Segment D

Segment D – Torrance to Playa Del Rey – View Google MapView Photos

Distance: 20.1 miles     50 stairways     1,347 up-steps     Total Climb: 1,635 feet

Facebook Event on 5 Nov 2016

Facebook Event on 2 Jun 2018

Cities/Regions: Torrance, Seaside, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Dockweiler State Beach, Playa Del Rey

Official Finishers:
Dan Gutierrez, Jonathan Chaalan, Junie Wood, Dave Rucker on 5 Nov 2016 | Pat and Elizabeth Schirmer, Jane Fransella on 1 Apr 2017 | Dave and Kristy Moorman, Evelyn Sanchez, Olivia Oshimo on 17 Jun 2017 | Jeff Rozema, Kathy Lopez, Teresa Cavazos, Maribel Sanchez, Jose Terriquez on 22 Jul 2017 | Maria Casillas on 29 Jul 2017 | Luis Prado on 30 Sep 2017 | James Peterson, Alfredo Salgado on 11 Mar 2018 | Gaelle Gralnek, Marla Stephenson Thornton on 9 Jun 2018 | Lisa Digger, Jason Songhurst on 7 Apr 2019 | Corinna Koebnick and Kevin Hilsey on 18 Oct 2020 | Who will be next?

Route Description Hyperlapse Video of Segment D


Route Features: Starting at a shopping center in Torrance, this route is relatively flat to rolling, traversing residential neighborhoods in Torrance and Redondo Beach, climbing and descending stairways along: the bluffs at Redondo Beach, the Redondo Beach Pier (where we will climb the gorgeously tiled “Ocean Steps” stairway), Hermosa Beach (where we will take a lunch break), and hilly Manhattan Beach, descending to a relatively flat beach bike path walk for the last 4 miles of the route, ending in Playa Del Rey. This is very much a beach stairs route, with most of the climbing done on stairways, and a few hills in Manhattan Beach.

Start Location: Calle Mayor and Pacific Coast Highway, which is bus accessible via Metro Bus Line 232 along Pacific Coast Highway connecting to the Metro Silver Line Bus and also  the Metro Blue Line Train.

Finish Location: Vista Del Mar and Culver Blvd, which is bus accessible via Metro Bus Line 115 which travels east along Manchester connecting to the Metro Silver Line Bus, and the Metro Blue Line Train.

Transit Connections: Finish to Start: From the finish at Vista Del Mar and Culver, catch the Metro Bus Line 115 on the south side of Culver, just west of Vista Deal Mar, which heads east on Manchester, and then get off at Sepulveda Blvd, and transfer to Metro Bus Line 102 south on Sepulveda, to the LAX City Bus Center. At the center, take Metro Bus Line 232 south on Pacific Coast Highway back to the start at Calle Mayor.
DTLA to Start: Take the Metro Silver Line Bus to the Pacific Coast Highway Station, go downstairs on the north side of the street, and transfer to the Metro Bus Line 232, taking it west, to the start at  Pacific Coast Highway at Calle Mayor.
Finish to DTLA: On the return trip, take Metro Bus Line 115 east on Manchester the Metro Silver Line Bus, at the Manchester/Harbor Freeway Station, or continue further east to the Metro Blue Line Train at the Firestone Station (Manchester changes name to Firestone shortly before the station is reached).  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.

Post Seg D Selfie Composite

Post Segment D Selfies: Top 5 Nov 2016 – Dan Gutierrez, Jonathan Chaalan [Junie Wood, Dave Rucker also finished] | Bottom 1 Apr 2017 – Elizabeth Schirmer, Jane Fransella, Pat Schirmer

Post Segment D Selfie N3 - cropped

Post Segment D Selfie: Olivia Oshimo, Evelyn Sanchez, Kristy and Dave Moorman on 17 Jun 2017

Stairway Data Table

Seg # SS# SW# In-300 Zip Stairway Name Up Down
D01 81 N/A 90277 Vanderhill/Bindewald 52
D02 82 N/A 90503 Redbeam Ave 23
D03 83 N/A 90277 Ynez Ave 13
D04 49 N/A 90277 Ave C 72
D05 50 N/A 90277 Knob Hill 92
D06 51 N/A 90277 Topaz St 61
D07 52 N/A 90277 Bike Path to Walkway S 17
D08 53 N/A 90277 Bike Path to Walkway N 51
D09 54 N/A 90277 Bike Path/George Freeth Way 73
D10 55 N/A 90277 Bike Path/Vets Park Library 46
D11 56 N/A 90277 Redondo Pier Red Brick 27
D12 57 N/A 90277 Redondo Pier Bike Path/Torrance Bl 19
D13 58 N/A 90277 Ocean Steps (mosaic) 34
D14 59 N/A 90277 Pier WW/Apartment WW 24
D15 60 N/A 90277 Apartment WW/The Village 14
D16 84 N/A 90278 190th St 14
D17 85 N/A 90278 Green Ln 20
D18 86 J15 90254 Hermosa Valley School 26
D19 87 N/A 90254 Gould Terrace 11
D20 88 J14 90266 Valley/Francisco 15
D21 89 J13 90266 Valley/4th Pl 22
D22 90 N/A 90266 13th Pl 14
D23 61 N/A 90266 Manhattan Beach City Hall 10
D24 91 J12 90266 17th St/Live Oak Park 23
D25 92 J11 90266 Live Oak Park/18th St 25 16
D26 93 J10 90266 Highland Ave/18th St 21
D27 94 J9 90266 Highland Ave/19th St 13
D28 95 J8 90266 Live Oak Park/19th 58
D29 96 N/A 90266 Live Oak Park/20th 42
D30 62 N/A 90266 Manor Dr 9
D31 97 J7 90266 Valley/20th Pl 14
D32 98 J6 90266 Ardmore/19th 24
D33 99 J2 90266 Valley/Flournoy 38
D34 100 J1 90266 Ardmore/Flournoy 12
D35 101 J5 90266 Valley/Blanche 27
D36 102 N/A 90266 27th St /Manor Dr 76
D37 103 J4 90266 Sand Dune Park/30th St 162
D38 104 J3 90266 Sand Dune Park/32nd St 208
D39 105 N/A 90266 Sand Dune Park/31st St 54
D40 63 N/A 90266 Rosecrans Ave 31
D41 64 N/A 90266 38th St 21
D42 65 N/A 90266 44th St 23
Total Stair Steps —> 1100 547
Total Stair-Streets —> 25
Total Non Stair-Street Stairs> 17