Nature trails for walking and cycling

View of the nature trail path and plants

Walking trails, bike trails and facilities border virtually all of the San Gabriel River as it runs through Lakewood south from Candlewood Street to Carson Street.

Scenic routes are available on either side of the river.

At Rynerson Park there is a 1-mile walking trail and cycling trailhead for the San Gabriel River Bike Trail.

Across the river is the West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail, expanded in 2015, where a round trip from Candlewood Street to Carson Street is a 2.5-mile trek. The Nature Trail features native flora and fauna so visitors can see what the Lakewood region used to look like.

Four ways to enter the trail

  • South end of Carson Street.
  • North end of Del Amo Boulevard.
  • Park at Monte Verde Park, 4626 N. Shadeway Rd. and enter at this trailhead.
  • Park and enter off Candlewood Street at Knoxville Avenue.