Segment J

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

Distance: 20.9 miles     71stairways     2,579 up-steps     Total Climb: 2,075 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 | 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 Gold Line Station, which is train accessible on the Metro Gold Line, north toward Pasadena, or south to Union Station.

Transit Connections:
Finish to Start: Take Metro Gold Line south to Union Station, then the Metro Red Line to either:
1) Pershing Square Station, and transfer on Olive St to Metro Bus Line 14 northbound, to Beverly, to reach the start on Beverly Blvd at Rampart Blvd, or
2) Westlake/MacArthur Park Station, and on Westlake Ave, transfer to Metro Bus Line 603 to Rampart Blvd, northbound to Beverly Blvd, to the start.

DTLA to Start: From the Metro Pershing Square Station, go north to Olive, then take Metro Bus Line 14 northbound, to reach the start on Beverly Blvd at Rampart Blvd.

Finish to DTLA: Take the Metro Gold Line, south to Union Station, and connections to The Metro Red/Purple Lines, which in turn lead to the Metro Blue Line and Metro Expo Line at the 7th Metro/Station.

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

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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!

Stairway Data Table

Seg # SS# SW# In-300 Zip Stairway Name Up Down
J01 310 E8 90057 Carondelet St 36 36
J02 311 E7 90026 Council St 101
J03 312 E6 90012 Toluca St 44 44
J04 94 N/A 90012 Vista Hermosa Park 31
J05 313 E5 90012 Temple/Boylston 14
J06 314 E4 90012 Figueroa/1st 42
J07 315 N/A 90012 Fig/3rd Pedway POC 40 40
J08 316 N/A 90012 3rd St PUC of I-110 ramps 26
J09 317 N/A 90071 5th St POC W 56 48
J10 318 N/A 90071 5th St POC E 42 32
J11 319 N/A 90071 Flower St POC S 29 48
J12 320 E3 90071 Hope St (Bunker Hill) 101 101
J13 321 N/A 90071 5th/Grand 12
J14 322 N/A 90071 Angels Flight 121
J15 95 N/A 90071 CA Water Ct E 32
J16 96 N/A 90071 CA Water Ct N 25
J17 97 N/A 90012 Olive/MOCA walkway 50
J18 98 N/A 90012 2nd St/MOCA walkway 42
J19 99 N/A 90012 Disney Concert Hall NE 124
J20 100 N/A 90012 Disney Concert Hall NW Upper 59
J21 101 N/A 90012 Disney Concert Hall NW Lower 41
J22 102 N/A 90012 Music Center 30
J23 103 N/A 90012 NW Grand Park Middle Stairway 56
J24 104 N/A 90012 Middle Grand Park Middle Stairway 41
J25 105 N/A 90012 SE Grand Park NE Stairway 15
J26 323 N/A 90012 LA Mall POC of Temple 37 15
J27 324 E1 90012 Arcadia St 55
J28 106 N/A 90012 Asian Ctr Parking Lot 22
J29 325 N/A 90012 Yale/Hill 152
J30 326 D38 90012 Clara St 17
J31 107 N/A 90012 Chavez/Metro Plaza NE 30
J32 108 N/A 90012 E Union Station N 28
J33 109 N/A 90012 E Union Station S 28
J34 327 N/A 90013 Santa Fe/1st St Bridge N 44
J35 328 N/A 90013 Santa Fe/1st St Bridge S 43
J36 329 D36 90013 4th St Bridge West 53
J37 330 D35 90033 4th St Bridge East 32
J38 110 N/A 90033 Hollenbeck Park #1 17
J39 111 N/A 90033 Hollenbeck Park #2 13 13
J40 112 N/A 90033 Hollenbeck Park #3 75
J41 113 N/A 90033 Hollenbeck Park #4 16
J42 114 N/A 90033 Hollenbeck Park #5 38
J43 115 N/A 90033 Hollenbeck Park #6 16
J44 116 N/A 90033 Hollenbeck Park #7 11
J45 117 N/A 90033 Hollenbeck Park #8 12
J46 118 N/A 90033 Hollenbeck Park #9 47
J47 119 N/A 90033 Hollenbeck Park #10 36
J48 331 N/A 90033 Evergreen POC of I-10 45 37
J49 332 N/A 90063 Fowler St/Whiteside St 10
J50 120 N/A 90033 Norfolk St 72
J51 333 D24 90033 Verde St 29
J52 121 N/A 90033 Chelsea Red Car Stairs 19 19
J53 334 N/A 90033 Magnet School POC of Cornwell 29 30
J54 335 D1 90031 Coral St 96
J55 336 D2 90032 Mallard Dr/Onyx St 123 123
J56 337 D4 90032 Lower Beagle St 77
J57 338 D3 90032 Upper Beagle St 95
J58 122 N/A 90032 Fern Pl 9
J59 339 D8 90032 Galena St 106
J60 340 D6 90032 Pyrites St 22 14
J61 341 D5 90032 Lower Tourmaline 31 31
J62 342 D7 90032 Upper Tourmaline 204
J63 343 N/A 90032 Eva Terrace 17
J64 344 C34 90031 Sierra Sidewalk 25 34
J65 345 C33 90031 Hancock St/Terry Pl 24
J66 346 C32 90031 Montecito St 78
J67 123 N/A 90031 Lincoln Cypress Station 9
Total Stair Steps —> 2581 1236
Total Stair-Streets —> 37
Tot Non Stair-Street Stairs > 30