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27 Aug 2017
“Runs Through the Basin”
10 Aug 2017
“Still not much of an attraction”
Although this river flows through the heart of one of America's busiest metropolitan areas, a large number of rare wildlife species still make their home here.
2960 Marsh St, Los Angeles, CA 90039-2911
Central L.A
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

Very long river running through the whole area. Often does not have any water, so just an empty concrete culvert. Scene of much filming. Homeless folks live along it. There are probably some interesting areas, but I have never seen them. Still a landmark.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Thomas V
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Despite the noble efforts of a group called "Friends of the LA River" to fix up the river, there is still not much to savor. As one walks along the river on the trail one remains quite far away from the actual riverbed, which is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rogerdob
Reviewed November 5, 2016

We enjoyed the views of Los Angeles River in early November 2016. Water levels were good. People were enjoying going out on boats in the Long Beach portion of the LA River. We also liked the lights on the bridge by the LA River. We...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Los Angeles River is a famous drainage channel that goes from north to south in LA. It has appeared in many movies and video games and has become a famous icon of the city. It is not especially pretty to look at, but nevertheless,...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Ynhockey
Reviewed December 5, 2015

The LA River is definitely no Seine, Tiber or Thames as it's usually just a dry bed or trickle of water hemmed in by huge unsightly concrete walled flood channel walls. Best seen when passing over a bridge or if in the Vernon area. I've...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank David B L
Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I drove down to the alas river to take some shots from the bridges and then found an access tunnel under the 4th street bridge. You can then drive down onto the concrete and take some awesome shots from the river level. Tip: In the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank AndrewS666_666
Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Los Angeles river might or might not flow, you might see water near Long Beach. There is a dry concrete river bed that runs in Los Angeles in case there are floods. It will look familiar to viewers of films such as Grease the...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes it's there, sometimes it's not. Being restored. Spent an Earth Day cleaning it up. It was unbelievable what we pulled out!

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank CarmichaelVentura
Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Los Angeles River is an oddity. In the Long Beach area there is actually water. Due to the tidal flows from the Pacific Ocean, that part of the Los Angeles River has water. Further up, one finds a dry concrete river bed. In major...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank mini
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Kayaked the Los Angeles River today with George and crew from LA River Exhibitions. Weather was perfect, fun on the river, alot of rocks. By the way, they hold your car keys so they won't end up in the river. More rapids and rocks than...More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Dick K
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