South County Bike Path

The South County trail, which begins south of downtown Los Angeles in the town of Vernon, runs for 5.8 miles. Combined with the adjoining LaRio Bike Trail, though, it creates close to 17 miles of straightaway biking. For distance-hungry riders, this offers a great open stretch of unfettered bikeway along the LA River. 
Although this stretch, with all its concrete, seems monotonous and not too scenic, the lower half of the river continues to support a robust bird population. Greening projects in the working-class riverside neighborhoods of Maywood, Cudahy and South Gate play a lead role in bringing greater variety to the physical and social aspects of the river.


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Starting Point

Maywood Riverfront Park (Walker Ave. & 59th Place, Maywood). Head upriver to the northwestern terminus of the bike path, located at Atlantic Avenue in Vernon, then turn back around to enjoy the full length of this ride (down to Imperial Highway).

Directions to the Start

Transit  text

 Car On the I-710 South, exit at Atlantic Blvd. Go right on Atlantic Blvd. Make a left at Slauson Ave. Then a right at Alamo Aver. 

Starting Point Parking

Ample parking in and around Maywood Riverfront Park.

Ending Point

Imperial Ave., then return to Starting Point.

Nearby Parks

Santa Cruz Park - 1.9 acres with benches, at the intersection of Shoreline and Ocean Blvd.

 Ralph C. Dills Park - Named in honor of a state senator, this park, located at 6500 San Juan Street in Paramount, features picnic tables, a playground, a walking and jogging path, a basketball court, restrooms, and grassy areas.

 Hollydale Park - This riverside park has soccer fields, a three--mile cross country course, picnic facilities and more. It is located on Monroe Avenue. near the intersection of the Century (110) and the Long Beach (710) Freeways in the city of South Gate.

 Maywood Riverfront Park - Located at 60th Street and Walker Avenue in a densely-populated part of Maywood, this small park is stone’s throw from the LA River. Efforts are underway to expand the park, and to create a high-quality connection to the river channel.

 Cudahy City Park - This small park, located at 5220 Santa Ana Street in Cudahy, is accessible via the South County Bike Path.

Nearby Dining

Maywood Multi Purpose Center Snack Shop
4801 East 58th Street
Maywood, CA 90270-3014
(323) 771-2107
Apollo Burgers
4722 Slauson Ave
Maywood, CA 90270-3017
(323) 560-2379
T & a Taco
7707 Wilcox Avenue
Bell Gardens, CA 90201-5213
(323) 771-0206
El Palmar Restaurant
5147 Gage Avenue
Bell, CA 90201-1540
(323) 771-6222