Segment A

Segment A – From Long Beach to San Pedro – View Google MapView Photos

Distance: 20 miles     79 stairways     1,278 up-steps     Total Climb: 965 feet

Facebook Event on 24 Sep 2016

Facebook Event on 22 Apr 2018

Official Finishers:
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

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, with only TBD stairways and TBD  pedestrian over/under crossings.

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.

Finish Location: Westmont Dr and Western Ave, which is bus Accessible via Metro Bus Line TBD on Western Ave.

Transit Connections (needs updating): Finish to Start: From Westmont Dr and Western, take Metro Bus Line TBD on Western to the downtown Long Beach Transit Mall at 1st and Long Beach Blvd at Bus Shelter A. Then walk across 1st street to Bus Shelter H, and take the LBT Bus Line 121 eastbound to 2nd St at Ravenna, then walk two blocks south on Ravenna Dr to reach the start at the Naples Fountain. An approach I often used when walking similar length, transit accessible Inman 300 segments alone, was to park my car near the finish, then take transit to the start, so I could walk “back” to my car.

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 1st St Station in downtown LB, right across Long Beach Blvd from the transit mall Bus Shelters, and reach the start via LBT Bus Line 121 at Shelter H.

Finish to DTLA: From the stop on PCH, just east of Western Ave, take the Metro Bus Line 232 to the I-110 (Harbor) Freeway, and take the Metro Silver Line Bus back to downtown LA, since it goes all the way to Union Station and also drops off at 7th/Metro, so you have more flexibility in transitions to all the Metro rail lines (Blue, Red, Purple, Expo, and Gold). Or you can take the Metro Bus Line 232 to the DTLB transit mall, Bus Shelter A, and then take the Metro Blue Line Train, north to reach DTLA and other rail/bus  lines.

Post Seg A2 Selfie

The first 7 official finishers of the Segment A from 18 March 2017: Dan Gutierrez, Dave Moorman, Jane Fransella, Kristy Moorman, Evelyn Sanchez, Pat and Elizabeth Schirmer

Stairway Data Table

Seg# SS# SW# In-300 Zip Stairway Name Up Down
A01 1 N/A 90803 NW Rivo Alto/Toledo E 13
A02 2 N/A 90803 NE Rivo Alto/Toledo E 13
A03 3 N/A 90803 SE Rivo Alto/Toledo E 13
A04 4 N/A 90803 SW Rivo Alto/Toledo E 13
A05 5 N/A 90803 NE Rivo Alto/Neapolitan E 12
A06 6 N/A 90803 SE Rivo Alto/Neapolitan E 12
A07 7 N/A 90803 SW Rivo Alto/Neapolitan E 12
A08 8 N/A 90803 NW Rivo Alto/Neapolitan E 12
A09 9 N/A 90803 NE Naples/Neapolitan W 11
A10 10 N/A 90803 SE Naples/Neapolitan W 11
A11 11 N/A 90803 SW Naples/Neapolitan W 12
A12 12 N/A 90803 NW Naples/Neapolitan W 11
A13 13 N/A 90803 SE Rivo Alto/Toledo W 12
A14 14 N/A 90803 SW Rivo Alto/Toledo W 12
A15 15 N/A 90803 NW Rivo Alto/Toledo W 12
A16 16 N/A 90803 NE Rivo Alto/Toledo W 12
A17 17 N/A 90803 SW Rivo Alto/Ravenna 10
A18 18 N/A 90803 NW Rivo Alto/Ravenna 10
A19 19 N/A 90803 Ximeno Median 10
A20 20 N/A 90803 Lower Roswell Ave 10
A21 21 N/A 90803 Upper Roswell Ave 14
A22 1 N/A 90803 Coronado Ave 65
A23 2 N/A 90803 Orizaba Ave 60
A24 3 N/A 90803 Molino Ave 52
A25 22 N/A 90803 20th Place 69
A26 4 N/A 90802 Bixby Park NE 35
A27 5 N/A 90802 Bixby Park SE 32
A28 6 N/A 90802 Bixby Park SW 10
A29 7 N/A 90802 14th Place 57
A30 8 N/A 90802 11th Place 55
A31 9 N/A 90802 10th Place 59
A32 10 N/A 90802 9th Place 54
A33 11 N/A 90802 8th Place 55
A34 12 N/A 90802 2nd Place 44
A35 23 N/A 90802 Ylber/Shorline 43
A36 24 N/A 90802 Seaside/Shoreline 42
A37 25 N/A 90802 Seaside/Apt Walkway 49
A38 13 N/A 90802 LB Performing Arts Center NW 29
A39 14 N/A 90802 LBPAC/Seaside W 29
A40 26 N/A 90802 Collins Way 24
A41 15 N/A 90802 Pine/Ocean Center Building 16
A42 27 N/A 90802 Ocean Way 38
A43 28 N/A 90802 Pacific Ave 38
A44 16 N/A 90802 Biona Ct 36
A45 29 N/A 90802 Shoreline/Golden Shore Loop 25 7
A46 30 N/A 90802 GoldenShore/QueensWay W 43
A47 31 N/A 90802 QueenswayDr/QueensWay W 50
A48 32 N/A 90802 QueenswayDr/QueensWay E 52
A49 33 N/A 90802 GoldenShore/QueensWay E 44
A50 17 N/A 90802 Aquarium Way/Pike Bridge SW 36
A51 18 N/A 90803 Bay St/Pike Bridge 37
A52 34 N/A 90802 Cedar Ave 39
A53 35 N/A 90802 Chestnut Side-Stair East 34
A54 36 N/A 90802 Chestnut Side-Stair West 33
A55 19 N/A 90802 444 Ocean E 6
A56 20 N/A 90802 444 Ocean W 7
A57 21 N/A 90802 24 Hr Fitness/Ocean 24
A58 22 N/A 90802 25 Hr Fitness/City Nat Bank 26
A59 23 N/A 90802 Ocean/City Nat Bank E 13
A60 24 N/A 90802 Ocean/City Nat Bank W 14
A61 25 N/A 90802 WTC/City Nat Bank 11
A62 26 N/A 90802 Ocean/WTC Plaza 12
A63 27 N/A 90802 WTC Plaza/Roof E 61
A64 28 N/A 90802 WTC Plaza/Roof W 61
A65 37 N/A 90813 Maine POC of 6th 37 37
A66 38 N/A 90813 Maine POC of 7th 36 36
A67 29 N/A 90744 Lagoon Ave/WWP Path 25
A68 30 N/A 90744 Neptune Ave/WWP Path 33
A69 31 N/A 90744 McDonald Ave/WWP Path 33
A70 32 N/A 90744 Wilmington Bl/WWP Path 33
A71 33 N/A 90744 WWP Restroom to Deck 27
A72 39 N/A 90744 Harbor Occup Ctr POC of Pacific 28 28
A73 34 N/A 90731 Harbor Occup Ctr S 7
A74 35 N/A 90731 Harbor Occup Ctr Parking Structure 17
A75 40 K7 90731 Upland Ave 122
A76 41 K6 90731 Gaffey/Elberon 40
A77 42 N/A 90731 Roseglen Ave 11
A78 43 N/A 90731 Bardale Ave 14
A79 44 N/A 90731 Amelia Ave 21
Total Stair Steps —> 1278 1180
Total Stair-Streets —> 44
Total Non Stair-St Stairs –> 35