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San Gabriel River Bike Trail: Cerritos to Seal Beach

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Cerritos, California

San Gabriel River Bike Trail: Cerritos to Seal Beach is a 18.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cerritos, 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 18.8 mi Elevation gain 216 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Wheelchair friendly Kid friendly Stroller friendly Hiking Nature trips Road biking Walking Bird watching Running Beach Paved River Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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This is a 10 mile bike path along the San Gabriel River bike trail near Seal Beach. It features a river and a few wildlife. At the end of the trail is River's End Cafe. Heavy usage in the mornings.

The trail in this description starts here is in La Palma, CA on Orangethorpe Ave between Moody St and Walker Ave.

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Machelle Reed
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Hiking

It was a nice ride and the NEW YORK PIZZA in Seal Beach was AMAZING

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Frankie Sahagun
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Hiking

Nice quick in and out lots of transients

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Elmon Enriquez
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Hiking
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Cynthia Araujo
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Hiking

A nice, easy ride !

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Kay Kelly
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Road biking

Nice trail, pretty flat aside from the road underpasses, beautiful scenery once you get closer to the beach. Lots of people early, I started at 9 but I think if it’s not too hot I’ll start a bit later to avoid heavy path traffic.

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Fleo Barr
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Road bikingGreat!

i have been riding the riverbed since 1971 and still working it 2 times as part of my workouts! It is a clean flat trail so no tour de france here. You can make it easy or hard by pushing it with sprint. No cars to deal with and no stops.

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Edgar Jimenez
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Leslie Diana
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Hiking

Really nicely paved bike trail. You share the trail with bikers and pedestrians. Took it all the way to seal beach

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Anthony B. Classik
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Road biking

Very easy trail that will take you to seal beach and/or Ballast Point. Nothing much in Seal Beach so I suggest continuing to Long Beach for more restaurants and activities

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Robert Wheeler
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Road biking

Good Ride clean bring water. No shade

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Gabriela Franco
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Hiking

Great walk for my dog and I, we just got home and we are exhausted. I can not wait to keep walking this trail until I reach seal beach.

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darlene hernandez
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Closed

Went on this trail starting off of orangethorpe. Takes you all the way down to seal beach. First time doing this and boy was it long! Ran into a swarm of bees so i’d say just be prepared for that but likely it wont always happen. Also i started off on the right side of the river and the city ended up locking one the gates so i had to go around and use a bridge to get to the other side so i would say start on the left side of the river.

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DJ Goodman
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Hiking

This is a decent bike trail; however, the homeless are making it not as desirable. There was police activity in the homeless area on my return trip today. As of now, the last 1/2 mile is still closed for repairs. Once it dead ends with “Closed” signs, turn left (east) on Marina Drive towards Seal Beach. The first right turn (south) is First Street and it parallels the bike path. This street will take you down to the end of the bike path where the restaurant is located. Over the years, I’ve seen large sea turtles, a large (5-6’) snake, and a coyote (early morning hours). The homeless have never bothered me but occasionally the stench of urine is awful. As mentioned by someone else, the bike path gets flooded at high tide under the last bridge. You either need to pick up your bike and walk it over the rocks to pass the sea water or take the exit onto the bridge and cross PCH back to the path.

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Eneida Montesinos
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Hiking

#sangabrielrivertrail #biketrial #sangabrielriverbiketrail I like to post my hiking trials, even if they are not that good. This is not good for walking, many homeless, dirty , dangerous. Ok for biking.

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Elisa Lewis
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Great app!

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Shawn Larson
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Road biking

I ride this path frequently for a moderate workout. I start at Eldorado Park and head West towards Seal Beach. The path is smooth and relatively straight with mild headwinds heading West. I ride to the trails end, then head South the extra 1/2 mile to the Seal Beach Pier. I take a short break then head back but there are a couple of restaurants and a Cold Stone ice cream shop at the pier. There are lots of families with kids riding the path on weekends so if you have issues with that leave early (7:00 to 10:A.M.). During summer months, this is a main path for young non drivers to the beach all week. Week days between Noon and 3:00 P.M. are pretty clear for casual to advanced riders. Either early or mid-day is your best bet during weekdays. No worries for most during mid day as most advanced riders know how to avoid you. Good all around ride.

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Jay Risner
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the last underpass may be covered by water during high tide

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Jay Risner
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a nice ride which can be made longer by getting on futher up the up the riverbed.. The path actually starts at Azusa .

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David Salazar
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great bike/jogging trail

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Vishal Bhavsar
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Road biking
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Robin Baccanti
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Road biking

Nice easy ride with only slight elevation and a moderate headwind on the way out provided for a much easier ride on the return. not much in the way of scenery until you get close to the beach.

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Kaser Flower
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Road biking

The San Gabriel portion of the trail is well paved, with minimal drastic elevation changes. It is great for long bike rides for endurance. Portions within six miles of Seal Beach provide fantastic views of the river, a factory, and nurseries. It is narrow, my guess is 8ish feet wide however, and can become busy.

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Ivan Ayala
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Mountain biking

great trail for a long ride and nice view 's

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Mister Squid
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Great bike ride for the family, and you can jump in the water at the end of the ride, or grab a bite to eat at the cafe. Always a good amount of wildlife to see

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Jeff Farihi
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Road biking

Parked my truck at regional park in Cerritos and rode my bike to the trail / riverbed. It is around 16 miles round trip to seal beach and back. Ate lunch at the rivers end cafe, not the best but pretty good. I have done this many a time and it is a very good workout.

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Joe Santana
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Road biking

Nice ride to the beach. Trail was crowded and it gets a little narrow in some parts when you reach the channel. But it was a treat because of the cooler weather at the beach. Enjoyed it and can't wait to ride it again.

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Andy Mata
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Mountain biking

Had a good time with family biking down the river. Just a straight paved road to the beach, it's pretty fun

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Kevin Poch
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Road biking
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Did this trail today. I actually started from my home which hits the trail at the Carson St entrance. So its about a mile less than the actual trailhead. It's a nice ride along the river/creek, whatever you want to call it. It gets wider towards the beach. It can get crowded depending what day and what time you go. The beach at the end is nice, good place for a break. Also there is River's End cafe/restaurant if you want to grab some food. Ate there once, pretty good. Lots of cyclist go there. All in all, good workout.

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Mark Santos
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Ivette Hernandez
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