Explore the most popular trails in Lake Balboa/Anthony C. Beilenson Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Hours: sunrise to sunset

walking
bugs
over grown
2 days ago

very nice beginner hike. dogs on leash okay. frequent drinking fountains. lots of shade and benches to rest.

hiking
12 days ago

Loval favorite

on Lake Balboa Trail

hiking
22 days ago

beautiful walk. very easy. flat. no shade.

hiking
bugs
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Lots of cool ducks and birds to see! What a lovely place to bring your family for the afternoon!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice morning walk

on Lake Balboa Trail

5 months ago

For an easy trail in the valley this is it! Nice walk or jog or bike ride at your own pace. The paved path goes around the lake and is wide enough that people or bikes can pass with ease. Great if you're just starting out with walking, jogging or biking. Pleasant surroundings and low noise level. Closes at dusk so get there before then.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice place to take my pup for a walk after all the rainy days our favorite hiking spots have been too muddy. This is concrete, but has grass around and the nice lake area with wildlife

A very pleasant stroll. Also, great fishing. Just don't eat the fish!

walking
10 months ago

walking
Sunday, July 08, 2018

To call this concrete walkway a trail or this walk a hike is a blow off the water lie. This is NOT a trail, but a concrete walk build around a human made lake. Often times, depending on time and day, it is over crowded. Not uncommon to run into groups of three or four people walking next to each other taking the whole path and blocking others. you have to ether ask them to move or go around them. Complete disregard for others. Not surprising, people often do that on the bike path around the park, why not here? The best thing about this walk is to watch the ducks swans. But at the same time it can be upsetting. I have seen plenty of people feeding them even though there are signs that clearly state not to do it. It affects their migration habits and it is illegal. But people do it anyway. I suppose some people think signs and laws do not apply to them. Perhaps my review is a bit more “negative” than others, but I crew up in the Valley and have frequented this park and many others and I have seen this park go from bad to worst. More and more people and people using it few good parks we have in the Valley in very selfish ways. At the same time I am not one to sugar coat things. Yes, it’s a pretty place with some beautiful animals, but it does have it’s downfalls. Unless it’s raining, do not expect to spend some nice quite time. If you want some alone time and quite time, just you and nature, this is not the place for you.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Great for social walk. Great run for beginners. About 1.3 miles around the lake.

walking
Monday, April 23, 2018

Ducks and swans in the lake. Bird melodies. Pedal boat rentals. Finding parking on the weekend can be difficult.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Most know you can easily turn this into a 5 mile urban hike. I actually loop the entire Sepulveda Basin, starting at the golf course heading west to Balboa, take the bike path north to Victory, then east to Woodley, and south on Woodley but go over into the Wilderness Preserve and come out on Burbank, cross Burbank and head west to the Dam, you'll see it. After hitting the Dam, head north, down along the LA River..you'll come up under Burbank Bl. again, and out to the top. Head west on Burbank back to where you started...6 mile loop. Many people do this..but don't go across to the wilderness trail, to the dam, and call it a day at 5 miles. I do it all the time..like 12k steps, in about 2 hours. Great little trek to keep your legs, lungs and heart hike ready.

walking
Friday, February 09, 2018

wouldn't consider it hiking, but walking instead. the scenery near the lake but there are a lot of homeless encampments in the bushes and graffiti on the bridges.

walking
Friday, February 02, 2018

Good spot just to take a walk after work. A lot of things to do; bike riding, fishing, play park for kids. Plenty of space for BBQ and activities.

hiking
Friday, January 26, 2018

it's a nice walk around the lake, mostly all concrete sidewalk, but you can walk on the grass. it's gets hot during the summer, but is nice this time of year. The paddle boating is fun but the water can have a funky smell, from being stagnant and recycled. There is also fishing from anywhere with grass.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Breaking in my new boots and beginning the slow process of prepping the family to go backpacking with the Boy Scouts. Like another reviewer said, definitely more of a walk than a hike, but it’s outdoors & pretty.

running
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Best to go first thing in the morning. This place gets crowded in the middle of the day but an easy trail.

hiking
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wonderful lake, good walk, beautiful birds

walking
Sunday, October 22, 2017

FYI: This is a park and it's for walking, not hiking, but it's beautiful. Views: A lake, some ducks, swans, geese, dogs and kids. Note: In Feb/March the Cherry Blossom trees are in bloom. Parking: Usually isn't an issue but it's busier in the summer, on weekends and in the afternoon. Warning: If you decide to park on the side of the road in the park, make sure that you PARALLEL park, otherwise, you may come back to a lovely parking ticket.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

It's a walk, not a hike.

walking
Monday, August 21, 2017

Amazingly beautiful

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nice hike along a lake. Great place to walk a dog. Lots of ducks and fish.

walking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

on Lake Balboa Trail

walking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Easy access, lots of parking. Not too much shade but there's some. Good for when you need a quick, no-fuss workout.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Not really a hike, but great for a walk and/or jog!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Beautiful view

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