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South Bay Bike Path is a 16.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Marina del Rey, California that features beautiful wild flowers 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 16.2 mi Elevation gain 229 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Paddle sports Road biking Walking Bird watching Running Beach Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Nek Elefante
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Walking

Too many bikers not wearing masks

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Karl Icho
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Hiking

great

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Jullian Little
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Lots of wind m, check weather before you go out and ride.

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Don Hill
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Craig Charles
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Road biking

This is a great bike path: No street traffic and ocean views almost the entire way. Starting from the north in Marina del Rey, it takes you past the airport, El Segundo and famous Dockweiler surf beach, then into Manhattan Beach, followed by Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and ending at Torrance State Beach. There is a slight deviation from the ocean in Redondo Beach to maneuver around the marina, but even in this area, there is a designated bike path that is separate from vehicle traffic. It can get quite busy on holidays and weekends. The only area where the paved path is shared with pedestrians is in Hermosa Beach. Otherwise, there is a separate and clearly delineated bike path the whole way. If you are looking for a leisurely ride with great ocean views with no vehicle traffic, this is the path for you!

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Conor Wiggins
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Road biking

Great straightaways with some small hills, not too crowded and mile markers in the beginning.

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Shaun Smith
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Nice trail for bike riding 99% flat with a few small hills. Nice to not worry about cars riding with the kids. Only issue is with groups taking up the whole path, but that was far and few between. Much less crowded than OC path by Newport and Huntington Beach.

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Brianne W
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Road biking

We ride this often to get in some mileage. Try to take the road up against the hills rather than the winding beach path to avoid inexperienced pedestrians and beach-goers. You can take this other all the way down to Redondo Beach.

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Jenny Michelle
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If you'd like an easy and peaceful early morning stroll, it's perfect. If you're up for a challenge I would choose another trail. Worth it, but not a great workout.

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Alexis Font
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Road biking

For cyclists, there was a lot of pedestrian traffic which means quite a bit of stop and go keeping you focused primarily on the trail and away from all the great things going on around you. Also, this is an 8mph path so if you're hoping to make time, you might want to find something elsewhere. Otherwise, it's the beach. The fresh air, the colorful citizenry... That's just a plain good time.

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Kush Chief
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Easily one of the best bike paths in SoCal.

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Jesus Lopez
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Road biking

This bike path has a great view of the ocean with a brisk cool wind from Santa Monica to Marina Del Rey. Definitely a must do if you haven't. Enjoy!

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Daniel Best
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Road biking
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This is like one of the first bike paths in LA and is probably the most famous because it goes right thru Venice on the way to Marina del Rey. Here it's the people watching that makes this path unique and the more unique bike you ride through here the more you become a part of the culture.

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Shuyu Lin
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Cindy Nguyen
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David Holzhauser
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Vlady Kalifornia
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shelley perpall
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Rob Meyer
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Desmond Smith
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Vlady Kalifornia
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Miri Sanabria
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Carlos Briseno
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Desmond Smith
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Thomas Cayer
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Meline Shahouni
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Wendy Biala
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Ivan Beltran
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Graciela Chaluleu
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