I live right near Ballona Creek. Learn how to create your own. Also, I would never bike this area at night. Ballona Creek is a nine-mile long flood protection channel that drains the Los Angeles basin, from the Santa Monica Mountains on the north, the Harbor Freeway (110) on the east, and the Baldwin Hills on the south. Class I bike paths in Los Angeles County. The Ballona Creek Watershed totals about 130 square miles. along the Ballona Creek Bike Path, in Culver City Park, at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, several staging areas in Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, and Norman O. Houston Park. Once you make it to Playa del Rey, you’ll hit The Strand aka Marvin Braude Bike Trail. Ballona Creek is considered one of the best bike paths in Los Angeles. On that trail you can go north, towards Santa Monica, or south, towards Torrance. It is great to bike ride on. This map was created by a user. Some do, and that is a choice. Construction Note: - the section of the Marina bike path running along Admirality Way between Bali Way and Mindanao Way has been cleared for construction. DESCRIPTION: The Park to Playa Trail is a planned 13-mile regional trail that will connect a network of trails, parks and open spaces from the Baldwin Hills Santa Monica Bike Map; Best Easy Bike Routes in Santa Monica (includes parks and schools) (Citywide) Best Easy Bike Routes in Santa Monica (includes parks and schools) (Printable) Santa Monica Bike/Bus Map; County Bikeway Map with Marvin Braude Trail; Ballona Creek Bike Path; LA Metro; Advocacy Organizations Ballona Creek Bridge View. LEFT on the L.A. RIVER PATH You may turn LEFT and ride the Los Angeles River Bike Path for several miles of easy going bike and pedestrian only pavement that hugs the L.A. River.. Watch out for traffic, then take a left on Riverside Drive - you should immediately get onto the sidewalk and in a hundred feet you’ll see the entrance to the L.A. River Bike Path. Title: map ballona creekv2 Created Date: 6/25/2013 5:06:18 PM Some jog and walk there and I don't think that wise. Ballona Creek Bike Path Section. lacounty.gov | Public Works FAQ | Privacy / Terms of Use | Feedback Opens a new window | It is really nothing more than a bike path. The Marina Del Rey section ends at the Ballona Creek bridge where you will cross over into Playa Del Rey to continue on the path. Los Angeles California Bike Paths This is a guide to Class I paved bicycle paths around Los Angeles, and around Northern Orange County California: ‘Class I,’ paved, separate right-of-ways, mostly in parks, along rivers, beaches, and along lakesides. This area is known for predators waiting to take advantage of someone not paying attention to what they are doing. This six mile bike path stretches from Culver City to Playa del Rey. The Ballona Creek bicycle path is a six miles (9.7 km) stretch of Class 1 bicycle path and a pedestrian walkway on federally owned land of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) that is managed by the County of Los Angeles County and parallels Ballona Creek for most of its entire length. Ballona Creek (Río de La Ballona) is an 8.8-mile-long (14.2 km) urbanized river in southwestern Los Angeles County, California, whose watershed includes a portion of the western Los Angeles basin, from the Santa Monica Mountains on the north, the Harbor Freeway (I-110) on the east, and the Baldwin Hills on the south.. Bike Maps and Organizations Bike Maps.