Elysian Valley Riverside

Enjoy an easy walk or bike ride, try some fishing or just enjoy the sights and sounds of this soft-bottomed section of the river where birds, fish and lush plant life thrive. The newly-renovated bike path runs along the west bank, passing numerous small, pocket parks.

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Starting Point: Start at Fletcher Driver as is passes over the River and head downriver. It is 2.5 miles until the bike path and the soft-bottom channel peter out. Ending Point: The bike path ends at Egret Park, which is a good place for a rest before turning around.


Car: Take 101 and exit on Silver Lake Blvd. Go east on Silver Lake Blvd and turn left on Glendale Blvd. Take the 1st right onto Fletcher Dr.

Transit: Take 92 Bus and get off at Glendale and Farwell. Walk south on Glendale Blvd and turn left on Fletcher Dr.

Nearby Parks

Rattlesnake Park - Located just off Fletcher Drive, this pocket park features the Great Heron Gates, an artistic interpretation of the wildlife of the LA River, designed by sculptor Brett Goldstone.

 Egret Park - Perched between Riverside Drive, the I-5 Freeway and the LA River, this small park features river access and a variety of native plants.

 Rio de Los Angeles State Park - This 17+ acre park, opened in 2007, offers open space, soccer fields, restrooms, and a natural habitat hiking path. It is currently separated from the river by railroad tracks and the Taylor railyard. In the future, the plan is to connect it to the Taylor Yard and river.

 Steelhead Park - The wrought iron fence around this park is adorned with a steelhead trout, the LA Riverís native fish. Located on the river at Oros Street, the park features a small outdoor amphitheater.

Oso Park - t the corner of Riverside Dr. and Oros St, this small community park features sculptures of the wildlife that once roamed the river.

 River Garden Park - Located at the northern tip of the Los Angeles River Center and Gardens, this small park adds much need green space to the confluence of the LA. River and the Arroyo Seco.

 The LA River Center is a mission-style facility that was formerly Lawryís Restaurant. Today the Center offers a bicycle staging area with drinking fountain, a repair station and restroom, as well as a visitor center about the River, and a picnic, garden and park area.

Nearby Dining

Home Restaurant
2500 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039-4025
(323) 665-0211
Rick's Drive In & Out
2400 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039-2802
(323) 660-5988
Astro Family Restaurant
2300 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039-4019
(323) 663-9241
Rudellis Pizza
2320 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039-4019
(323) 644-4930