Looking for a great trail near Long Beach, California? AllTrails has 10 great trail running trails, hiking trails, kid friendly trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Topanga State Park or Crystal Cove State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like El Dorado East Regional Park or Shoreline Aquatic Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 9 easy trails in Long Beach ranging from 1 to 21.7 miles and from 0 to 154 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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The bike path along the Long Beach Coast is beautiful. There is a walking path that parallels the bike path to ease the runners/walkers congestion. Once off the main path, the trail winds around a few restaurants, lighthouse, aquarium, and across from the Queen Mary to the LA River bike path. Once on this bike path, the stench of urine dominates the air as there is a large homeless population. I continued north past north Long Beach and into the Compton/Paramount area. The actual path is clean and fairly flat & level. Once you get to Imperial Highway, there is a small sign indicating the path is up and over the Imperial Highway bridge and continues north to the other side (west) of the river. I recommend turning back from here or instead of going up and over the bridge, continue straight and into the start of a he Rio Hondo River Trail. This path will eventually take you to the San Gabriel Bike Path. WARNING: I do not recommend biking past Imperial Highway. There was a lot of gang graffiti, homeless tents next to the path, glass and undesirables in, on, and around this section. In fact, I will not bike this section again. After biking this awful section, it ends at Atlantic Avenue. I was able to see the Los Angeles skyline. Unfortunately, I had to return back through this apocalyptic area a second time.

This is a perfect walk for kids, families, seniors and the handicapped. The trail is mostly in deep shade. We went on a hot 90 degree day and felt comfortable the whole way. We did the entire route plus a little extra bringing our hike up to 4.0 miles, bring water ! The beginning part of the trail is a cement paved sidewalk that can accommodate a wheel chair, with lots to look at and read about along the way. Then, it becomes a well established dirt trail, mostly flat. The bathrooms along the trail seem to be unusually dirty and disgusting. However the restroom in the Nature Center next to the gift shop was clean. The next time, I'm going to look around for street parking because $7 seemed kinda steep for such a small park. There were so many people just milling around along the path or walking very slow. It becomes a challenge just getting around them, if your a fast walker or runner.

running
no shade
11 days ago

You can’t go running ?!? What a joke !!!! Stupid af

hiking
private property
1 month ago

great for an easy scenic run. Easy to get lost though if you decide to go off trail and explore the neighborhood and surround area. Definitely cool to leave the area and follow the peninsula to see how the other side looks from across the water.

More of a stroll than a hike, short loop. Great for kids, lots of turtles.

Nice and easy.

hiking
1 month ago

Very flat and lots of shade. Good for a nice walk or jog.

The trail is basically flat ground, paved and there are many little work out challenges along the trail which adds to the challenge. It is very much wheel chair accesible and to top it off there are a lot of cute dogs everywhere!

Trail is paved but has a lot of cute doggies. The trail consists of walking or cycling. Along the route there will be fun family friendly diversions like the “Advanced Challenges” and planetary walk.

hiking
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

This trail is amazing for families. I recommend for anyone over the age of 5. They have 3 trail. 1/4 mile, 1 mile, and 2 miles. The 1/4 mile trail is paved so anyone can experience the sights and sounds of the hike.

hiking
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

I love this trail! It’s great for family trips! They have a nature center for the kids to learn! There’s three different trails, the .4 mile, 1 mile and 2 miles. The 0.4 mile trail is paved and has hand rails so is very much wheelchair accessible.

walking
1 month ago

Fun little walk along the "Naples canals" in Los Alamitos Bay, less crowded than the more famous Venice Canals.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy walk around the lagoon, very kid friendly. It's great to see wetlands being restored!

I would recommend if u have kids bc it is a short walk for them and u can somewhat see ducks from your view and after if the kids want to play the can play at the park

nature trips
2 months ago

Lots of turtles, lizards, and birds.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice nature trail in urban part of Long Beach. Easy walking path. My wife was skeptical @ parking but I wasn't concerned.

Trail options are nice, you can do a few different distances.

lots of trash and very easy but nice for a quick walk.

$5 on weekends to park. Or free 2hr parking on Claremore Ave which is .5 mile walk.

Free parking. Public bathrooms.

hiking
bugs
muddy
3 months ago

It's a good walking trail, except for the nauseous odors, I don't think I'll come back

This trail is a concrete trail that goes longer than expected but still feels a bit underwhelming compared to the park across the road. It is definitely more geared towards fitness, as most people jog or bike the trail. It’s all concrete and while it does not take you directly to the lake in the middle, you can still have a view of it and go afterwords. There is plenty of parking and lots of birds and geese. There are even little workout station to the side at every quarter mile or so. The parking price of 5 dollars gets you into both parks, and the one across the street closes early so I would recommend the one across the street first since it’s the superior setting and trail. Once finished with that, hop on over to this trail of you want more (most people won’t). Try both out. Come to this one for fitness and use the other one for sightseeing, a wilderness vibe, and adventure.

I love love love this walk!!!The 8 miles kicks my butt!!!!!

hiking
3 months ago

It’s an overall good trail for a quick run although there are many detours you have to make to go back to were you started, there is some trash here and there but it’s a good small trail to talk a short walk , I would recommend to go with a family member, friend, or to take your dogs for a quick walk, but do not leave them without a leash!

One of my favorite rides. water front leads right to the Rio Hondo trail

Don’t come here. Not so safe. Lots of young homeless people. Lots of trash.

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