Snake along the winding paths around the lake and through this handsomely-designed park by foot or by pedal-powered vehicle of choice. (No cars). This is also a great starting spot for long bike rides on the LaRio bike paths that lead both north and south, and travel along smooth, bona fide paved paths.
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Upper San Gabriel Valley, CA 91733. Parking and restrooms are available.
Car: Take the 60 Fwy east. Exit at Santa Anita Ave. Head south. Make a right on Durfee Ave. Turn right into the Lake entrance.
Transit: Take the 269 Bus toward Montebello. Exit at Santa Anita Ave and Lexington Gallatin. Walk north a short distance to the Lake entrance.
Whittier Narrows Recreational Area - Located in the City of El Monte, this 1,492 acre facility fronts the Rio Hondo tributary and is one of LA County’s largest and most popular recreational areas. It features a range of activities, including BMX biking, riding along equestrian trails, rifle ranges, and fishing in Legg Lake.