Audio tour

Audio tourKnow Your Place: Tujunga Wash

Only in English

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    Link to route on Ride With GPS.

    Mountains, murals & streambeds: the San Fernando Valley is full of lively places to ride. This 6.2 mile route starts at the Van Nuys Orange Line station and heads Southeast along the Metro Bikeway before hitting a short stretch of bike lane then heading North along the Tujunga Wash Path for a little less than a mile. There's minimal elevation gain and it's perfect for beginners and families.

    The Tujunga Wash Path is shared with pedestrians, so it's important to share the road and go slower than you normally would during this section. The stretch of path from Chandler Blvd to Burbank Blvd is made of decomposed granite, so while it's not 100% smooth sailing, road tires should be more than capable of handling this part. However, beware of sections where the irrigation is out of control, where you might have to bypass a few puddles by riding on the lawn.

    From Burbank to Oxnard, the path turns to asphalt, but be forewarned - tree roots have made their way into the path so this is a good opportunity to practice your awareness, dodging and maneuvering skills (while still being nowhere near traffic). This stretch of path also hosts The Great Wall of Los Angeles - a mural that's half a mile long and captures the history of California through the eyes of many different groups of people that make up that history.

    North of Oxnard Blvd, the path is smooth pavement for a very short stretch before turning into a gravel walking path. This route may be manageable for some with gravel tires, but this is where our bike route officially ends. While here, we'd like to invite you to dismount and walk your bike further North up along the gravel path. You'll pass a decorative fence and there you'll find a native plant garden to admire and explore. 

    From there you can go back the way you came or head South to Burbank and make a right to try out the bike lane before reconnecting to the Metro Bikeway at Fulton Ave, then making a right to head back to Van Nuys Blvd. 

  3. 1 Ground Yourself
  4. 2 Tujunga Wash Path Begins
  5. 3 Tujunga Wash Greenway & Stream Restoration Project
  6. 4 Burbank Blvd Bike Lane
  1. Audio tour Summary

    Link to route on Ride With GPS.

    Mountains, murals & streambeds: the San Fernando Valley is full of lively places to ride. This 6.2 mile route starts at the Van Nuys Orange Line station and heads Southeast along the Metro Bikeway before hitting a short stretch of bike lane then heading North along the Tujunga Wash Path for a little less than a mile. There's minimal elevation gain and it's perfect for beginners and families.

    The Tujunga Wash Path is shared with pedestrians, so it's important to share the road and go slower than you normally would during this section. The stretch of path from Chandler Blvd to Burbank Blvd is made of decomposed granite, so while it's not 100% smooth sailing, road tires should be more than capable of handling this part. However, beware of sections where the irrigation is out of control, where you might have to bypass a few puddles by riding on the lawn.

    From Burbank to Oxnard, the path turns to asphalt, but be forewarned - tree roots have made their way into the path so this is a good opportunity to practice your awareness, dodging and maneuvering skills (while still being nowhere near traffic). This stretch of path also hosts The Great Wall of Los Angeles - a mural that's half a mile long and captures the history of California through the eyes of many different groups of people that make up that history.

    North of Oxnard Blvd, the path is smooth pavement for a very short stretch before turning into a gravel walking path. This route may be manageable for some with gravel tires, but this is where our bike route officially ends. While here, we'd like to invite you to dismount and walk your bike further North up along the gravel path. You'll pass a decorative fence and there you'll find a native plant garden to admire and explore. 

    From there you can go back the way you came or head South to Burbank and make a right to try out the bike lane before reconnecting to the Metro Bikeway at Fulton Ave, then making a right to head back to Van Nuys Blvd. 

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