Lake Balboa Trail

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Lake Balboa Trail is a 1.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Angeles, California. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

walking
14 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

walking
1 month ago

Good trail, Well traveled. This course is more of a walk than a hike, the trail is paved and on weekend you can reward yourself with a hot dog with bacon. There is bike rentals, kayaks, fishing, and snacks for purchase.

fishing
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Little easy loop around a lake. Nothing amazing, lots of traffic here though.

2 months ago

walking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

One of my favorites, not only because it's conveniently located, but it also feels like you've left the city when you're on-site. It's hard to believe that the 405 is practically next door. This "trail" does get congested depending on the time of day/season, and because it has more of a "park" vibe to it, there are more kids and slow strollers enjoying the scenery than serious hikers/walkers looking for some exercise, so you'll have to do a bit of zig zagging around folks to keep a steady pace. That said, it's never stopped me from coming for long walks around the lake, enjoying the soothing site of the water while listening to a podcast after a long day at work.

5 months ago

5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

6 months ago

7 months ago

This lake gets a fair amount of foot traffic but is relaxing to be by the water. The main photo shown for this lake is not in fact lake balboa. It is a nearby lake located st the Japanese Gardens in the Sepulveda dam basin area about a half mile east of lake balboa. The gardens lake walk is superb for relaxation and meditative meandering.

walking
8 months ago

8 months ago

Beautiful lake area, a little crowded sometimes but there's lots of greenery, and you can rent bikes or paddle boats!