Marvin Braude Bike Trail
Pacific Palisades to Redondo Beach
The path begins in Will Rogers State Beach in the Pacific Palisades area of the city of Los Angeles. It continues southbound along the beach and passes through Santa Monica State beach. The Santa Monica portion of the path is an 8.5-mile (13.7 km) Class 1 path in LA County running from Temescal Canyon in the north to Washington Boulevard in Venice in the south.
The path then passes through Venice City Beach. The Class 1 bicycle path ends at the Venice Fishing Pier and riders must continue on the Class 2 bicycle path along Washington Blvd. The Class 2 path eventually veers off of Washington Boulevard and takes riders around Marina del Rey until it reaches a Class 1 path running alongside the main channel of the marina.
The path continues south through Dockweiler State Beach, El Porto Beach, and Manhattan County Beach. In Hermosa Beach, riders have the choice of either continuing along the Class 1 bicycle path that runs alongside Hermosa City Beach or riding on a Class 2 bicycle lane that runs parallel to Hermosa Avenue. The path continues along the beach through Redondo County Beach. The path passes through the parking structure of the Redondo Beach Pier. Signs instruct riders to dismount and walk their bikes across the main entrance to the pier and the King Harbor marina. The path ends in Torrance County Beach, in a parking lot at the base of the Palos Verdes Peninsula hills.
The whole trail is 22 miles long, but starting in Marina del Rey and ending in Manhattan Beach for a nice brunch is 10 miles each way- about an hour there and an hour back.
Directions From the Venice Fishing Pier: Turn right on Washington. Turn right on Marvin Braude Bike Path. Turn left to stay on the path. Turn right on Fiji way. Turn right to stay on the bike path and follow it around the Marina and then follow the path along the beach.