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Segment B

Segment B – Somerset Park to Heartwell Park East – View MapView Photos

Distance: 15.1 miles     25 stairways     503 up-steps     Total Climb: 780 feet

Facebook Event on 2 Dec 2017

Official Finishers: See Main LB Loop Page for segment finishers table

Segment Highlights: Segment B starts at Somerset Park in North Long Beach. The route starts out heading southward on a long residential trek visiting 3 parks and a public cemetery with a stairway, reaching the Greenbelt, a former Red Car rail line heading southeast, now occupied by mostly parks and paths. After walking part of the Greenbelt (the rest is walked in Segment C), the route heads northwest to Signal Hill Park and City Hall, climbing a handful of small stairways, then climbs up to Signal Hill, visiting three parks, and spectacular vistas of the South Bay from Hilltop Park, before descending and climbing one more stairway on our way downhill to the area near the traffic circle and the lunch stop. After lunch the walk takes you on another residential trek, northwards visiting two parks and a pedestrian bridge over a concrete channel, as you make your way toward Long Beach City College which has stairways and a pedestrian bridge over Carson St. Next the route follows Carson St by way of the shared use path in Heartwell Park, for over 2 miles to the end of the walk, at the far eastern end of the park on Carson St, at Los Coyotes Diagonal.

Start Location: Somerset Park on Carson St, at Walnut Ave, which is bus accessible via LBT Bus Lines 101/103 along Carson St (which connects to the Metro Blue Line Train at the Willow Station).

Finish Location: Heartwell Park, at the far eastern end at Los Coyotes Diagonal, which is accessible from LBT Bus Lines 101/103 (which can take you back to the start, or continuing on to the Metro Blue Line Train at the Willow Station).

Transit Connections: (refer to the light pink lines on the Google map of Segment B)

Finish to Start: See the light pink line path on the Google Map. You cross to the north side of Los Coyotes Diagonal, and take LBT Bus Lines 101/103 west along Carson St which will take you back to the start of the walk at Somerset Park (at Walnut Ave).

DTLA to Start: If you are coming from Los Angeles or anywhere with rail connections, you can take the Metro Blue Line Train southbound to the Willow Station, then walk 1 block south to the corner of Willow and LB Blvd (on the south side of Willow, just east of the intersection) and take LBT Bus Lines 101/103 north to the start at Somerset Park (Carson at Walnut).

Finish to DTLA: You cross to the north side of Los Coyotes Diagonal, and take LBT Bus Lines 101/103 west along Carson St, which sill take you to the Willow Station, then take the Metro Blue Line Train north to DTLA.

Segment Stairway Data Table

Seg# SS# SW# Zip Stairway Name Up Down
B01 40 90755 Orange/Elevated WW N 10
B02 14 90755 Orange/Elevated WW S 10
B03 37 90806 Municipal Cemetary/Orange 12
B04 38 90755 Signal Hill Park W 6
B05 39 90755 Signal Hill Park E 17
B06 40 90755 Signal Hill City Hall S 15
B07 41 90755 Signal Hill City Hall W 7
B08 42 90755 Signal Hill Parking Lot 10
B09 15 90755 Stanley Ave 16
B10 16 90755 Disc Well Pk/Hathaway Ct 21
B11 17 90755 Jeans Ct/Sarah Ct 25
B12 18 90755 Maxson Ct/Avis Ct 34
B13 19 90755 Amelia Ct/Disc Well Pk Rd 51
B14 20 90755 Panorama Dr/Disc Well Pk Dr 73 73
B15 43 90809 California National Guard 10
B16 44 90808 LB City College Parking Lot SE 74
B17 45 90808 LB City College Parking Lot SW 80
B18 46 90808 LB City College Parking Lot NW 80
B19 47 90808 LB City College Parking Lot NE 72
B20 48 90808 LB City College Liberal Arts SE 28
B21 49 90808 LB City College Liberal Arts NW 32
B22 50 90808 LB City College Admin Bldg NE 30
B23 51 90808 LB City College Admin Bldg SE 24
B24 52 90808 LB City College Admin Bldg SW 24
B25 53 90808 LB City College Admin Bldg NW 29
Total Stair Steps —> 503 360
Total Stair-Streets —> 8
Total Non Stair-Street Stairways > 17
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