Cerritos Regional Park up Coyote Creek Trail

CYCLE ORANGE COUNTY, SIGHTSEEING RIDE, CERRITOS REGIONAL PARK UP COYOTE CREEK TRAIL This bike ride starts at Cerritos Regional Park which connects to Coyote Creek Trail. One of the many Southern California waterways turned into a flood control channel, traveling along the trail allows completely uninterrupted riding and no car traffic to contend with. The ride finishes with a cool down loop around the park. Cerritos Regional Park is a much used and beloved park and if you arrive in the morning on any given day you will find hundreds of walkers and joggers on the park’s paths. Packed into 54 acres, it has it all; an incredibly beautiful setting, tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, and baseball fields. Playgrounds, a skate park, a swimming pool and an outdoor fitness center. There are three man-made lakes stocked with fish and plenty of picnic tables and barbecues for an army of people. And of course bike paths run all across the park. Also in the park is Water Henge, an interesting civic art project designed to tell the story of water in Cerritos and the Los Angeles Basin. Installed in an open green space of the park, five pieces with stone-like shapes are arranged in a circular pattern, reminiscent of Stonehenge. On each “rock” are colorful blue mosaics with words and information about how water once flowed here and the role it now plays. The largest piece, 13 feet high, also marks the spring and fall equinox. While the park can be quite busy, Coyote Creek Trail is underutilized, especially the northern section that comprises this ride. With spectacularly smooth surfaces and an uninterrupted riding experience, it’s always a surprise to see so few people traveling this route. Side Trip Cerritos Regional Park, the start and finish for this ride, is an excellent place to spend a good part of the day. Along the ride, if you are into bargain shopping and haggling, the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet is located right off the bike path at Alondra Avenue. FOOD AND DRINK Along this route there is no food or drink available ACCESS By bus, OCTA route 30 or 38, to Cerritos on Wheels (COW) route 1 or 2. Get off at Cerritos Regional Park. By car, take the 91 Freeway west, exit south onto Bloomfield Avenue. Travel one mile and turn left on 195th Street. Park in the first lot on your right.
Ride type:
Sightseeing
Mountain biking
Road riding
Commuter
Kid friendly
Rail Trail
Difficulty: Easy (Blue)
Ride Duration: <1 hr
Fitness Level: Low
Terrain:
Shared Bike Path - Paved
Shared Bike Path - Dirt
On-Road Bike Lane
On-Road
Off-Road - Fire Trail
Off-Road - Rail Trail
Off-Road - Single Track
Off-Road - Downhill
Estimated Distance (Kms): 18.1
Elevation Gain (metres): 73
Services:
Water
Food
First Aid
Toilets
Bike hire facilities
Carparking
Bike servicing
Accessible by bike
Accessible by car
Accessible by public transport
Accessible by shuttle / uber
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