Segment J

Segment J – DTLA to Montecito Heights  – View Google MapView Photos

Distance: 20.5 miles     69 stairways     2,536 up-steps     Total Climb: ~2,100 feet

Cities/Regions:  Westlake North, Bunker Hill, Downtown LA, Chinatown, Arts District, Boyle Heights, Ramona Gardens, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights.

Facebook Event on 25 Feb 2017

Official Finishers:

Dan Gutierrez, Evelyn Sanchez, Hilda Ibarra, Jane Fransella on 25 Feb 2017 | Pat and Elizabeth Shirmer, Dave and Kristy Moorman on 15 Apr 2017 | Aaron Veals on 21 Jul 2017 | Olivia Oshimo on 12 Nov 2017 | Jeff Rozema, James Peterson, Kathy Lopez, Alfredo Salgado, Teresa Cavazos, Maria Casillas, Luis Prado on 20 Jan 2018 | Maribel Sanchez on 2 Jun 2018 | Gaelle Gralnek, Marla Stephenson Thornton, Umika Porter on 20 Oct 2018 | Lisa Digger on 24 Feb 2018 | Mitzi Lacebal on 8 Jun 2023 | Mitzi Lacebal, Lisa Ung, Caroline Shahin, Mary Dang, Laura Kitagawa, Kay Brown, Sandy Hobson, Larry Blood, Olga Leanos on 11 Jun 2023 | Mitesh Damania on 24 Jun 2023 | Scott Listfield on 1 Jul 2023 | Lisa Winger on 17 Aug 2023 | Who will be next?

Route Description Hyperlapse Video of Segment J

Route Features: This route starts out in Westlake North and heads to DTLA, passing through residential and commercial areas and includes Vista Hermosa Natural Park and loops through Bunker Hill to the Disney Concert Hall in the first 5 miles. The next 5 miles pass through Grand Park, and the Civic Center area, as well as the southern edge of Chinatown, Union Station, passing over the 1st St bridge, then along the 4th St bridge, to Hollenbeck Park, where we will traverse all 10 stairways, and just north along 1st and Soto, we will have lunch at the 10.5 to 11 mile zone in a Boyle Heights area that is primarily residential. Afterwards, the walk heads northeast to Ramona Gardens public housing, then through Alvarez Park, Hazard Rec Area, and Lincoln Park, to just past the Coral St stairway at the 15 mile mark. The last 5 miles traverses stairways along Huntington between El Sereno and Montecito Heights, then treks through Montecito Heights, ending at the Lincoln/Cypress Metro Gold Line Station, near I-110, at mile 20.

Start Location: Beverly Blvd and Rampart Blvd (at The Original Tommy’s!), which is bus accessible via Metro Bus Line 603 on Rampart, and Metro Bus Line 14 on Beverly, that both connect to rail stations.

Finish Location: Lincoln/Cypress Metro L (Gold) Line Station, which is train accessible on the Metro L (Gold) Line, north toward Pasadena, or south to Union Station.


Post Segment J selfie.           L-R: Dan Gutierrez, Hilda Ibarra, Jane Fransella and Evelyn Sanchez on 25 Feb 2017!

Post Seg J2 Selfie-800w

Post Segment J2 selfie. L-R: Dan Gutierrez, Dave Moorman, Elizabeth Schirmer, Patrick Schirmer, Kristy Moorman on 15 Apr 2017!

Congratulations! You have successfully completed Segment J of the LA Loop!