Map of the Los Angeles River Trail


Los Angeles River Trail

Los Angeles River Trail California map area

Los Angeles River Trail


17 miles




Vernon, Maywood, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, South Gate, Compton, Paramount, Long Beach


Los Angeles River Channel, local parks, residential neighborhoods, Long Beach Harbor


Rio Hondo River Trail


Los Angeles

The Los Angeles River Trail is series of separate section of paved pathways localed along the channel for the Los Angeles River.

The section of the Los Angeles River Trail that spans between the Downtown Los Angeles area and Long Beach is a 17-mile long paved pathway. The route of the trail includes residential neighborhoods, industrial areas, local parks, commercial districts and Pacific Ocean beach front.

Other sections are located in the Glendale area and other locations in the San Fernando Valley.


The Los Angeles River Trail is paved for the entire route. the trail is open for bike riding, running and walking. There are few road crossings along the route. The trail is located in a dense urban area and as with any urban area, trails users should take precautions. Go in groups when possible, watch your surroundings, do not leave your valuables in your car and bring a cell phone.


The Los Angeles River Trail goes past the following communities: Vernon, Maywood, Bell Gardens, Cudahy, South Gate, Compton, Paramount and Long Beach.

Points of Interest

The Los Angeles River Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Maywood Riverfront Park
Heliotrope Elementary School
ParkAvenue elementary School
Cudahy Park
Legacy High School
Hollydale Park
Ralph C. Dills Park
Dominguez High School
DeForest Park
Dominguez Gap Wetlands
Wrigley Greenbelt
Golden Park
Cezar E, Chavez Park
Santa Cruz Park
City of Long Beach Harbor
Nearby Trails

Rio Hondo River Trail: the two trails intersect  near the Imperial Highway and Long Beach Freeway interchange in South Gate.

End Points

The north end of the Los Angeles River Trail is located near the intersection of S. Atlantic Boulevard and District Boulevard in Vernon.

The south end of the trail is located near the City of Long Beach Harbor.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Los Angeles, California