Distance: 20.4 miles 82 stairways 1,321 up-steps Total Climb: ~1,000 feet
Dan Gutierrez on 24 Sep 2016 | Pat and Elizabeth Schirmer, Evelyn Sanchez, Jane Fransella, Dave and Kristy Moorman on 18 Mar 2017 | Jeff Rozema, Maribel Sanchez, Matty Barriga, Kathy Lopez, Teresa Cavazos on 29 Apr 2017 | Olivia Oshimo on 15 Aug 2017 | Luis Prado on 16 Sep 2017 | Gaelle Gralnek on 7 Oct 2017 | Maria Casillas, James Peterson on 9 Dec 2017 | Alfredo Salgado on 31 Mar 2018 | Rene Ditton on 29 Jul 2018 | Marla Stephenson Thornton on 26 Dec 2018 | Lisa Digger, Corinna Koebnick on [need to obtain dates]
Route Description Hyperlapse Video of Segment A
Cities/Regions: Long Beach [including: Naples, Belmont Shore, Bluff Park, Alamitos Beach, Downtown, Willmore], Ports of LA and LB, Wilmington, San Pedro
Route Features: This route has low elevation gain, and is not difficult, though it is a bit of a changeling. The first half is a fairly flat and pleasant beach city walk with 56 small to medium step-count stairways, with about 50/50 up/down climbing, almost all on stairways. The second half, still flat, is much more of a gray industrial tour of the northern parts of the ports of LB and LA, with some visits to older working class neighborhoods north and west of the ports..
Start Location: The start of segment A, also the start/end of the entire 308 mile LA Loop, is on Naples Island, at the Naples Fountain at the south end of Ravenna Dr, in the center of the loop, which is bus accessible via Long Beach Transit (LBT) Bus Line 121, which can be picked up by walking two blocks north to the corner of 2nd Street and Ravenna Dr, and will take you to the DTLB Transit Plaza and the Metro A (Blue) Line Train.