Segment C


Segment C – Palos Verdes to Torrance – View Google MapView Photos

Distance: 20.2 miles     39 stairways     1,845 up-steps     Total Climb: ~3,200 feet

Facebook Event on 22 Oct 2016

Facebook Event on 19 May 2018

Cities/Regions: Palos Verdes, Lunada Bay, Malaga Cove, Torrance Riviera, Torrance

Official Finishers:
Dan Gutierrez, Jason Songhurst, Jonathan Chaalan on 22 Oct 2016 | Pat and Elizabeth Schirmer, Evelyn Sanchez on 4 Mar 2017 | Dave and Kristy Moorman, John and Olivia Oshimo on 10 Jun 2017 | Jeff Rozema, Kathy Lopez, Teresa Cavazos, Alfredo Salgado, Maria Casillas on 24 Jun 2017 | Luis Prado on 12 Aug 2017 | Maribel Sanchez, Matty Barriga on 26 Aug 2017 | James Peterson on 10 Feb 2018 | Gaelle Gralnek, Marla Stephenson Thornton on 19 May 2018 | Jane Fransella on 15 Jul 2018 | Lisa Digger, Corinna Koebnick on 16 Feb 2019 | Larry Blood, Kay Brown, Mary Dang, Sandy Hobson, Laura Kitagawa, Mitzi Lacebal, Caroline Shahin, Lisa Ung on 5 Mar 2023 | Who will be next?

Route Description Hyperlapse Video of Segment C

Route Features: Starting at a shopping center, segment C has two major climbs early in the upscale neighborhoods in Palos Verdes (PV), offering great ocean views, climbing 4 of the 5 longest stairways of the entire segment, two of them having more than 200 steps. The route then descends back to the bottom of the hill at Lunada Bay for lunch. After lunch, the route winds through lower elevation neighborhoods and one park traversing 8 stairways, then follows the gently rolling median gravel path on PV Drive West, heading northward toward Malaga Cove. At the cove, the route winds through a hilly set of 10 stairways, offering outstanding views of both the coastline from Redondo Beach northward, as well as the Spanish style homes in the neighborhoods below. Finally the route descends through the Torrance Riviera to the end at at a shopping center.

Start Location: Palos Verdes Drive West and Hawthorne Blvd, which is bus accessible on weekends via Metro Bus Line 344 to the Artesia Transit Center connecting to the Metro A (Blue) Line Train.

Finish Location: Calle Mayor and Pacific Coast Highway, which is bus accessible on weekends via Metro Bus Line 232 along Pacific Coast Highway to the Metro Silver Line Bus and the Metro A (Blue) Line Train.


Post segment C selfie: 22 Oct 2016. L-R: Dan Gutierrez, Jason Songhurst, Jonathan Chaalan


Post segment C selfie: 4 Mar 2017. L-R: Dan G., Pat and Elizabeth Schirmer, Evelyn Sanchez

Post C3 Selfie 10Jun2017-800w

Post Segment C selfie: 10 Jun 2017 L-R: Olivia & John Oshimo, Kristy & Dave Moorman