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Address: Marina del Rey, CA

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Better Bike ride than walking.

8 miles one way down the Balona Creek waterway. Other than the enormous amounts of trash you see in the water and shoreline in places its a good ride. After the ride you will... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2015
Jud J
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1,634 reviews
565 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 372 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Of course, the fence takes and all bans give one to understand that this is something Marina del Ray spent a lot of money on to create. For the bird-interested, it is possible to see some species worth viewing.For most, it's something you'll pass as fast as possible on jogging or cycling. Tragic to see so many wind-driven existences in... More 

Thank Phayao13
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91 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

8 miles one way down the Balona Creek waterway. Other than the enormous amounts of trash you see in the water and shoreline in places its a good ride. After the ride you will never drink another thing in a Styrofoam cup.!....ever.!!!...Plenty of birds and some marine life. End with a jetty walk or ride at the ocean which is... More 

Thank Jud J
Los Angeles
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151 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2014

Walked the path to the jetty many times over 30 years, living nearby. The fog drenched am is magical. love most the egrets and herons. A cherished slice of real biology along the pacific fly way. Wetlands are teaming with life.

2 Thank dziran
Los Angeles
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

I cycle the full length 2-3 times a week. It is my lifeline to the ocean. I feel so grateful to have a bike path like this completely separate from cars. When I was running more I used to do various lengths depending on my training schedule. It is rarely crowded but there are some bottlenecks when Culver City schools... More 

Thank pinglet
Los Angeles, California
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298 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014

The area around Ballona Creek is pleasant for bicycle trips. It offers a nice opportunity to enjoy everything that nature has to offer from sea lions to white egrets. Different environmental groups offer volunteer opportunities for cleanups around the creek to pick up trash around the site. It's a nice way to meet great people while doing something good for... More 

Thank Debra-Lynne T
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014

This area is disgusting.Crime,druggies,gang bangers & the dregs of the LA storm drain dystem. Very dangerous after dark. Cyclists have often been mugged & robbed. .NO police presence.Avoid the area after dark.

1 Thank Christina B
palos verdes, ca
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Cyclists have been mugged here. More and more unsavory people are coming here. The people that ride here often do not observe the basic rules of the road. Do not ride alone near or after sundown.

1 Thank spahopper123
Marina del Rey, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is a wetland preserve, so it's not a place to "visit" but there's a bike path along the creek that is very peaceful and allows a great way to view some of the wildlife without disturbing the habitat

Thank Abby N
Manhattan Beach, California
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258 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

I love being able to safely ride my bike along the ocean all the way from Manhattan Beach up to Marina del Rey and then onward to the Ballona Creek trail. It gives such a sense of freedom to be away from the insane traffic, knowing that my doggy can ride in my bike basket with no worries of crazy... More 

1 Thank Sally M
los angeles, ca
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I usually begin this ride from Culver City, then end up in Marina Del Rey. From the beginning of the path in Culver City, there is ample amount of parking at the MEtro stop on Jefferson and La Cienega. Then the ride to the marina is just awesome. There are parts that are a bit jerky, however it is clean,... More 

Thank junyea

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