This Meetup was canceled.
The Marvin Braude Bike Trail at Torrance Beach is ~ 1.75 miles from RB Pier to the top of the ramp at Paseo de la Playa where the bike trail turns onto the street.
This hike starts at the top of the stairs near the parking lot and restrooms at Esplanade and Catalina just south of RB Pier. There is a ramp or stairs about every 100 feet or so along the bike path. We'll go up and down each set of stairs (including THE stairs at Avenue C) and ramps we pass both ways. This is a great conditioning workout for hiking hills.
~ 3.5 miles (more if you include the ups and downs)
~ 1.5 - 2 hours
- the south end of the bike path at beach level is not well lit. You can bring a light or walk at street level.
Look for my fuschia hiking cap.
Light dinner or dessert after hike at Catalina Coffee 126 North Catalina Avenue, RB, CA http://www.catalinacoffee.com/
That's me on a recent hike in Topanga (THANKS Sylvia!!). I was a long distance runner (marathons) and coach (trained groups to run LA and Dublin marathons). Now I hike! I motivate hikers to go a bit further and a bit faster than you might on your own. If you want to get conditioned for the other LA Hiking Meetup hikes, this is a great way to do that during the week. LA Hiking is a lot of fun. Lots of friendly, interesting people.