Venice Beach Bike Path

Venice Beach, California

Elevation Gain56ft
Trailhead Elevation19ft
Elevation Min/Max12/20ft
Elevation Start/End19/19ft

Venice Beach Bike Path

Venice Beach Bike Path is a hiking and biking trail in Los Angeles County, California. It is within Venice Beach. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 19 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 56 feet. The Buddha Belly attraction and the Venice Graffiti Walls viewpoint can be seen along the trail. There are also artworks, parkings, tree rows, a parking, a bench, and bicycle parkings along the trail. The trail ends near the South Beach Park grass.

Venice Beach Bike Path Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Walking Los Angeles - Third Edition (Wilderness Press)
Erin Mahoney Harris and Zach Behrens
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"Free street parking is available on Ocean Avenue. Venice Beach may be the most distinctive beach town in all of Southern California thanks to its charming canals, which were built by real estate magnate Abbot Kinney in 1904 as an homage to the Venice in Italy. Unlike some other Westside neighborhoods, Venice Beach is more funky than fussy. This walk can be particularly fun for both you and your pooch, provided it doesn’t get overexcited at the sight of ducks. If you do bring a dog, resist the temptation to remove its leash during the canal portion of the walk. Toward the end of the route, you’ll come to the Westminster Off-Leash Dog Park, where Rover can get footloose and fancy-free with his canine pals." Read more
Day Hikes on the California Southern Coast (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"Venice Beach is a unique wedge of Los Angeles between Ocean Park (in Santa Monica) and the Marina Del Rey Harbor Channel. The famous Venice Beach Boardwalk is on Ocean Front Walk, an asphalt walkway that runs parallel to the back end of the wide, sandy beach. It extends south from Navy Street to the Venice Pier at the foot of Washington Boulevard. Winding through the sand is the 20-mile South Bay Bicycle Trail. The 1.5-mile promenade, built in 1905, is lined with beachfront businesses, cafes, hawkers, vendors, bodybuilders, musicians, comedians, artists, jugglers, fortune-tellers, dancers, drunks, hiking book publishers, panhandlers, spectators, and a vast array of other unique characters. The calm of the ocean is only steps away from the endless parade of people." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: West Los Angeles (Falcon Guides)
Bryn Fox Pitterle
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"Initially built by Abbot Kinney to be the Venice, Italy, of the United States, little is left of the 16 miles of canals that once ran through the heart of Venice Beach, but what is left is more than a mile of beautiful waterway, lined by some of the most exclusive homes in the area. A stroll alongside the canals and over the wooden bridges makes for a nice walk only a few short blocks from the famous Venice Beach boardwalk." Read more
Best Easy Day Hikes: South Bay L.A. (Falcon Guides)
Allen Riedel
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"Walk along the ocean, enjoying sand and shops. Experience a one-of-a-kind oddity unlike anything else in the world— Venice Beach." Read more

Venice Beach Bike Path Reviews

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When the temperature in the valley is over 90 degrees, this is a must. The walk through the canals, with its wide range of homes, is a casual easy stroll. I took my wife, who can't walk to the corner market, on this one and she loved it. Do the canal walk so you end up around noon on Venice Blvd., then walk to the the beach, turn left on the Boardwalk. You are now in a strange and wonderful scene from the Wizard of Oz. Walk north a few blocks to the Boardwalk Cafe and have a great breakfast or lunch. There is always some surprising entertainment presented to the diners, so try and sit close to the boardwalk railing. See my pictures on

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Trail Information

Venice Beach
Nearby City
Venice Beach
Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
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Dec 2018