Distance: 20.2 miles 39 stairways 1,845 up-steps Total Climb: ~3,200 feet
Cities/Regions: Palos Verdes, Lunada Bay, Malaga Cove, Torrance Riviera, Torrance
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.
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.