A flat route, but scenic and usually sunny, don't miss Venice Beach's "personality".

* We start our distances from the Santa Monica Pier and give separate North & South distances

A quarter-mile foam track on the south end of Beverly Hills, great for running intervals or any other speed work. While the track is 400 meters it's not a regulation shape - you'll notice that the straights are shorter and the turns are wider and have some straights in them.

The roads north of Santa Monica Blvd. in Beverly Hills are wonderful neighborhoods to run through.

For those staying in the Century City business area, this route map will guide you to a 400-meter track at Beverly Hills High, a hilly route around Cheviot Hills Park and/or a streetside crushed-stone path through Beverly Hills along Santa Monica Blvd.

This canyon is a hot spot for runners, hikers & walkers. Celebrity sightings are common as are fabulous views of Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. Parking may present a bit of a problem, especially on weekends. Street parking is your only option; so be ready to make several loops to find a spot. Come on a weekday during working hours if you want to avoid the "rush".

If you're looking for a hike or run with the best ocean view, Paseo Miramar won't disappoint. The trail winds uphill most of the way to the viewing stand of Parker Mesa Overlook, a 5.5-mile round trip with 1,200 feet of gain on the Santa Ynez fire road.

If you're looking for a longer alternative to Paseo Miramar and want the same trail and final destination, Los Liones covers 7.3 miles and ends at the scenic Parker Mesa Overlook.