San Gabriel River Bike Trail (Cerritos to Seal Beach)

EASY 8 reviews

San Gabriel River Bike Trail (Cerritos to Seal Beach) is a 18.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near La Palma, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

18.8 miles 357 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

road biking

trail running





wild flowers


This is a 10 mile bike path along the San Gabriel River bike trail near Seal Beach. It features a river and a few wildlife. At the end of the trail is River's End Cafe. Heavy usage in the mornings.

road biking
2 months ago

The San Gabriel portion of the trail is well paved, with minimal drastic elevation changes. It is great for long bike rides for endurance. Portions within six miles of Seal Beach provide fantastic views of the river, a factory, and nurseries. It is narrow, my guess is 8ish feet wide however, and can become busy.

mountain biking
8 months ago

great trail for a long ride and nice view 's

8 months ago

I like this trail I'm always on

1 year ago

Great bike ride for the family, and you can jump in the water at the end of the ride, or grab a bite to eat at the cafe. Always a good amount of wildlife to see

road biking
3 years ago

Parked my truck at regional park in Cerritos and rode my bike to the trail / riverbed. It is around 16 miles round trip to seal beach and back. Ate lunch at the rivers end cafe, not the best but pretty good. I have done this many a time and it is a very good workout.

road biking
3 years ago

Nice ride to the beach. Trail was crowded and it gets a little narrow in some parts when you reach the channel. But it was a treat because of the cooler weather at the beach. Enjoyed it and can't wait to ride it again.

mountain biking
3 years ago

Had a good time with family biking down the river. Just a straight paved road to the beach, it's pretty fun

road biking
4 years ago

Did this trail today. I actually started from my home which hits the trail at the Carson St entrance. So its about a mile less than the actual trailhead. It's a nice ride along the river/creek, whatever you want to call it. It gets wider towards the beach. It can get crowded depending what day and what time you go. The beach at the end is nice, good place for a break. Also there is River's End cafe/restaurant if you want to grab some food. Ate there once, pretty good. Lots of cyclist go there. All in all, good workout.