San Gabriel River Trail

The GranDaddy of all bike trails in the area, the San Gabriel River Trail is a paved bike route that parallels the 605 freeway.  The trail runs from Seal Beach to the ranger station on HWY 39 above Azuza.

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The Best feature of this trail, NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES ALLOWED! 

It’s a paved trail for biking and hiking.  Total length 38 Miles.  Access to the trail can be gained on most major East / West roads and many parks located along the 605 freeway.  The center of the trail is located at Dunlap Crossing,  between Washington and Whittier Blvd in Whittier.  This is a favorite entry point because it splits the trail in half.  19 miles south to the beach, or 19 miles north to the mountains.

Click on the image below to Take a Virtual Tour of the San Gabriel Bike Trail.  Explore the trail and find your favorite entry and exit points.

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Parks are also a great entry point for the San Gabriel River Trail.  They also afford great parking,  water, and a central meeting place for group rides

  • Wilderness Park in Downey
  • Foster Park and Greenway in Norwalk
  • Liberty Park in Cerritos
  • El Dorado Park in Long Beach
  • Pico Rivera Golf course
  • El Encanto Park in Duarte
  • Santa Fe Dam Recreation area in Irwindale


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