Segment O – Watts to Naples Island in Long Beach – View Google Map – View Photos
Distance: 20.6 miles 30 stairways 624 up-steps Total Climb: ~750 feet
Cities/Regions: Watts, Compton, Gateway Towne Center, Sutter, Los Cerritos, Memorial Heights, Sunrise, Signal Hill, Zaferia, East Side, Colorado Lagoon, Naples.
Dan Gutierrez, Pat and Elizabeth Schirmer, Dave and Kristy Moorman, on 5 May 2017 | John and Olivia Oshimo on 7 Apr 2018 | Jeff Rozema, James Peterson, Alfredo Salgado, Kathy Lopez, Maribel Sanchez, Luis Prado, Maria Casillas, Teresa Cavazos on 8 Sep 2018 | Gaelle Gralnek on 12 Nov 2018 | Lisa Digger on 22 Nov 2018 | Evelyn Sanchez, Marla Stephenson Thornton on 5 Jan 2019 | Jane Fransella on 31 Mar 2019 | Who will be next?
Route description Hyperlapse Video of Segment O
Route Features: Segment O is a flat urban route that mostly follows two rail lines, first the Metro Blue Line (the former Red Car Long Beach Line), and then the Long Beach Greenbelt (the former Red Car Newport Line). The first part is more urban and industrial, with plenty of parks and other services, whereas the second half is much more suburban, and across multiple parks along the Long Beach Greenbelt. The majority of the stairways in the early part are pedestrian over-crossings of the Blue Line, and in the second half, the route traverses 6 stairways in Signal Hill before continuing along the Newport Line back to Naples Island with two final small stair-streets leading us back to where this loop started, at the Naples Fountain after 20.6 miles of walking.
Start Location: 103rd St/Watts Towers Metro A (Blue) Line Station, which is rail and bus accessible via the Metro A (Blue) Line Train, and Metro Bus Line TBD along TBD Street.
Finish Location: Naples Island Fountain, which is bus accessible via the Long Beach Transit (LBT) Bus Line 121, along 2nd St, a two block north walk on Ravenna Dr to 2nd St. The bus will take you to the DTLB Transit Plaza and connect to the Metro A (Blue) Line Train.
The end is where we started, at the Naples Fountain, 305 miles ago!
Congratulations, you have completed Segment O of the LA Loop!
And congratulations to those who completed the entire 300+ mile LA Loop!