You can either walk the entire perimeter on pavement or you can access the trail running sections that run the length of each side of the loop . One entrance is across from the parking lot for the golf course, you will see stone steps leading up to the street on the other side, and directly to the left of those stairs are the dirt steps up to the trail. You will have to jump on the pavement for a bit until you get over to the other side. From there look behind where the cars park in the dirt and you can pick up the trail again. It's nothing to write home about but I find it more pleasant and less boring than the pavement loop .
Cole B. on Rose Bowl Loop Trail
It's a walk around sparking lot
A nice walk for a bright sunny day. I didn't realize until about half way through that I was walking in the wrong direction..oops. I guess pedestrians are supposed to walk the paved walkway in a counter-clockwise direction. That being said, it was a nice way to spend an hour.
I've been running the Rose Bowl Loop for years and find that it is excellent for those days when you just want to take it easy and pace. Its relatively flat and requires no specific skills.
I would rank this loop as extremely easy to easy. A paced, no worries run can be completed in 40 -45 minutes. Great for those days when you missed your real training. A good warm up for the gym afterwards.