Rose Bowl Loop Trail

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Rose Bowl Loop Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Pasadena, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. 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
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
118 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

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nature trips

road biking

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road biking
20 days ago

I took my eleven year old son on this bike loop. If you want to go kid slow or faster this is for you. Allot of the loop is shaded by old oak trees. It has plenty of parking. The first half has a slight incline (almost unnoticeable) the second half you get to do some coasting. My son liked that part. Path is plenty wide for walkers, runners and cyclists.

road biking
1 month ago

This is a nicely paved road suitable for biking, jogging and walking. Partially shaded, with restroom facilities not too far off the track. Check the calendar and watch out for the Flea Market. That won't preclude the use of the loop but it does make parking different - not impossible - just different.

Unfortunately, there seem to be quite a few rude and selfish pedestrians (jogging and/or walking) that seem to think that cyclists are not welcome on the loop. Funny because the loop started out as a cycling venue. Let's all share the road!

walking
1 month ago

Near the end of the parking lot, once you pass under the bridge (I was going the wrong way I guess, I went clockwise), there’s a little dirt path that beers downhill. Take that to see some nice scenery, there’s a creek, and lush grass, takes you under the freeway underpass. Everyone is friendly, and it was not very busy. Enjoyable and perfect weather. Going down the path gives you speckled shade. Will definitely do this again.

trail running
6 months ago

Great place to run. Very wide running space so it's easy for people to pass. Regular bathrooms (NOT portable ones!!!) are a huge plus. Tons of parking. The loop has a 1.5 mile incline. For me, running counter-clockwise is way easier than clockwise.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

This is a great trail to start walking if one is a novice walker/hiker. Very easy yet enough room to walk. Very safe environment. A good treat after your walk is a fruit cup from Jose's fruit stand on the south end of the trail.

trail running
Monday, February 27, 2017

I love this places

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

So much better than pavement. Smell the trees, hear the birds, feel the soft dirt under your feet.

Monday, September 26, 2016

it is a great walk or for jogging. always friendly faces.

walking
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

You can either walk the entire perimeter on pavement or you can access the trail running sections that run the length of each side of the loop . One entrance is across from the parking lot for the golf course, you will see stone steps leading up to the street on the other side, and directly to the left of those stairs are the dirt steps up to the trail. You will have to jump on the pavement for a bit until you get over to the other side. From there look behind where the cars park in the dirt and you can pick up the trail again. It's nothing to write home about but I find it more pleasant and less boring than the pavement loop .

Sunday, March 27, 2016

It's a walk around sparking lot

walking
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Great for walks but you can also run and bike. In between the golf courses appears to be a trail. Walked part of it which adds to the miles completed from 3.1 to 3.4.

walking
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A nice walk for a bright sunny day. I didn't realize until about half way through that I was walking in the wrong direction..oops. I guess pedestrians are supposed to walk the paved walkway in a counter-clockwise direction. That being said, it was a nice way to spend an hour.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Paved loop around rose bowl. Perfect for walk or run with stroller.

trail running
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Good for a nice, easy run. Occasionally a few people. More people tend to use the paved Rose Bowl Loop. Watch out for the crowds on the second Sunday of the month for the Flea Market. It makes parking a nightmare!

trail running
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I've been running the Rose Bowl Loop for years and find that it is excellent for those days when you just want to take it easy and pace. Its relatively flat and requires no specific skills.
I would rank this loop as extremely easy to easy. A paced, no worries run can be completed in 40 -45 minutes. Great for those days when you missed your real training. A good warm up for the gym afterwards.

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