L.A. River Walk — Above Balboa

A riverside path with shade and scenery. Head upstream from Balboa Blvd along the soft-bottom section of the river and explore the stream, it fish, birds and other wildlife.

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Start at Balboa Boulevard at the LA River and head upstream.

 Parking: Balboa Boulevard in Van Nuys.


Car: Take Burbank Exit on the 405 freeway. Head West down Burbank. Make a right on Balboa. Continue down until reaching Balboa Park.

Transit: Take Orange Line to Balboa Station. Walk south until reaching Balboa Park entrance.

Nearby Parks

Sepulveda Basin Recreation Center - This is a gorgeous, spacious area with multiple parks, ample facilities, bike paths and one of the few soft-bottom sections of the River.

Nearby Dining

Xtacy Grill and Cafe
6345 Balboa Blvd # 180
CA 91316-1515
(818) 708-1314
Taqueria Juanito's
16851 Victory Blvd # 1
CA 91406-5560
(818) 781-6378
West Valley Cafe
Last Updated by Los 5 days ago
West Valley Cafe
5353 Balboa Blvd # 101
CA 91316-2810
(818) 461-0380