Atwater River Walk is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Los Angeles, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 3 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Best at late afternoon or early morning. It's nice seeing the families of birds feeding in the river. It sucks seeing how much garbage is strewn about in the vegetation. The first half of the hike is a nice walk with benches and is very pretty with the fall colors. The second half after you cross the bridge puts you on the bike path.

7 months ago

This is an urban hike. I love it. Yes there are scurvy people - use caution.

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8 months ago

If I could give this walk no stars I would. Polluted and littered with squatters. Glass and junk on the crack paved road so dog walkers beware.

hiking
Fri Jun 15 2018

Nice urban walk on a paved bike trail following a surprisingly lush stretch of the L.A. River. On a short walk, saw lots of waterfowl: cormorants, egrets, herons, ducks. The water looked inviting, but I didn't pack my hazmat suit.

bird watching
Fri Feb 02 2018

great walk through the revitalized LA river.

horseback riding
Mon Dec 18 2017

I ride this with my horse once week, year round. The river here is home to many encampments, so please don't take it on at night without a buddy. You'll hear the traffic from the 5, and the river here has dangerously high levels of e. coli. so please don't go in! In fact, I inspect my horse for any cuts before we walk across to get to Griffith Park.

walking
Tue Mar 07 2017

Nice easy walk to distract yourself.

Mon Dec 26 2016

best part of the LA river. good for dogs off lead on east side of trail

walking
Thu Jun 09 2016

Nice views of LA river

walking
Fri May 29 2015

great for a short walk in the early evening, watch the ducks swim by. there is a footbridge that takes you across from Atwater Village to Griffith Park.

bird watching
Thu Mar 21 2013

A great little "get away" right in the middle of the city. Lots of birds, nice walk. Can be very beautiful in early morning or at sunset.

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