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Walk or Bike San Gabriel’s Historic Trek to Los Angeles

August 25th, 2016


This Saturday, August 27, is San Gabriel’s historic trek to Los Angeles. Whether you come by foot or by bike, you will never forget this 9 mile trek; at only an estimated three hours, you just might beat morning commuters stuck in LA traffic!

In September of 1781, Los Pobladores set out to begin a journey from what is now Mission, San Gabriel, to El Pueblo de Los Ángeles. Their nine-mile journey was immortalized in the creation of Mission Road, which has served the community for years in helping people travel between these two beautiful cities.

If you plan to walk the Historic Trek to Los Angeles, be at Plaza Park by 6 in the morning; if you prefer to cycle, the trek doesn’t start for you until 7:30. Be aware that children under the age of 12, or anyone who does not plan on biking with a helmet, will not be allowed to bike the trek.

The fun doesn’t end with the walk! Once you’ve made it to El Pueblo Historic Monument at Olvera Street, there will be wholesome family fun for everyone. Celebrate and discover the history of Los Pobladores with presentations and museums, grab a bite to eat, or hang out and enjoy kid-friendly activities. When you’re ready to head back to San Gabriel, don’t worry, you don’t have to walk all the way back! Complimentary bus service will be provided to participants of the Walk to Los Angeles.

As you’re walking from San Gabriel to Los Angeles, take a moment to look around you. It’s difficult to enjoy the true beauty of Southern California and the journey from San Gabriel to Los Angeles from behind a windshield. Aside from learning and experiencing the history of San Gabriel, by completing this walk you are allowing yourself to appreciate the beauty we all too often drive by without a second thought. Take the time to discover details about Mission Road that you never have before as you bask in the sun on this journey to LA.
For a full route map and other information, visit San Gabriel’s official website at:

While you’re in the Mission District, why not stop by and explore one of the newest Olson Homes communities, Arroyo Walk? With prices starting as low as the $500s, Arroyo Walk is an affordable modern community of energy- and water-efficient townhomes just waiting for you to explore: