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Get In Gear: Where To Bike Near NMS Overland

Get In Gear: Where To Bike Near NMS Overland

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As a resident of NMS Overland in Los Angeles, you are near a variety of biking trails. Therefore, whether you prefer off-street, adventurous trails or those that are paved and well-lined street-side, there is a trail for you to enjoy in Western Los Angeles. Read on for some great ideas on where to bike in the area: 


Stocker Corridor Trail 

This dirt trail is considered moderate difficulty with an elevation of 239ft. and can be traveled via a mountain bike, or you can hike it. It is also dog friendly, as long as they are leashed. This trail connects the Pacific Ocean and the Baldwin Hills Parklands. Parking is available for the Stocker Corridor Trail at Norman O. Houston Park. This is a short trail that is known for its tranquil atmosphere. Take the three-mile round-trip version if you want a quick bike route. 


Griffith Park 

Griffith Park offers a complete loop featuring well-paved sizable lanes and shoulder areas to utilize. It also features some nice, challenging hills. It is an exciting 15.6 miles. To experience the park in its entirety, begin by climbing up Commonwealth Avenue, which will get you to the Griffith Park helipad. From there, you go over Mount Hollywood and down through the Vermont Canyon. You will enjoy a nice long ride as well as some simply gorgeous views of the city from this trail. 


Marvin Braude Bike Trail 

This spectacular 22-mile, paved beach-side bike path traces nearly all of LA’s westward coastline. The trail begins at Will Rogers State Beach and then moves on to Santa Monica, Venice, and Manhattan Beach. It eventually makes its way down to Torrance Beach, also known as South Bay. While pedestrians are allowed on the bike trails, on the Marvin Braude Bike Trail, there are more bike riders than pedestrians walking. The views are spectacular, and the ocean breezes keep you peddling on and enjoying this path. This trail is known by the locals as simply The Strand, and it has been featured in hundreds of movies and TV shows throughout the years. 


Mount Wilson 

For a challenging ride that is sure to get your heart pumping, try the 19-mile 4,500 feet trail, Mount Wilson, which will be a welcome introduction to the immense Angeles National Forest. Due to the challenging nature of the trail, expect to spend at least two to three hours riding from the base of the trail to your ultimate destination at the top of Mount Wilson. The payoff, once you reach the pinnacle, is well worth the effort as you can check out the Mt. Wilson Observatory, enjoying spectacular views of Mt. Baldy peak, the San Gabriel Mountains and even downtown LA. You can also rehydrate at the Cosmic Cafe. It’s worth noting that there is also a ranger station at Clear Creek Junction along the way where you can get some water before heading further up the hills. 


Enjoy Your Biking Adventure Near NMS Overland 

As you can see from the bike paths outlined above and the many additional ones you can access here at the Trails of LA County website, there are many places located near your residence that will offer a challenging and fun bike riding experience. This, of course, only adds to the benefits of becoming part of the NMS Overland community and living in some of the most well-designed apartments in Western Los Angeles. 

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