San Fernando Valley, NW of the intersection of the 405 and 101 Fwys
About 9 miles around the entire perimeter. Flat and easy. The bike path goes in and around the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area, which is a green and pretty park, with all the amenities: water, restrooms, picnic tables, golf courses, softball fields, etc.
Thomas Guide pp. 531, 561.
There is also parking in several of the golf course parking
lots, although the sign at the Lake Balboa Golf Course
suggests it is only for golfer parking, it is never full and
they don’t seem to bother the bikers and bladers who park
The 9 mile route for bicylists is too rough for rollerbladers. The shorter route bounding Victory Blvd at Lake Balboa Skate and Hockey Shop, to Balboa Blvd. to Burbank to Woodley is usually much better . . . when repaired, it is an interesting and sometimes scenic five mile run if you use the old bridge underpasses on
Balboa. . . . P.C. Wright
In recent years the path has fallen into extreme
disrepair due to the flooding of the Sepulveda Basin . . . repairs are incredibly slow. The inner loop through the Lake Balboa Park
area, including Victory Blvd and the north portion of the larger
loop along Balboa and Woodley (about 2.3 miles) is completed and in excellent condition. The Lake area has parking, a large boy and girl rest room and snack wagons on weekends. (Warning: The park closes at dark and the path through the park is very congested on weekends.)