Clickable Links to the 4 Google Segment Maps
Click the 4 letters A, B, C and D to see the Google map of each 15 mile segment
The Long Beach Loop is a 60 mile, 4 segment stair-walk circumnavigating the City of Long Beach. Besides the stairways and ped bridges, the route also takes in many sights and neighborhoods that are not as well known, while also exploring many of the popular attractions in the City. The loop climbs 2,400 feet as it traverses 53 stair-streets, and 127 stairways that are not stair-streets, for a total of 180 stairways, with 3,156 total up-steps and 2,658 total down-steps, for an average of 54% up-steps, and 46% down-steps. The loop is a large clockwise route, starting/ending at the downtown Long Beach transit mall.
All 4 segments are close to 15 miles long. The 2019 route traverses ALL of the stair-streets in Long Beach. Additionally, other useful or interesting stairways that are not stair-streets are also included in the route. The route also visits most of the parks in the City, 65 in total, as well as traversing 28 pedestrian bridges and tunnels.
Each segment starts and ends at either a bus accessible location to aid those who may choose to use transit, or drive and use transit to return to their vehicles at the end of each segment.
This page will serve as the gateway to the table of quick links to the 4 segment maps at the top, and segment sub-pages, labeled A, B, C & D, describing all 4 segments in detail, are below [<— Presently the Segment description pages describe the 2017 route in the 2017 section. An update to the 2019 route is in development]. This page has segment stats, and finisher tables. Additionally, there is a Facebook photo album entitled, Long Beach Loop Summary, showing the overall Google route map, summary table, the GPS tracks of all 4 of the 2017 segment walks, and a finishers table.
How to receive website credit for completing Segments:
Some kind of proof that you walked a segment is required for you to be officially credited with completion in the segment finishers table. So please provide a GPS track of your walk. This can be done on your phone with a GPS tracking app, like Runkeeper, MapMyWalk, Galileo, and/or others. When you complete a segment, please send me a screenshot of your route track, and I will add you to the segment finishers table below.
Official Finishers – Long Beach Loop
As of 18 Oct 2020, 13 people have completed a version of the Long Beach Loop: 5 have finished the 2109 version, and 8 have completed the 2017 version of the loop.
2019 Version – Official Finishers
2017 Version – Official Finishers
2019 Long Beach Loop Information
2019 LB Loop Segment Description Pages
[To be developed]
2019 LB Loop Segment Statistics Overview
2019 LB Loop Official Segment/Loop Finishers
2017 Long Beach Loop Information
2017 LB Loop Segment Description Pages
Segment A – DTLB to Somerset Park in North LB: 15.3 mi – 53 stairs
Segment B – Somerset Park to Heartwell Park East: 15.0 mi – 25 stairs
Segment C – Heartwell Park E to Walter Pyramid: 15.0 mi – 5 stairs
Segment D – The Walter Pyramid to Downtown LB: 14.9 mi – 79 stairs