Distance: 20.8 miles 60 stairways 2,843 up-steps Total Climb: ~3,100 feet
Cities/Regions: Highland Park, Mt Angelus, Northeast LA, Monterey Hills, Montecito Heights, El Sereno, Aurant, City Terrace.
Dan Gutierrez, Pat and Elizabeth Schirmer, Dave and Kristy Moorman, Olivia Oshimo on 8 Apr 2017 | Evelyn Sanchez on 27 May 2017 | Jeff Rozema, James Peterson, Teresa Cavazos, Kathy Lopez, Alfredo Salgado, Maribel Sanchez, Luis Prado, Maria Casillas on 14 Apr 2018 | Gaelle Gralnek, Marla Stevenson Thornton, Lisa Digger on 1 Dec 2018 | Jane Fransella on 9 Mar 2019 | Mitzi Lacebal, Caroline Shahin, Lisa Ung, Mary Dang, Laura Kitagawa, Larry Blood, Olga Leanos, Lisa Winger, Greg Martin, Judy Kahn Quan on 23 Jul 2023 | Mitesh Damania on 5 Aug 2023 | Scott Listfield on 13 Aug 2023 | Who will be next?
Route Description Hyperlapse Video of Segment M
Route Features: Segment M is mostly residential, traversing all the stairways of Highland Park, visiting the hills of Mt Washington in Northeast LA, including the super tough Eldred Stairway that climbs 196 wooden steps after nearly 1/10 of a mile of 33% grader street! After lunch, and leaving Highland Park, the route crosses the Arroyo Seco and enters the residential areas of Monterey Hills and Montecito Heights, then traverses busy Huntington Dr separating Monterey Hills from El Sereno, taversing a number of stairways in the process. Then the route heads south through stairways in El Sereno, climbing a couple of residential hills to head into the Mural Alley of El Sereno. After the alley trek, the route resumes residential walking to climb the largest single-set stairway in LA County, the 234 step Heidelman stairs, before passing Cal State LA, and crossing the the I-10 freeway, then climbing one stairway in the northeast corner of City Terrace, and finishing thereafter on City Terrace Dr.
Finish Location: Eastern Ave at City Terrace Dr, which is bus accessible via both Metro Bus Line 70 and Metro Bus Line 71 south/west to DTLA and Metro Bus Line 256 north/east toward Highland Park and Pasadena.
Congratulations, you have completed Segment M of the LA Loop!