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Ballona Creek

Address: Marina del Rey, CA
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Type: Jogging Paths/ Tracks, Outdoors
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Los Angeles
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Walked the path to the jetty many times over 30 years, living nearby. The fog drenched am is magical. love most the egrets and herons. A cherished slice of real biology along the pacific fly way. Wetlands are teaming with life.

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Los Angeles
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I cycle the full length 2-3 times a week. It is my lifeline to the ocean. I feel so grateful to have a bike path like this completely separate from cars. When I was running more I used to do various lengths depending on my training schedule. It is rarely crowded but there are some bottlenecks when Culver City schools... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The area around Ballona Creek is pleasant for bicycle trips. It offers a nice opportunity to enjoy everything that nature has to offer from sea lions to white egrets. Different environmental groups offer volunteer opportunities for cleanups around the creek to pick up trash around the site. It's a nice way to meet great people while doing something good for... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This area is disgusting.Crime,druggies,gang bangers & the dregs of the LA storm drain dystem. Very dangerous after dark. Cyclists have often been mugged & robbed. .NO police presence.Avoid the area after dark.

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palos verdes, ca
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Cyclists have been mugged here. More and more unsavory people are coming here. The people that ride here often do not observe the basic rules of the road. Do not ride alone near or after sundown.

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Marina del Rey, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a wetland preserve, so it's not a place to "visit" but there's a bike path along the creek that is very peaceful and allows a great way to view some of the wildlife without disturbing the habitat

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Manhattan Beach, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
54 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love being able to safely ride my bike along the ocean all the way from Manhattan Beach up to Marina del Rey and then onward to the Ballona Creek trail. It gives such a sense of freedom to be away from the insane traffic, knowing that my doggy can ride in my bike basket with no worries of crazy... More 

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los angeles, ca
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I usually begin this ride from Culver City, then end up in Marina Del Rey. From the beginning of the path in Culver City, there is ample amount of parking at the MEtro stop on Jefferson and La Cienega. Then the ride to the marina is just awesome. There are parts that are a bit jerky, however it is clean,... More 

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Irvine, CA
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381 reviews 381 reviews
84 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a path for the leisurely walker or biker. It offers some great views of the ocean in Playa del Rey or the Ballona Creek. Go for a leisurely stroll.

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is one of the nicest bike routes in the city, which is not to say its really pretty, I mean, it's still LA. Nice thing is it is free from dangerous interactions with traffic. It's great during the day, and not many people use it because people in LA don't bike or walk very much. As of this writing,... More 

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