South Pasadena to Montecito Heights in Mt. Washington

Arroyo Seco Creek Bike Path

The Arroyo Seco Bike Path runs about 2 miles between South Pasadena and northeast Los Angeles, offering views of the LA skyline and the distant mountains. It begins south of Pasadena Avenue and travels southwest along its namesake stream for its entire route.

The pathway travels parallel with the 110 between two parks Hermon Park (also known as Arroyo Seco Park) and Ernest E. Debs Regional Park. South of Avenue 49, you can also take a pedestrian bridge over the Arroyo Seco to reach Sycamore Grove Park.

Your journey will end at the Montecito Heights Recreation Center.

Tell your GPS: Arroyo Seco (Harman) Park.

Tell your GPS: The Montecito Heights Recreation Center (4545 Homer St., 90031) 

One day it's hoped the path will continue farther south to connect with the Los STARTING POINT

From the Arroyo Seco Park (1001 Arroyo Verde Road off Marmion Way). Follow the trail leading to the creek.


BIKE: You'll find bike-friendly streets toward the path on Figueroa Street, York Boulevard, and Griffin Avenue.

TRANSIT: Metro Bus 176, exit at York Boulevard, Follow York east across the Arroyo and enter the Arroyo Seco (Harman) Park.

CAR: Exit the 110 Freeway northbound at Marmion Way and enter the park on the left at Arroyo Verde Street. For Southbound 110, exit at York Boulevard. Make a left on York Boulevard and a left on Marmion Way.


The Montecito Heights Recreation Center (4545 Homer St., 90031)

ENDING POINT PARKING Enter the west end of the lot off Mosher Avenue where it becomes Homer Street.

Address: 4545 Homer Street, Pasadena, 90031

This extension crosses the 110 Freeway and takes you over to Sycamore


This 2.4 mile route takes you to the start of the Elysian Valley bike path. Turn right on Homer Street, then turn left at Avenue 43. Make a right at Griffin Avenue, turn right at West Avenue 33 (which turns into Lacy Street), and then make a right on W Ave. 26. Turn left on Figueroa Street (it crosses over the original settlement of Los Angeles at the L.A. River) and then turn right on Riverside to enter the bike path.