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Hansen Dam Bike Path Trail

MODERATE 109 reviews
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Hansen Dam Bike Path Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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.

Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 216 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


mountain biking

nature trips

road biking


bird watching




partially paved


wild flowers

Please note that this path crosses over Big Tujunga River.

washed out
10 days ago

As previous people have said, there is no safe way to cross the water, and it is almost half paved, so I wouldn't really recommend it for trail running

mountain biking
2 months ago

The dam ride is nice but short. There is no like loop someone else has posted. The path is there but not for bicycles. So as far as a ride is concerned, meh, regular cardio, great spot.

4 months ago

The trail starts on pavement with great mountains view and then continues on sand and earth through trees. There is also a lake and a soccer field on the way where you can sit under trees to rest.

washed out
8 months ago

The way over the river changed, lol.

no shade
9 months ago

loved the bike trail but once you try to follow the map you cant cross over the little lake cause theres np trail so you'd get soaked

no shade
9 months ago

I thought this trail was a nice walk, no treacherous terrain or anything like that. I was a little disappointed because the loop that it claims that it is was unable to be completed on foot. Part of the loop is a Bridle Path and was so under water by the creek that it was impossible to cross on foot, unless you want to get soaked... No it was unfortunate I had to go back along the concrete path to finish it but overall it was a nice walk

Sat Aug 11 2018

the hike was pretty easy but some of the off trails end up dead ends so you have to be careful also it's hard to get across the stream in some places and we didn't see any birds it's supposed to be a refuge but there's plenty of water and the lake is big

Sat May 19 2018

Cool trail

Fri Jan 19 2018

I love this spot. It's great for running, walking, or biking. I wouldn't necessarily call it "hiking" because it's a flat surface the entire length. It's 3 miles total. 1.5 miles from the start to the end and 1.5 miles back. I tracked this trail on my fitbit and you only get 3 miles total if you go ALL the way to the end. (This includes running on dirt not concrete). It's the perfect spot for an outdoor run because you get sun and you don't need to worry about any cars nearby. You also get a great view of some mountains. Thanks Hansen Dam.

Tue Nov 29 2016

good work out as far as running 4 miles from beginning to the dirt loop in the back people can get your way at times besides that great place to log in some miles

Sun Nov 13 2016

as soon as I got there, it was pretty clear that the directions function had overshot our destination. but ready for adventure I could see the dam's edge and took my dog on a winding route to it. needless to say, we never made it to the dam. there was broken glass and garbage every where, two homeless encampments, and all kinds of shit (literal feces from every type of animal). perhaps the bike route is maintained and lovely as everyone else says. JUST DON'T USE this app's direction mode for this hike. you'll end up somewhere you don't want to be.

Sat Oct 15 2016

Its an amazing place to run

Wed Sep 07 2016

I've lived in PACOIMA for 7 years and wasn't previously impressed with the Hansen Dam. But in the last two years, especially 2016, the Hansen Dam has seriously upped its trail game! I'm officially a fan! No more long drives to get in a nice hike!

Fri Aug 26 2016

Approximately 4.48 miles if you park in the lot with the solar lights by the Ranger station. Turn right onto Dronfield from Osborne, the lot at the top of the dam right off Osborne is often full. Keep in mind this is a city park so be careful of debris, shopping carts and the occasional homeless. Most of the visitors to the park walk across the paved dam and back. Once you are off the dam the paved portion leads off onto Wentworth Street and there's several dirt pathways that are unmarked. Bear left and down the hill into the basin. Likewise for crossing the Little Tujunga Creek in the middle, there's multiple pathways but the one on the All Trails app is the best/easiest. I hiked two loops for a total of 9.51 miles.

Sun Jul 31 2016

Love this place

Sun Jun 12 2016

Easy hike across a dam.

Thu Jun 09 2016

First timer, so I took my time enjoying the beautiful weather and scenery.

Thu Feb 25 2016

A super easy flat run or ride for anyone to start or enjoy. Always crowded in the afternoon though

Fri Nov 20 2015

Love the view!

Thu Sep 17 2015

The best

mountain biking
Mon Dec 16 2013

nice little XC track. careful with the horse "gifts" on the road... nice place to do a couple of fast laps. flat terrain but sandy spots slow you down.... overall a nice place to burn some calories. good for newbies.

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