90222-3826

(310) 669-3032


Naka's Broilers
1961 West El Segundo Boulevard
Compton, CA 90222-1027
(323) 566-5450




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