Ballona Creek Bike Path

EASY 14 reviews

Ballona Creek Bike Path is a 13.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Marina del Rey, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
13.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
383 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

walking

river

wildlife

Smooth bike path that goes from Marina del Rey to Culver City alongside a creek. Completely away from any cars, it's a great beginner path with some descents and inclines. Smooth bike path that goes from Marina del Rey to Culver City alongside a creek. Completely away from any cars, it's a great beginner path with some d...

road biking
3 months ago

We use this path weekly to add on some mileage and to head towards the beach in a safer way (out of traffic). Be vigilant as I have heard stories of people being attacked, but I've never felt threatened even on my rides alone. It isn't until around the time you ride under the 90 that you really start to see the beauty in the area. It's not all cement. I've seen incredible birds that I didn't even know lived in this area (cranes, pelicans, etc). It is gorgeous at sunset. :)

We ride all the way down Ballona from Culver City down to the end of the beach bike path in Rancho Palos Verdes and then go back on the road and do hill training.

Notice to walkers, please remember that this is primarily a bike path. Be courteous. Where there are walkways for walking pedestrians, please use them. Be aware. Listen for approaching cyclists. Let's share the path in a safe, harmonious way.

4 months ago

its nice and easy with plenty of payoff at the end as far as food and drink

9 months ago

Saturday, April 16, 2016

so nice

Thursday, September 17, 2015

road biking
Saturday, July 18, 2015

mountain biking
Sunday, June 01, 2014

road biking
Sunday, May 18, 2014

Typical Lost Angeles cemented creek. love the plywood hanging condos the bums made under the bridge right before Jefferson blvd!

mountain biking
Sunday, March 09, 2014

walking
Thursday, February 20, 2014

road biking
Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday, June 01, 2013

road biking
Monday, August 20, 2012

it runs alongside a creek that at first seems somewhat nice but then begins to look more like a sewer. i saw some pelicans and other interesting water birds towards the beginning, but as you continue, there's less wildlife and it's less scenic. this was a good beginner cyclist trail since it is restricted to bikes and no cars and is a smooth ride with some descends and inclines.