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Ballona Creek, Marina del Rey

3.9
Outdoor Activity · Hidden Gem · Jogging Path
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.

The urban river begins in the historical Rancho Las Cienegas, then passes into the historical Rancho La Ballona, while flowing through Culver City and suburbaninzed Del Rey before merging with the ocean at Santa Monica Bay between Marina del Rey and suburban Playa del Rey.
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  • I live right near Ballona Creek. It is great to bike ride on. It is really nothing more than a bike path. Some jog and walk there and I don't think that wise. This area is known for predators waiting....  more »
  • 8 miles one way down the Balona Creek waterway. Other than the enormous amounts of trash you see in the water and shoreline in places its a good ride. After the ride you will never drink another...  more »
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  • Off the beaten track - covers a large part of L.A. - there isn’t much in terms of safe bike paths in L.A. - yet alone pleasant ones, this is as good as you will get in this area
  • Great bike path to the beach!

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