Bikes and horses share the trails along sections of this LA River tributary. The expansive Whittier Narrows Recreation area has plenty of open space and vistas for trail riding for all ages.
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The segment above Whittier Narrows and up to El Monte along this tributary of the LA River provides some lovely riding opportunities. The Whittier Narrows Recreation Area is the epicenter of horse-related activities in this part of town, with a vibrant equestrian community that includes many different types of riding backgrounds. The San Gabriel River is the more traditional north-south horse route, but there are sprawling trails from the Equestrian Center west to the Rio Hondo area.
Trailhead: Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center, 12191 Rooks Rd., Whittier, 90601.
Rawhide Stables & Ponies
12622 Rush St, South El Monte, CA 91733-4150 (626) 443-7746
Grant Rea Park
Pony rides, train rides, zoo, merry-go-round, petting zoo, picnic areas, playground, birthday party areas.
Location: Grant Rea Park, 600 Rea Dr., Montebello, 90640. (323) 887-4595.
Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center
This 20-acre site with 35 horses and almost 300 miles of accessible trails is in a bucolic setting near the Whittier Narrows Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary. During the summer, riders can travel across the shallow river and through the tall clusters of bamboo that grow in the riverside pools.
Location: 12191 Rooks Rd., Whittier, 90601. (310) 699-5911. (562) 699-5911.
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