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Great for Bike Rides, but be Careful.

I live right near Ballona Creek. It is great to bike ride on. It is really nothing more than a bike... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Elizabeth L
Marina del Rey, California
Better Bike ride than walking.

8 miles one way down the Balona Creek waterway. Other than the enormous amounts of trash you see in... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
Jud J
via mobile
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

I live right near Ballona Creek. It is great to bike ride on. It is really nothing more than a bike path. Some jog and walk there and I don't think that wise. This area is known for predators waiting to take advantage of someone...More

2  Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Phayao13
Reviewed 8 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...More

1  Thank Jud J
Reviewed 13 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.

3  Thank dziran
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank pinglet
Reviewed 1 December 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...More

Thank Debra-Lynne T
Reviewed 21 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
Reviewed 16 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
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
Reviewed 22 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,...More

1  Thank Sally M
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