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For an workout close to home with free parking and a beautiful view with sometimes a breeze you can't beat it.
Stairs are more like climbing a wall in the lower area so work them quads.
I do the stairs portion six times up and down and if I haven't done it lately am sore everytime. Kicks my a**!
There are sloping sections if your knees are sensitive take the ramps!
It gets crowded but it's still the best a** kicking workout within 3 miles of Culver City!
Worst part is that people litter like crazy please put your trash in the cans.
Basically a free outdoor stair-master! Dogs are NOT welcome, so leave four-leggers behind. No need to bring water, or snacks, the trail is short. Very heavily trafficked on weekends and after work, so don't expect a calm nature walk, more like a busy gym with a view. Also, the trail is super dry, very dusty and dirty, so wear stuff you know you're gonna wash.
This is a great leg workout! I wouldn't call it a trail however, it's a set of steep stairs that is relatively busy. At the top there's a nice view of LA and small garden. I usually go up and down several times, it's like an intense stair master that's outside.
We went here yesterday and it was perfect timing. The trail has no shaded area and because it's overcast the weather was pleasant doing the trail and the stairs. As always it has a lot of foot traffic but if you get there early enough it won't be so bad. Parking is on the street down below but if you want to pay for parking and start from the top there is parking.
This is a great Workout. I highly suggest you wear terrain shoes. I wear basic tennis and although they worked fine. Better traction would have been better. I didn't do any research ahead of time and thought I was gonna be walking up basic stairs. These are man made with large slabs of cement. Some of them are very high, which is like doing squats. And on weekends it's crowded so walking up the side of the stairs is difficult without traction shoes.
I recommend you climb the stairs, run down the paved canyon trail and then do the stairs again. There is also space up top to run a mini boot camp or get some add'l exercise in.
The best part was the Fruit Lady at the bottom. There is also a food truck that makes smoothies and breakfast stuff.
Parking is free and on the street, so you may have to walk a bit to get to the stairs, but a good work out.
I love the stairs! Great interval workout! Definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to go out, do some cardio, and have awesome views of the city. It definitely gets crowded and parking can be a little tricky. I usually find easier parking on the side streets which means you have to walk a little to get to and from your car. If you go early morning (before 7am), parking will be much easier. After that and throughout the day til sunset, is when parking is tricky and the crowds are a bit heavy.