Segment C

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

Distance: 20.2 miles     39 stairways     1,887 up-steps     Total Climb: 3,180 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 | 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.

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 Blue Line Train.

Transit Connections: Finish to Start: From Calle Mayor at Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) to Palos Verdes Dr West at Hawthorne, take Metro Bus Line 232 east along PCH to Hawthorne, and then transfer to Metro Bus Line 344 south on Hawthorne, to Palos Verdes Dr West to the start of the segment.
DTLA to Start: Take the Metro Silver Line Bus to the Harbor Gateway Transit Center, and transfer to the Metro Bus Line 344, taking it southeast, ultimately ending at Hawthorne at PV Dr West, the start of the segment.
Finish to DTLA: On the return trip, take Metro Bus Line 232 east to the  Metro Silver Line Bus to DTLA at the PCH station on the I-110 freeway. Do note that the Silver Line serves both the 7th/Metro Station and Union Station, thus providing links to the Blue, Red, Purple, Expo, and Gold Metro Rail Lines.

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

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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

Stairway Data Table

Seg# SS# SW# In-300 Zip Stairway Name Up Down
C01 57 J29 90275 Pt Vicente Pathway 217
C02 77 N/A 90275 Sail View Ave Spillway 117
C03 78 N/A 90275 Rattlesnake Canyon Spillway 273
C04 58 N/A 90275 Deep Valley/Indian Pk NW 84
C05 59 K5 90275 Deep Valley/Indian Pk SE 136
C06 79 N/A 90275 Penninsula Com Ch Pk Lt 9
C07 80 N/A 90275 Pk Lot/Pen Comm Church 22
C08 81 N/A 90275 Crestridge/Pen Com Church 10
C09 82 N/A 90275 Pen Com Church/Parking Lot 42
C10 83 N/A 90275 Crestridge/Pen Com Ch Pk Lt 13
C11 84 N/A 90275 Ridgecrest School West 49 49
C12 60 K4 90275 Via Costa Verde 29 4
C13 61 K3 90275 Via Porto Grande 4 22
C14 62 K2 90275 Via Malona S 7 27
C15 85 N/A 90275 Via Malona N 5
C16 63 K1 90275 Ridgegate Dr/Covecrest Dr 34
C17 64 J24 90274 Sanchez Path 22
C18 65 J28 90274 Lunada Canyon 114
C19 66 J27 90274 Carrillo/Zumaya 55
C20 86 N/A 90274 Zumaya/Valdes 7
C21 67 J26 90274 Olivera/Valdes 10
C22 68 J25 90274 Valdez/Zumaya 38
C23 69 J23 90274 Via Carrillo/Via Romero 87 87
C24 87 N/A 90274 PVIS Stairway 13
C25 88 N/A 90274 PVHS Stairway 22
C26 89 N/A 90274 PVHS/Via Pacheco S 45
C27 90 N/A 90274 PVHS/Via Pacheco N 22
C28 70 J22 90274 Chino Path 26
C29 71 J21 90274 Aromitas Path 20
C30 72 J16 90274 Arroyo Path 35
C31 73 J18 90274 Buena Path 124 60
C32 74 J20 90274 Ariba Path 141
C33 75 J19 90274 Somonte Trail 87 87
C34 91 N/A 90274 Memorial Garden Stairs 13
C35 92 N/A 90274 Plaza/Via Corta 20
C36 93 N/A 90274 Via Corta (Farnham-Martin) 44
C37 76 J17 90274 Chico Path 28
C38 94 N/A 90277 Buena Ventura/Retiro Park 31
Total Stair Steps —> 1870 521
Total Stair-Streets —> 20
Total Non Stair-St Stairs –> 18