Los Angeles Loop

LA Loop Segment Google Maps – Quick Links

Segment A     Segment B     Segment C     Segment D     Segment E

Segment F     Segment G     Segment H     Segment I      Segment J

Segment K     Segment L     Segment M    Segment N     Segment O


The Los Angeles Loop is a 310 mile, 15 segment stair-walk spanning urban Los Angeles County. The loop climbs just under 34,000 feet as it traverses 474 stair-streets, and 307 stairways that are not stair-streets, for a total of 781 stairways, with 31,164 total up-steps and 8,804 total down-only stair-steps, for an average of 78% up-steps, and 22% down-only-steps [as of 1/5/2019]. The loop is a large clockwise route, starting/ending on Naples Island in Long Beach, in the southeast corner of Los Angeles County.

The average segment length of the 15 segments is a 20.5 miles, ranging from 20.0 to 20.9 miles. The set of stair-streets traversed represents well over 90% of total number of stair-streets that we know of in LA County. The few we omitted are isolated or far afield, and not easily included in the route, though we have included options to traverse a handful of stairways that are on the Inman 300, but not part of the main LA Loop.

Each segment starts and ends at either a rail station or 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. Additionally, transit information has been added in the middle of each segment for those what may want to do the loop as 30 half-segments; see the 15 segment maps for details.

This page will serve as the gateway to the sub-pages at bottom, describing all 15 segments in detail, and includes segment stats, and finisher tables, with a table of quick links to all the segment maps, labeled A – O at the top. Additionally, there is a Facebook photo album entitled, Los Angeles Loop Summary, showing the overall Google route map, summary table, the GPS tracks of all 15 of the segment walks, and a finishers table.

Additionally, there is a LA Loop Segment Walks group on Facebook, where members join to make doing segment walks easier, by contacting each other to find walking partners, and report their progress on the segments. In addition there are some sub-groups of segment walkers doing the loop in roughly 10 mile half-segments walks. Because of this, I publish a table of half-segment finishers to LA Loop Segment Walks group so those doing the loop in 30 half-Segments can track their progress. If you plan to do half or full Segment walks, then please join the group!

How to receive website credit for completing Segments or Half-Segments:
Some kind of proof that you walked a half-segment or full segment is required for you to be officially credited with completion of a segment or half-segment. 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 of half-segment, please send me a screenshot of your route track, and I will add you to the appropriate segment or half segment finishers tables.

Segment Statistics Overviewla loop summary table - 5jan2019

Official Segment Finishersla loop segment finishers table - 5jan2019

Official Full LA Loop Finishers – 17 total as of 5 Jan 2019!

Dan Gutierrez, Pat and Elizabeth Schirmer on 7 May 2017
Dave and Kristy Moorman on 29 July 2017
Olivia Oshimo on 7 Apr 2018
Jeff Rozema, James Peterson, Alfredo Salgado, Kathy Lopez, Luis Prado, Teresa Cavazos, Maria Casillas, Maribel Sanchez on 8 Sep 2018
Gaelle Gralnek on 15 Dec 2018
Marla Stephenson Thornton, Evelyn Sanchez on 5 Jan 2019
Who will be next?

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The first 3 official LA Loop finishers on 7 May 2017: L-R: Dan Gutierrez, Elizabeth & Pat Schirmer

All 5 Official LA Loop Finishers 29Jul2017

The 5 Official LA Loop finishers as of 29 July 2017. L-R: Dan Gutierrez, Elizabeth Schirmer, Kristy and Dave Moorman, Pat Schirmer (Dave & Kristy finished their Loop on Segment K)

Olivia finishes Segment O - 6Apr 2018

Official LA Loop finisher #6, Olivia Oshimo on 7 Apr 2018 at the Naples Fountain

Falcon Footsteps 8 official finishers of the LA Loop 8Sep2018

Official LA Loop finishers #7 – #14 on 8 Sep 2018, From L-R: Jeff Rozema, Alfredo Salgado, Kathy Lopez, Luis Prado, Teresa Cavazos, Maria Casillas, James Peterson, Maribel Sanchez

Gaelle Gralnek at the end of Seg O on 12Nov2018

Official LA Loop finisher #15, Gaelle Gralnek on 15 Dec 2018.  Photo at the Naples Fountain on 12 Nov 2018 (she finished Segment O before doing Segments M and N)

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Official LA Loop finisher #16, Marla Stephenson Thornton on 5 Jan 2019 in the rain on the Naples Fountain at the end of Segment O!

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Official LA Loop finisher #17, Evelyn Sanchez on 5 Jan 2019 in the Dominguez Gap Wetlands on the first half of Segment O (she previously completed the second half of Segment O)

Segment Description Pages

Segment A – Long Beach to San Pedro – 20.0 miles – 79 stairways

Segment B – San Pedro to Palos Verdes – 20.1 miles – 53 stairways

Segment C – Palos Verdes to Torrance – 20.1 miles – 38 stairways

Segment D – Torrance to Playa Del Rey – 20.1 miles – 42 stairways

Segment E – Playa Del Rey to Santa Monica – 20.7 miles – 27 stairs

Segment F – Santa Monica to West LA – 20.8 miles – 38 stairways

Segment G – West LA to Hollywood Hills – 20.5 miles – 53 stairs

Segment H – Hollywood Hills to Silver Lake N – 20.1 miles – 51 stairs

Segment I – Silver Lake N to Echo Park – 20.3 miles – 88 stairs!

Segment J – DTLA to Montecito Heights – 21.0 miles – 67 stairs

Segment K – Montecito Heights to Eagle Rock – 20.4 mi – 43 stairs

Segment L – Eagle Rock to Highland Park – 20.9 miles – 42 stairs

Segment M – Highland Park to City Terrace – 21.5 mi – 51 stairs

Segment N – City Terrace to Watts – 20.5 miles – 23 stairways

Segment O – Watts to Naples Island – 20.5 miles – 18 stairways

GPS Track of the 2016-2017 Inaugural Los Angeles Loop

Los Angeles Loop GPS Segment Tracks on Hybrid Google Map Poster - Legend - 1753x2040