Segment E

Segment E – Playa Del Rey to Santa Monica – View Google MapView Photos

Distance: 20.5 miles     30 stairways     654 up-steps     Total Climb: 1,070 feet

Facebook Event on 19 Nov 2017

Facebook Event on 16 Jun 2018

Cities/Regions: Playa Del Rey, Westchester, Fox Hills, Palms, Mar Vista, Oakwood, Ocean Park, Santa Monica.

Official Finishers:

Dan Gutierrez, Pat and Elizabeth Schirmer, Jonathan Chaalan, Jason Songhurst on 3 Dec 2016 | Dave and Kristy Moorman, Olivia Oshimo on 24 Jun 2017 | Aaron Veals on 8 Jul 2017 | Jeff Rozema, Kathy Lopez, Maria Casillas, Luis Prado, Matty Barriga, Alfredo Salgado, Lizbeth Padilla, James Peterson on 19 Aug 2017 | Teresa Cavasos on 10 Nov 2017 | Evelyn Sanchez on 15 Dec 2017 | Maribel Sanchez on 6 Apr 2018 | Gaelle Gralnek, Marla Stephenson Thornton, Lisa Digger on 16 Jun 2018 | Jane Fransella on 17 Jun 2018 | Who will be next?

Route Description Hyperlapse Video of Segment E

Route Features:  Starting near the ocean in Playa Del Rey, the route travels mostly through residential neighborhoods in a large inland rectangle that surrounds Marina Del Rey, followed by 2-3/4 miles of flat oceanfront walking. This route is one of the flattest on the entire LA Loop, with just over 1,100 feet of climb in 20 miles or roughly 55 feet per mile (that’s an average grade of only 1%). This is sparse stair country, and we traverse only 10 stairways in the first 15 miles, then 15 in the last 5-3/4 miles. The longer two stairways of 73 steps in Palms, and 97 steps in Mar Vista are a pleasant surprise, but other than that, it is a lot of pleasant and flat urban walking, with a visually interesting visit to the Santa Monica Pier and Tongva Park near the end.

Start 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.

Finish Location: Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line Station at 4th and Colorado, which is train accessible on the Metro Expo Line Train.

Transit Connections:
Finish to Start: From the finish at the Downtown Santa Monica Expo Line Station, cross 4th to the south (ocean) side, and walk 1/4 mile SE on 4th just past  Civic Center drive to the Bus Stop and take the Santa Monica Bus Line 18 south to the stop at Admiralty Way and Via Marina. From there, take the Metro Bus Line 108 south to the start at Culver Blvd and Vista Del Mar.

DTLA to Start: From the corner of Flower at 7th at the Metro 7th Street Station, take the Metro Silver Line Bus south to the Manchester/Harbor Freeway Station. Go downstairs to street level and take the Metro Bus Line 115 west to the start at Culver Blvd and Vista Del Mar.

Finish to DTLA: On the return trip, Take the Metro Expo Line Train from the Downtown Santa Monica Station to the 7th Metro Station, which connects to the Metro Red Line Train and Metro Blue Line Train.


Post segment selfie on 3 Dec 2016. L-R: Dan Gutierrez, Elizabeth Schirmer, Jason Songhurst, Jonathan Chaalan, Pat Schirmer

Post Seg E selfie - Dave-Kristy-Olivia-24Jun2017-700w

Post segment selfie on 24 Jun 2017. L-R: Dave and Kristy Moorman, Olivia Oshimo

Congratulations, you have reached the 20.75 mile mark, and the end of the segment!

Stairway Data Table

Seg # SS# SW# In-300 Zip Stairway Name Up Down
E01 103 I25 90293 Earldom Ave 41
E02 104 I24 90045 Park Hill Dr 23
E03 74 N/A 90045 77th/LMU 13 13
E04 105 I23 90045 76th/Abernathy 40
E05 106 N/A 90230 McDonald 12
E06 107 I22 90034 Valparaiso St 22
E07 108 I21 90034 Rose/Kingsland 73
E08 109 I20 90066 Mar Vista Stairs 97
E09 110 N/A 90064 Sardis Ave 10
E10 111 N/A 90064 Clarkson Rd 10
E11 75 N/A 90066 Rosewood Ave 4
E12 112 J19 90066 Appleton Way 30
E13 113 Add 90291 Wavecrest Ave 10
E14 76 N/A 90291 Vista Pl 3
E15 77 N/A 90405 Strand St 20
E16 78 N/A 90405 Pacific St 31
E17 79 N/A 90405 Crescent Bay Park 35
E18 114 Add 90401 Seaview Terrace 38
E19 80 N/A 90401 Santa Monica Pier NE 18
E20 81 N/A 90401 Santa Monica Pier NW 19
E21 82 N/A 90401 Ocean Front Walk/Appian Way 21
E22 115 Add 90401 Appian Way/Moomat Ahiko 22
E23 83 N/A 90401 Tongva Park NW 24
E24 84 N/A 90401 Tongva Park SW 27
E25 85 N/A 90401 Tongva Park E 12
Total Stair Steps ————> 553 115
Total Stair-Streets ———> 13
Tot Non Stair-St Stairs –> 12