Distance: 20.0 miles 48 stairways 1,259 up-steps Total Climb: ~1,700 feet
Cities/Regions: Torrance, Seaside, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Dockweiler State Beach, Playa Del Rey
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 | Larry Blood, Kay Brown, Sandy Hobson, Lilian Iverson, Laura Kitagawa, Mitzi Lacebal, Mitesh Damania, Lisa Ung, Lisa Winger on 19 Mar 2023 | Mary Dang on 26 Mar 2023 | Olga Leanos, Caroline Shahin on 2 Jul 2023 | 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.