Distance: 20.1 miles 50 stairways 1,347 up-steps Total Climb: 1,635 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 | 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.
Stairway Data Table
|Seg #||SS#||SW#||In-300||Zip||Stairway Name||Up||Down|
|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|
|D18||86||J15||90254||Hermosa Valley School||26|
|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|
|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|
|Total Stair Steps —>||1100||547|
|Total Stair-Streets —>||25|
|Total Non Stair-Street Stairs>||17|